Kathy Kiely Named the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies

Columbia, Mo. (May 31, 2018) — Kathy Kiely, a veteran reporter and editor with a multimedia portfolio and a passion for transparency, free speech and teaching, has been named the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism, effective July 1. The chair is named for Lee Hills, who had a … Continued

Global Journalist Wins Two ‘Telly’ Awards for Online Videos

Student-Produced Episodes Net Silver Trophies Among 12,000 Entries Nationwide Columbia, Mo. (May 23, 2018) — Two Global Journalist programs produced by students and staff at the Missouri School of Journalism and KBIA/Mid-Missouri Public Radio have been honored for online video production by the 39th Annual Telly Awards. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor video … Continued

Yong Volz Named Outstanding Adviser for National Honor Society

Volz is the First Winner from Mizzou in More Than 30 Years Columbia, Mo. (May 18, 2018) — Kappa Tau Alpha will honor Missouri Journalism Associate Professor Yong Volz with the William H. Taft Outstanding Adviser Award during the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington this August. … Continued

Lauren Puckett Wins the 2018 Don Romero Prize for Magazine Writing

Master’s Student Finds Herself Drawn to Community Engagement, Even When Assigned to Write about Food Columbia, Mo. (May 18, 2018) — Missouri School of Journalism graduate student Lauren Puckett, BJ ’17, is the winner of the 2018 Don Romero Prize for outstanding magazine writing. She receives a $1,000 cash award. Puckett was born and raised … Continued

Journalism Student Takes Deep Dive into Research, Learns Time Management Skills as Discovery Fellow

Assessing Newspaper Pay Models, Anna Lewis Battled Poorly-Designed Websites While Balancing Other Coursework By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (May 17, 2018) — As a freshman interested in writing for a digital publication, University of Missouri undergraduate student Anna Lewis already has a basic grasp on pay models and their importance to the industry she’s considering. … Continued

Special Public Exhibit Showcases Work of Graduating Photojournalism Students

‘Parting Shots’ Exhibit Now in McDougall Center Gallery in Lee Hills Hall through Sept. 17 By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (May 16, 2018) — Graduating photojournalism students at the Missouri School of Journalism got one last hurrah before commencement on May 13: their own photography exhibit. “Parting Shots 7” is an annual gallery show that … Continued

Kauffman Foundation Grant Will Provide More Business Journalism Learning Opportunities for University of Missouri Students

Plans Include More Reporting Trips, Hiring More Paid Help and Additional Event Planning Opportunities By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (May 15, 2018) — Missouri Business Alert (MBA) will provide even more hands-on Missouri Method training opportunities for University of Missouri students with the help of a nearly-$200,000 grant received this spring from the Ewing Marion … Continued

14 Students Honored with SPJ Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards

Staff of Vox Magazine Wins Best Student Magazine and Best Affiliated Website Columbia, Mo. (May 10, 2018) — The published work of 14 Missouri School of Journalism students and the staff of Vox Magazine has earned Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards, a competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists for the best in … Continued

Ernest Zhang Named Recipient of the Amy Lenk Staff Excellence Award

Nominators Cited His Dedication and Professionalism Columbia, Mo. (May 10, 2018) — Ernest Zhang, director of China Programs for the Missouri School of Journalism, is the 2018 winner of the Amy Lenk Staff Excellence Award. He was named during a recognition ceremony on May 4 in the Palmer Room at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Missouri … Continued

4 Missouri Journalism Students Win Dow Jones News Fund Internships

The Program Includes a Paid Summer Internship and $1,000 Scholarship for Returning Students Columbia, Mo. (May 9, 2018) — Four Missouri School of Journalism students are among the 82 undergraduate and graduate students who have won a nationwide competition for prestigious Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF) data and business internships for this summer. They will … Continued