Missouri Journalism students win awards, scholarships in 2020-2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Program

By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (June 22, 2021) — Five students, including a project team of three, won awards and scholarships during the 2020-2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Program, which culminated this month with the 61st annual Hearst National Championships. Two students advanced to the championships. Collectively, the students won $15,000 in scholarships. Annabel Thorpe won … Continued

James Stone, BJ ’74

What do you do? After a forty year career as a sportscaster, I’m now retired living in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with my wife of 46 years, Jill, who also graduated from Mizzou. My focus is now on my two grandchildren, and our kids. My goal is giving back, and making society a better place for … Continued

Graduate students Mallory Daily and Leanne Tippett Mosby each awarded a Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship

Each receives a $2,500 fellowship to help cover a science, health or environmental story. Columbia, Mo (June 11, 2021) — Two journalism master students have been awarded a 2021 Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship. Mallory Daily and Leanne Tippett Mosby each receive a $2,500 fellowship to help cover a science, health or environmental story anywhere inside … Continued

Missouri Information Corps launches second edition

COLUMBIA, Mo. (June 10, 2021) — A team of Missouri School of Journalism students and recent graduates will spend the summer reporting on climate change and its impact on the state’s infrastructure, economy, agriculture, environment and business ecosystem. The announcement marks the second year of Missouri Information Corps, a public service project launched by the … Continued

Next stop: Law school

Skills gained in strategic communication classes help prepare alumni for the rigors of law school. By Abby Werner Columbia, Mo. (June 7, 2021) — For some students, a degree in Strategic Communication is the end goal. But for others, they take what they learned in undergrad at the world’s best journalism school and apply it … Continued

Katherine Dykstra, BJ ’99

A narrative nonfiction book by Katherine Dykstra, BJ ’99, will be published by W.W. Norton on June 15, 2021. “What Happened to Paula” is a feminist true crime that begins as an investigation into an unsolved homicide and evolves into a reckoning about all the ways women are at risk in the world, simply by … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism’s legislative reporting program helps fill state news gaps for community news producers

Program provides students hands-on experience on covering legislative news. By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Columbia, Mo. (May 20, 2021) — Each week as Gasconade County Republican Managing Editor Dave Marner starts production of the small weekly newspaper, he knows he has some solid state legislative news he can count on from the Missouri News Network, a program … Continued