Change in journalism school curriculum leads to Strategic Communication classes offered over summer for first time

By Abby Werner Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 22, 2021) — For the first time ever, three strategic communication classes were offered over the summer: JOURN 2200 Audiences and Persuasion, JOURN 4200 Principles of Strategic Communication, and JOURN 4952 Strategic Communication Research. This change was prompted by the restructuring of the School of Journalism curriculum. With this … Continued

School of Journalism Associate Professor Brett Johnson named to fourth class of Presidential Engagement Fellows

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 21, 2021) — Associate Professor Brett Johnson in the Missouri School of Journalism has been named a 2021-2022 Presidential Engagement Fellow. The systemwide program recognizes outstanding faculty who excel at communicating their research to the public and charges them with representing the UM System at several outreach events throughout … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism to host pair of international journalists for Smith/Patterson science journalism lecture

Harriet Constable and Jacob Kushner will talk about their work investigating potential causes of the next pandemic. Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 13, 2021) — The Missouri School of Journalism is hosting two renowned journalists for a talk about their latest project, a globe-trotting investigation for the BBC into six viruses that could cause the next pandemic. … Continued

The Missouri School of Journalism celebrates 113 years of the Missouri Method with its third annual Founder’s Day tradition of giving

From now through September 30, J-School alumni are encouraged to commemorate their Missouri Method experience and support future generations of students with a gift of $19.08 to the School in honor of its founding year. Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 10, 2021) — On Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, the Missouri School of Journalism will celebrate 113 years … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Graduate receives third place in top student papers at AEJMC

Columbia, Mo. (August 6, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism graduate Erika Schneider, Ph.D. ’21, was awarded third place in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Public Relations Division’s student research paper competition. Schneider will present her paper in a panel, among other top paper winners, at 12:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday, … Continued

School of Journalism’s NPR-member station is capturing memories — one voice at a time — for Missouri 2021

Emma Boyle, left, Becca Newton and Regan Mertz make adjustments to a sound mixer June 12 at the Columbia Farmers Market in Clary-Shy Community Park. The students are members of KBIA’s Missouri on Mic team, which is recording anecdotes from Missourians as part of the state’s bicentennial commemoration. ‘Missouri on Mic’ asks participants to share their thoughts … Continued

Student Enhancement Fund created in honor of longtime professor Stacey Woelfel

Fund will support students’ reporting and documentary projects. Columbia, Mo. (July 26, 2021) — To honor his countless contributions to the School of Journalism and the media industry, colleagues, alumni and friends have established the Stacey Woelfel Student Enhancement Fund, which will benefit students pursuing careers in television, radio and documentary journalism. “I’m excited to … Continued

Missouri journalism faculty, graduate students and alumni to present at AEJMC 2021 virtual conference

Columbia, Mo. (July 27, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will present 70 peer-reviewed research papers at the virtual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Aug.4-7. Among the top awards: AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award awarded to University of Missouri School of Journalism. 2021 Paul J. Deutschmann Award … Continued

Study: Young workers now value respect over ‘fun’ perks in the workplace

Researchers at University of Missouri and Kansas State University discovered having respectful communication outweighs ‘fun’ work perks when attracting and retaining young workers. By Eric Stan, MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July 22, 2021) — Millennials, often referred to as the “job-hopping generation,” represent a group of young workers who once grabbed the national spotlight … Continued

4 to receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (July 22, 2021) — The Missouri School of Journalism has announced the 2021 recipients of the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service. The four individuals will receive their medals during an evening reception and banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 5, that begins at 6 p.m. at The Atrium on Tenth, 22 N. Tenth … Continued