Free speech in the age of AI

By Austin Fitzgerald Jared Schroeder, an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, has authored a book that explores new ways of thinking about free speech in the era of sophisticated generative AI. “The structure of ideas: Mapping a new theory of free expression in the AI era” is available July 1. Schroeder is … Continued

IRE re-launches podcast with Missouri School of Journalism grad student as host

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (June 5, 2024) — Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), a nonprofit organization based at the Missouri School of Journalism that helps journalists train and collaborate, has re-launched its podcast after a four-year hiatus. Hosted by Nakylah Carter, a graduate student at the School of Journalism, the IRE Radio Podcast delves … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism’s KBIA wins four regional Murrow Awards

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (May 30, 2024) — KBIA-FM, the Missouri News Network’s NPR-member radio station, has won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including two wins for “Canned Peaches,” a podcast delving into the stories behind common foods that launched last November. The awards — more than any other organization in Region 5, … Continued

New fund to support Missouri Business Alert and New York Program at Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (May 28, 2024) — Family and friends of Randall Smith, the Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism, are raising money for a fund that will support the Missouri News Network’s digital business news outlet, Missouri Business Alert. The fund will also help … Continued

Jennifer Mantle

JENNIFER MANTLE, a lifelong Missourian, transitioned to the J-School from MU Health Care after working there for 15 ½ years. She has served in many departments as a Business Support Specialist for Dining & Nutrition, Safety, Emergency Management, Patient Transport, Hospitality, Valet, the Mail Room, Engineering Services, and Planning Design & Construction. Some of her … Continued

Ebony Reed builds an impressive career of service

Behind the University of Missouri alumna’s success is the school that raised her and the one she keeps returning to Contact: Courtney Perrett, cperrett@missouri.edu Many college graduates dream of changing the world. University of Missouri alumna and former faculty member Ebony Reed is doing it — transforming her aspirations into skills that empower students and … Continued

Stacey Woelfel wins 2024 Bliss Award, capping 35-year career at Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (May 15, 2024) — Stacey Woelfel, a professor emeritus and former news director at KOMU-TV — the Missouri News Network’s NBC affiliated TV station — has received the highly prestigious Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education. The award is presented by the Association for Education in Journalism … Continued