Catherine Gordon

Catherine “Cat” Gordon earned her BA in Human Development and Child Study in 2009 and her M. Ed in School Counseling from Stephens College in 2012. She spent nearly 11 years working for the University of Missouri-Columbia in various student-facing roles. The last 5 years, she worked as a liaison between the School of Health … Continued

Ki Jun Kang

Ki Jun Kang is a doctoral student at the Missouri School of Journalism, concentrating on media effects and how they shape public perceptions. He has a keen interest in the intricacies of message delivery, especially within health communication, and its capacity to elicit positive shifts in attitudes and perceptions. Ki Jun earned his bachelor’s degree … Continued

From the ground up: Missouri School of Journalism student gains confidence, skill at Chicago summer internship

By Sydney Perry Senior Sam Seppala was ready to apply what the School of Journalism has taught him as he searched for his first real-world internship.  After a few months of applying, Seppala secured a position at a small creative agency in Chicago called Tom, Dick and Harry. Seppala was connected to a Mizzou alum … Continued

Columbia Missourian wins 81 Missouri Press Association Awards, the most ever for the Missouri School of Journalism’s community newspaper

By Ryleigh Hindle, Columbia Missourian COLUMBIA, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2023) — The Columbia Missourian dominated at the 2023 Missouri Press Association Awards on Saturday, winning 81 awards overall in addition to the Gold Cup for Class 1 dailies. The total surpasses the Missourian’s previous record of 79 awards set in the 2020 contest. The results … Continued

2023 Honor Medalists hold master classes for students at Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Sept. 21, 2023) — On Sept. 14, before receiving their prestigious Honor Medals for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism, this year’s honorees continued the tradition of delivering master classes to students based on their firsthand experiences in the industry. Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu, representing … Continued

Duy Linh Tu and Sebastian Tuinder, environmental reporting duo, to deliver Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Lecture

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2023) — Duy Linh Tu and Sebastian Tuinder, multimedia journalists who have covered science and the climate for national news publications, will deliver the Missouri School of Journalism’s Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Smith Forum. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m., with free … Continued

Founder’s Day celebrates 115 years of Missouri Method

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2023) — 115 years after the Missouri School of Journalism’s creation in 1908, the School once again held its annual Founder’s Day on Sept. 14, encouraging alumni and friends to donate $19.08 in honor of the founding year. First held in 2019, Founder’s Day officially occurs on Sept. … Continued

Anna Spidel

Anna Spidel is a proud Michigander hailing from Dexter, Michigan. A Spartan at heart, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University in May 2022. Anna joined KBIA News as a health reporter in February of 2023, and began teaching at the Missouri School of Journalism the following August. She also … Continued

Joseph Avanzado

Joseph Avanzado is a Senior Academic Advisor at the School of Journalism graduate programs. He works with students in the on-campus master’s and BJ/MA Accelerated Program. His assignment also includes the Journalism-Law Program and Journalism/Master of Public Health Dual Degrees.  Joseph has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas in … Continued