Nine Missouri School of Journalism students selected to contribute to DETOUR, Ron Stodghill’s new multimedia travel magazine

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 24, 2022) — DETOUR, an innovative publishing startup aimed at a fast-growing market of Black travelers, has selected nine students at the Missouri School of Journalism to work with industry professionals to develop editorial content, social media and brand strategy.     The multimedia travel magazine — which plans to launch this spring … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism graduate helping journalists cope with trauma

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 14, 2022) — In April 2013, less than five years after she had earned her bachelor’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, Sarah French was on the ground covering the Boston Marathon bombing. As the aftermath of the tragedy unfolded, the traumatic experience of covering the story had … Continued

Alumna Jazmin Burrell makes Forbes 30 Under 30

By Abby Werner Strategic Communication alumna Jazmin Burrell, BJ ‘15, was recently named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Marketing and Advertising list. She received the honor for the work she does as a creative strategist at social media company Snap Inc., as well as for her boutique creative shop Lizzie Della Creative Strategies. Burrell, … Continued

Monique Luisi: The making of a Missouri School of Journalism scholar and educator

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 13, 2022) — Monique Luisi awakened to the importance of science communication earlier than most. When she was just four years old, her mother suffered a series of strokes that required an extensive recovery. Young Monique not only motivated her mother to relearn speech and motor skills, but also … Continued

AAF chapter names a new president and vice president

By Abby Werner University of Missouri’s American Advertising Federation (AAF) chapter has a new president and vice president: Lily Williams and Reagan Van Eaton. They will select the rest of their executive board beginning in January. “I am really excited for this next year with AAF,” Van Eaton said. “COVID dependent, we are hoping to … Continued

Shelly Rodgers and the power of communication: The Missouri School of Journalism professor finding the human stories in advertising

Journalism Dean David Kurpius (left) and Commerce Bank Chairman and CEO Teresa Maledy (right) surprised Shelly Rodgers, strategic communication professor, with the news that she received the 2018 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence. Photo: Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2022) — Shelly Rodgers’ renowned research works at the convergence of advertising and … Continued

Josh Hayes Scholarship grants new opportunities for incoming journalism students

Josh Hayes (left) and Daniel Pierce tailgating as Mizzou alums. By Kelly Lopez The Missouri School of Journalism prides itself on producing top journalists and strategic communicators. Graduate Josh Hayes of the class of 1999 embodied what a Mizzou Tiger is supposed to be — and more. “Josh was a creative person,” says Dan Pierce, … Continued

Katrina Troy takes untraditional path to creative excellence

By Abby Werner Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 4, 2022) — Senior Katrina Troy has made the most of her college experience at the Journalism School. She has interned in New York, gotten involved with Relevant Youth (an advertising agency run by students), worked an off-campus job, changed journalism interest areas twice, and now serves as the … Continued

Critics call film from Missouri School of Journalism filmmaker-in-chief one of the best of 2021

Production of “Procession” featured School of Journalism students in technical roles; the film has been named to the Oscars shortlist By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 22, 2021) — In September, Netflix announced that they had acquired “Procession,” a documentary film directed by Missouri School of Journalism associate professor Robert Greene. The film, which included … Continued