Magazine Professor Receives Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

Columbia, Mo. (April 6, 2004) — Mary Kay Blakely has received one of 10 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence that are awarded each year to outstanding MU professors. She is the fifth Missouri School of Journalism professor to receive the award since its creation in 1991. The trustees of the William T. Kemper Foundation made … Continued

Missouri Journalism Alumni Win IRE Awards

Columbia, Mo. (April 6, 2004) — Missouri School of Journalism alumni were among the winners in the 2003 Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. annual awards program. The competition recognizes outstanding investigative work in 15 categories, most of them based on market or circulation size. The categories are separated into print, broadcast, online media and work that demonstrates … Continued

Vector Marketing Honors Student with $1,000 Gift to Advertising Department

Columbia, Mo. (April 6, 2004) — Vector Marketing honored Ashley Lewis today with a $1,000 donation to the Advertising Department at the Missouri School of Journalism. Margaret Duffy, department chair, accepted the gift. “We congratulate Ashley on this outstanding achievement,” said Duffy. “We appreciate the generosity and commitment of Vector Marketing providing our students with opportunities … Continued

Journalism Alumna Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Columbia, Mo. (April 5, 2004) — Elizabeth Llorente, BJ ’84, recently received the 2004 Career Achievement Award for Print Journalists for her work in race and ethnicity from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The award recognizes a variety of contributions that Llorente has made to the field of journalism, including a recent series, “Diverse … Continued

Journalism Student Reels in Dream Job on ESPN

By Justin Jarrett Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (March 29, 2004) — Dream job. Check. New car. Check. College diploma. Not quite yet. Before he walks across the stage at MU in May, Mike Hall landed just about everything he could have hoped to gain with his pending journalism degree. Hall earned a one-year contract as … Continued

Two Journalism Students Win Hearst Writing Awards

Ann Friedman Wins First in Competition Columbia, Mo. (March 24, 2004) — Missouri School of Journalism students Ann Friedman and Ann E. Stratton are among the top 10 winners in the personality/profile writing competition for this year’s Hearst Journalism Awards. Friedman won first place in the competition; Stratton won eighth. Friedman, a senior from Dubuque, … Continued

Top Incoming Journalism Undergraduates Also Admitted to Graduate Program

Columbia, Mo. (March 24, 2004) — It is now possible for the top incoming undergraduate journalism students to be admitted to the Missouri School of Journalism’s graduate program. Walter Williams Scholars, incoming undergraduate students who have scored a 33 or above on the ACT (1470 on the SAT), can be enrolled in the five-year program. … Continued

Alumnus Organizes First Newspaper Design Competition in Russia

Columbia, Mo. (March 19, 2004) — Dmitri Surnin, MA ’01, helped organize and judge the first-ever newspaper design competition in Russia called “Newspaper Design 2003.” “We had 128 publications participating and more than 2,000 entries, which is not a bad turnout for the first competition,” said Surnin. The results were announced March 1. The contest … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Names 61st Annual Pictures of the Year International Contest Winners

Columbia, Mo. (March 9, 2004) — Winners of the 61st Annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi)  Competition, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious photojournalism contests, were announced by the Missouri School of Journalism. Judges viewed nearly 26,000 photographs, 2,500 newspaper and magazine pages, submitted by more than 1,300 newspaper and magazine photographers and editors from … Continued