2024 Knight Nonprofit News interns announced: Four Missouri School of Journalism students to spend summer at nonprofit news outlets

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 22, 2024) — Four students at the Missouri School of Journalism have been selected for 2024 Knight Nonprofit News summer internships, during which they will work in news product management and audience engagement at nonprofit newsrooms for 10 weeks. The participating newsrooms in Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas are … Continued

Cristal Balis

What do you do? I am a senior leader at The Emancipator, a nonprofit newsroom that drives crucial conversations on race and racism. How did you get your job? Hard work, timing, persistence and dumb luck What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? Don’t let anyone or anything throw you off … Continued

RJI sends Potter Digital Ambassadors to enhance digital efforts at community newsrooms all over Missouri

Shannon Worley (right) interviews employees and residents of Autumn Ridge Residences, a senior living community in Herculaneum, Missouri. By her side is Katelynn Mary Skaggs (center), digital marketing manager for Leader Publications and (left) Marie Stelling, director of community relations for Autumn Ridge Residences. By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 19, 2024) — Over the … Continued

Murray Center student film to feature at True/False Film Fest, alums continue to find success

The Missouri School of Journalism’s documentary journalism program is off to a roaring start this year The Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism has had its share of success stories in its first decade at the Missouri School of Journalism, but 2024 has seen another milestone reached: for the first time, a capstone film … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism launches campaign to fund endowment honoring Mary Kay Blakely, in support of New York Program

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 7, 2024) — Today, the Missouri School of Journalism announced the launch of a campaign to fund a new endowment in support of the School’s New York Program. The Mary Kay Blakely New York Program Fund, which will primarily provide scholarships to students in addition to other support for … Continued

Notable Alumni

Welcome to the Missouri School of Journalism’s list of notable alumni, recognizing trailblazers and outstanding voices in journalism, strategic communication and popular culture. While not an exhaustive list of the School’s talented and accomplished graduates, it does recognize individuals who have made their marks all over the world. Advertising/PR/Strategic Communication Digital/ Magazine /Newspaper/Print *We are … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism students kick off the Hearst Awards season with multiple wins

By Benjamin Miller COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 5, 2024) — The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program already features six student winners from the Missouri School of Journalism, with four students placing in the top 10 in their respective categories, kicking off a strong start to the 2023-2024 Hearst award season for the Missouri School of … Continued

Scholarship helps Missouri School of Journalism graduate student document stories of people living with dementia and their caregivers in rural America

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 1, 2024) — William Clayton Steward, a graduate student at the Missouri School of Journalism studying photojournalism, knows caring for a loved one with dementia is challenging. Access to vital care is generally more challenging in farming communities and small towns, leaving caregivers to do their best with what they have available. … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism announces Lance Heflin Multimedia Investigative Journalism Scholarship

Photo courtesy Jan Evans COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 31, 2024) — The Missouri School of Journalism today launched the Lance Heflin Multimedia Investigative Journalism Scholarship, which will support students who are interested in pursuing investigative journalism.   The scholarship honors the late Lance Heflin, BJ ’77, a founding producer of the newsmagazine program “48 Hours” who … Continued