Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Amy Simons receives MU Connect Champions award

Award honors faculty, staff, teaching assistants and students who use the application creatively and effectively to enhance student success. By Marcus Wilkins Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 13, 2020)– Deep down, Amy Simons is a reporter. At about the four-week mark during her courses on news gathering and media literacy for non-majors, she puts on her investigative-journalism hat … Continued

Catey Terry

Catey Heller Terry  is the outreach director for the Novak Leadership Institute (NLI). At NLI, she is responsible for identifying, promoting and maintaining relationships with leadership partners both external and internal to MU. This includes leadership programs at other universities, strategic communication agencies where our students may visit, work, or be mentored, service partners, Lead4Change … Continued

Susan Renoe

Dr. Susan Renoe is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension & Engagement at the University of Missouri, a joint position between the Office of Research &Economic Development and the Office of Extension & Engagement. In her role, Susan works to strengthen the university’s impact on the state of Missouri. She is also … Continued

Pop-up newsroom serves MU students and state

The Missouri Info Corps put MU journalism students and graduates to work covering COVID-19’s impact on small communities in Missouri Columbia, Mo. (August 10, 2020) — Job prospects appeared grim this summer for some students and recent graduates from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. A flailing economy awash in a pandemic doesn’t bode … Continued

Marlene Neill, MA ’07

Marlene Neill, MA ’07, has been selected for induction into the Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows, an honorary organization within PRSA comprised of more than 350 senior professionals and educators, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the public relations profession.

Jeffrey Whitford, BJ ’04

What do you do? I lead the ideation, creation and implementation of products, projects and programs that help our company and customers increase sustainability and be leaders in social impact related to science education and scientific research. How did you get your job? I “volunteered” into it…literally. I did an internship proofing catalogs and was … Continued

Kauffman Foundation awards fifth year of support to Missouri Business Alert

Grant will increase entrepreneurship reporting, event offerings and programming for students Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 5, 2020) — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has extended another year of grant support to Missouri Business Alert, a digital business journalism newsroom housed in the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The grant will allow for an increase in … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism alum Bryndon Minter leverages his Missouri Method skills to produce viral video in under 24 hours

By: Zach Taylor Columbia, Mo. (August 3, 2020) — On June 4, NFL players including Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas released the “I am George Floyd” video that asked the NFL to publicly declare its support for the “Black Lives Matter” movement. In less than a … Continued

Broadcasting alumni find success landing jobs despite pandemic, economic crisis

J-School hands-on training prepared alumni for interviews, jobs Columbia, Mo. (July 31, 2020) — Teams of recruiters from 10 major TV companies actively recruited more than two dozen Missouri School of Journalism students who graduated in May 2020, in the midst of hiring freezes, layoffs, COVID-19 and unemployment rates rivaling the Great Depression. The new … Continued

Shelley Sigholtz

SHELLEY SIGHOLTZ sells advertising and sponsored content ads for the Columbia Missourian newspaper, www.columbiamissourian.com, Vox Magazine and special sections. She enjoys traveling, her German Shepherd Prince and cooking.