Amanda Hinnant advances field of health communication with instincts of an academic, experience of a journalist

As Mizzou’s health research initiatives pick up steam, Hinnant is filling gaps in what we know about effective health messaging By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (May 16, 2022) — Amanda Hinnant, an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, has built her career on studying how journalists communicate health information to the public. But … Continued

Sara Parker Pauley, spring commencement speaker, knows value of degree from Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (May 10, 2022) — Sara Parker Pauley, director of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), will deliver the commencement address at the Missouri School of Journalism graduation ceremony on May 13. And while it’s not the first time she’s been asked to deliver a commencement address on Mizzou’s campus, the … Continued

Amanda Hinnant gathers acclaim with two esteemed honors for work at Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (May 4, 2022) — Amanda Hinnant, an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, has received two prestigious, university-wide awards recognizing different aspects of her work. The Gold Chalk Award, awarded by the Graduate Professional Council, honors faculty who have demonstrated excellence in graduate and professional education, while the … Continued

Two master’s students win Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship for 2022

Columbia, Mo (May 6, 2022) — Environmental change in the U.S. and around the world is the theme of this year’s Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship winners. Journalism master’s students Jana Rose Schleis and Tanishka R. each will receive a $5,000 fellowship to help fund their reporting projects. Schleis will tell the story of her hometown … Continued

Environmental journalist Annie Ropeik hired as assistant director of Ag & Water Desk 

Award-winning reporter Annie Ropeik will join the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk as Assistant Director in May 2022. Ropeik brings a decade of experience covering the environment for public radio stations and regional collaboratives across the country. Most recently she worked as an environment and climate change reporter for Spectrum News Maine.  “I’m … Continued

Ron Kelley awarded Booker T. Washington Advisor of the Year Award, a 2022 MU NAACP Image Award

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (May 5, 2022) — Ron Kelley, executive director of student development, diversity, and inclusion at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been awarded the Booker T. Washington Advisor of the Year Award by Mizzou’s chapter of the NAACP. The award honors Kelley’s role as faculty advisor to the Mizzou student … Continued

13 faculty at Missouri School of Journalism awarded Reynolds Faculty Fellowships

The prestigious fellowships are part of the School’s effort to build on excellent scholarship through substantial reinvestment The Missouri School of Journalism today announced the recipients of 13 Donald W. Reynolds Faculty Fellowships, part of an effort by the School to invest in the development and retention of world-class faculty. In addition to recognizing exceptional … Continued