Two Missouri School of Journalism students make Top 15 in prestigious Hearst TV Features Competition

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 18, 2022) — Two Missouri School of Journalism students have finished in the Top 15 of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s TV Features Competition, marking yet another strong showing as the year’s Hearst awards continue to roll out. Out of 92 entries from universities nationwide, senior Julie Koharik finished … Continued

The Missouri School of Journalism in 2022

We look back at this year’s milestones and accomplishments By Austin Fitzgerald With 2022 coming to a close, the Missouri School of Journalism is looking back on a year filled with hands-on learning opportunities, industry-leading research and positive community impacts. “This has been another groundbreaking year at the School of Journalism, and I couldn’t be … Continued

Columbia Missourian wins LION Local Journalism Award for Best Collaboration

By Austin Fitzgerald The Columbia Missourian has won a LION Local Journalism Award for Collaboration of the Year, with the Missouri School of Journalism’s community newspaper winning out over professional news organizations from all over the country. The award comes with a $2,000 prize from the Knight Foundation, a nonprofit that provides support for journalism … Continued

Yong Volz awarded 2022 O.O. McIntyre Professorship for Teaching Excellence

By Austin Fitzgerald Yong Volz, associate professor and Roger Gafke Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Missouri School of Journalism, is the 2022 recipient of the School’s O.O. McIntyre Professorship in recognition of teaching excellence. Volz is the 35th recipient of the award, which has been given annually since 1987 and comes with a $10,000 stipend … Continued

Two at Missouri School of Journalism receive MU Connect Champions Award

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (August 16, 2022) — Two people at the Missouri School of Journalism have received the 2022 MU Connect Champions Award from Mizzou’s Office of Undergraduate Studies. Laura Johnston — associate professor and associate chair for journalism professions — and academic advisor Lauren Pike represent distinct aspects of MU Connect, an … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students, alumni win awards, present work at annual AEJMC conference

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (July 26, 2022) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will present 97 peer-reviewed research papers at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Aug. 3-6. In addition, 61 Missouri journalism scholars will serve as moderators, discussants, and panelists during the four-day conference, the first in-person … Continued

3 to receive Missouri Honor Medals for Distinguished Service in Journalism

2022 honorees include two individuals and one nonprofit media organization By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (July 14, 2022) — The Missouri School of Journalism has announced the 2022 recipients of the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service, a prestigious award recognizing lifetime or superior achievement in journalism or strategic communication. Two individuals and a nonprofit … Continued