Jonathan Murray, ‘father of reality television,’ still finding new ways to tell stories half a century into illustrious career

By Austin Fitzgerald When MTV’s “The Real World” featured Pedro Zamora in its third season, the result was a watershed moment. As an openly gay man who was also HIV positive, his presence brought attention to seminal cultural issues, and former president Bill Clinton credited Zamora with putting “a human face” on the AIDS epidemic. … Continued

J-School commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, at Mizzou Arena

Download the program for Commencement 2024 The Missouri School of Journalism will recognize May and August graduates at its 7 p.m. commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, at Mizzou Arena on the University of Missouri campus. Seating is open and no tickets are required. Guests can enter the arena for seating at 6:30 p.m. Graduate degrees will be awarded … Continued

11 J-School students tapped into 5 secret societies on Tap Day

Eleven Missouri School of Journalism students were tapped into five secret honorary societies during the 97th annual Tap Day. Tap Day is an annual spring event that recognizes students who excel in academics and campus involvement as inductees into the University of Missouri’s secret honorary societies. Many of the societies also induct staff and faculty as … Continued

Journalism, law, the military and mental health converge at symposium co-hosted by Reynolds Journalism Institute

Marcus Yam “Searching for Truth: When Media and Military Come Together” was co-hosted by RJI and the Mizzou School of Law’s Veterans Clinic By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 25, 2024) — On Friday, April 19, experts in journalism, whistleblower laws and war crimes gathered at the Missouri School of Journalism’s Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) … Continued

Science and data journalist Maria Parazo Rose to deliver Smith/Patterson Lecture

Maria Parazo Rose gives a presentation at NICAR24, an annual data journalism conference, this past March in Baltimore. By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 24, 2024) — The Missouri School of Journalism will welcome Maria Parazo Rose, a journalist and spatial data analyst at Grist, for the Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Lecture on Thursday, April 25. … Continued

New reporters with Report for America to expand Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk

Based in local newsrooms across the nation’s largest watershed, the new cohort will work alongside the award-winning journalism collaborative’s founding members to produce regional environmental coverage that is free for any news outlet to republish. Report for America, a national journalism service program, announced the selection of a new cohort of journalists who will join … Continued