The Missouri School of Journalism celebrates 112 years of excellence with newly-formed endowment to support the Missouri Method

From now through September 30, J-School alumni are encouraged to celebrate their Missouri Method experience and support future generations of students with a gift of $19.08 to the School in honor of its founding year. Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 14, 2020) — Today, the Missouri School of Journalism is celebrating Founder’s Day and 112 years of … Continued

RJI Student Innovation Fellowship program helps Missouri School of Journalism graduate land audience strategy job at The Times in U.K.

School emphasizes hands-on learning method Columbia, Mo. (August 19, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism graduate Laura Murgatroyd, BA ’20, said recent hands-on training she gained while working on an innovative news project for the Missouri Information Corp as an RJI Student Innovation Fellow this summer was key in landing an audience strategy job at … Continued

Recent Journalism School alumna’s documentary named a semi-finalist in Student Academy Awards

Sabatke pushes through challenges created by COVID-19, grief from the death of faculty mentor Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 18, 2020) — The documentary “Thoughts and Prayers,” produced by Missouri School of Journalism graduate Sarah Sabatke, BJ ’18, MA ’20, received a semi-finalist recognition in the 47th annual Student Academy Awards. Unfortunately, the film is not advancing … 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

Missouri journalism faculty, graduate students and alumni to present 70 papers at AEJMC 2020 virtual conference

Columbia, Mo. (July 30, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will present 70 peer-reviewed research papers at the virtual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference Aug. 6-9. More than 2,000 journalism and mass communication scholars are expected to participate in the fully-virtual 2020 AEJMC annual conference. Among the … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism’s NPR-member station KBIA’s ‘Show Me The State,’ statewide health coverage win national awards

By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (July 17, 2020) — KBIA-FM‘s “Show Me The State” podcast and the station’s health-related news coverage recently won several national awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Public Media Journalists Association and three other organizations. The honors recognize work produced by students, staff and faculty in 2019. “Show … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Professor Shelly Rodgers receives UM System President’s Award for Sustained Career Excellence

Columbia, Mo. (July 13, 2020) — Shelly Rodgers, professor of strategic communication at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been awarded the 2020 University of Missouri System President’s Award for Sustained Career Excellence. Each year, the UM System President’s Awards are presented on behalf of President Mun Choi to faculty members across the four universities … Continued

‘Anti-vaxxers’ gain traction against HPV vaccine on Facebook, study finds

MU media expert analyzed 10 years of HPV-vaccine related Facebook posts By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July 8, 2020) — One of the biggest social media sites – Facebook – has allowed “anti-vaxxers” to gain a stronger voice against the use of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine, according to a new … Continued