RJI searches for School of Journalism students to pair with local newsrooms on innovative projects

By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Missouri School of Journalism students and recent graduates will be pairing up with local news outlets this summer to work together on innovative projects as part of the 12-week RJI Student Innovation Fellowship. Students and recent graduates can apply between Monday, Jan. 18 and Friday, Feb. 26. Newsroom partners are also needed … Continued

Strategic Plan 2021 – 2023

The School of Journalism has begun the process of updating our Strategic Plan. Over the next few months, faculty and staff assigned to our planning team will review the 2017 plan. They will then build on the plan by gathering vital information from faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders to develop the next iteration. The … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism scholarship to honor media leader and innovator Pam Johnson, BJ ’69

RJI founding executive director served as champion of female and minority journalists In recognition of her leadership in the media industry and her role in securing its future as the founding executive director of the Reynolds Journalism Institute, family, friends and former colleagues are organizing a campaign to create a scholarship in honor of Pam … Continued

Facebook posts help facilitate belief that HPV vaccine is dangerous to health

University of Missouri health communication expert believes study could inform the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine roll out and distribution. By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2021) — The human papillomavirus infection, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Continued

MOJO Ad presents findings to AT&T, wraps up first-ever virtual semester

By Zach Taylor Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2021) — For MOJO Ad, this year’s fall semester was unlike any other. Due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the capstone was held virtually for the semester. But that didn’t stop some of the J-School’s best and brightest from putting together three quality campaigns for AT&T. … Continued

Jenny Herner, BJ ’87

Jenny Herner, BJ ’87, of St. Louis, was one of 23 lawyers in Missouri to receive the Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 In-House Counsel Award.

Jeimmie Nevalga named news director at KOMU-TV

The veteran producer is the first woman and minority to lead news operations at the station Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 5, 2021) — Jeimmie Nevalga, a veteran TV producer, has been named news director for KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri, effective Feb. 1. KOMU 8 is the only network affiliated commercially operated television station (NBC) whose newsroom … Continued

AdZou presents findings to clients via Zoom, overcoming challenging circumstances

By Zach Taylor Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 4, 2021) — For strategic communication students at the Missouri School of Journalism, each student’s senior capstone is an indispensable part of their collegiate experience. This is always true, even in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This fall semester, four AdZou teams performed extensive quantitative and qualitative … Continued

Journalism alumna recognized for her commitment to public service

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 10, 2020) — A graduate from the Missouri School of Journalism was named to the Southeast Texas Young Professional Organization‘s 40 under 40 list for her commitment to public service and leadership capabilities. Emily Russell, BJ ’17, was recognized for her contributions in the Beaumont, Texas, community as a public and government … Continued

Kevin Kemper

What do you do? I’m a licensed attorney in Oklahoma and numerous tribal jurisdictions, after having been a journalism professor teaching media law. How did you get your job? Started my own practice. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? Perseverance despite large obstacles. What advice do you have for current … Continued