Missouri School of Journalism Grad Wins Hearst Photojournalism Award

Columbia, Mo. (April 25, 2005) — Lara Shipley, a recent photojournalism graduate from the Missouri School of Journalism, was awarded fifth place in the Picture Story/Series Competition of the 2004-2005 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. This was the third and final Hearst photojournalism competition of this academic year, entered by 44 students nationwide. Lara Shipley BJ … Continued

Four Missouri School of Journalism Minority Students Awarded Scholarship from Wal-Mart

Columbia, Mo. (April 25, 2005) — Four outstanding minority Missouri School of Journalism students received a $2,500 scholarship from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. They are Heather Apodaca, Yolanda Coleman, Brenda Escobar and Patrick Nagle. The Missouri School of Journalism is one of 10 select journalism programs nationwide to receive $50,000 from Wal-Mart for minority scholarships. The … Continued

John Schneller, Journalism Professor, Receives Kemper Award

Columbia, Mo. (April 25, 2005) — John Schneller, Missouri School of Journalism Assistant Professor and metro editor of the Columbia Missourian, has been awarded the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. “From the moment John Schneller arrives on campus each day until the time he goes home – 10 to 12 hours later – every word … Continued

Design of NewSunday Receives Award of Excellence

Columbia, Mo. (April 22, 2005) — The Columbia Missourian received an award of excellence for its redesign of the NewSunday section by the Society for News Design. The organization’s 26th Annual Best of Newspaper Design competition honors excellence in design among newspapers of all sizes. The Missourian received an award of excellence in the category of … Continued

Journalism Students Win Top Prize in Arthur W. Page Competition

Columbia, Mo. (March 29, 2005) — A student team from the Missouri School of Journalism recently took first place in the 2005 Case Study Competition in Corporate Communications sponsored by the Arthur W. Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations. The team, consisting of students Megan Perry, Laura Chia, Meredith Stevens, Rupa Rajagopalan and … Continued

Professor Emeritus John Merrill Elected to Iowa Hall of Fame

Columbia, Mo. (March 24, 2005) — John C. Merrill, professor emeritus at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been elected to the University of Iowa School of Journalism’s Hall of Fame for 2005. A Distinguished Alumnus of Iowa, Merrill will speak at the Fourth Estate banquet on April 1 in Iowa City. Merrill received his … Continued

Two Missouri Journalism Students Win Hearst Journalism Award

Columbia, Mo. (March 10, 2005) — Brandon Hoops and Sean McDonnell are among the top 20 winners in the college Sports Writing category of the Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. Brandon Hoops Sean McDonnell Hoops received sixth place and a $500 scholarship for his story, “Kicking Cares Away.” The article in the Columbia Missourian profiled an … Continued

15 Journalism Students Receive Mizzou ’39 Outstanding Senior Awards

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 22, 2005) — Fifteen of the top 39 students on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus are journalism students. The MU Alumni Association Student Board recognized 39 outstanding seniors for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the University and community. More than 135 seniors applied for this first-time award. The students were … Continued

Kristen Hare Wins Sifford Prize for Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 10, 2005) — Kristen Hare of the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press is the latest winner of the Darrell Sifford Memorial Prize in Journalism. Hare is the youngest winner (26 years old) ever in the 10-year-old contest and is from the smallest newspaper (circ. 39,500) ever to boast a winner in the annual writing contest. Hare, … Continued

Students Capture Graphic Awards in AP Contest

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 22, 2004) — Missourian Journalism students captured three of the top four prizes in the graphics division of the 2004 Associated Press Missouri-Kansas contest. The results were announced at the annual meeting of publishers and editors of Missouri and Kansas AP member newspapers. The winning graphics competed against 19 other entries. They originally … Continued