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 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

The Journalism School’s KOMU-TV expands its reach by launching app on Roku

The commercial television station and NBC affiliate shares tips and insights for launching. By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (June 29, 2020) — As they seek to expand their audience reach and capabilities, staff at Missouri School of Journalism’s KOMU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, announces the station’s presence on the streaming platform Roku. With … Continued

KBIA-FM wins 8 regional Edward R. Murrow awards

The Radio and Television Digital News Association Awards recognize the best in electronic journalism. Columbia, Mo. (May 12, 2020) — The Radio and Television Digital News Association has awarded KBIA-FM eight prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards for its work as a small-market radio station in Region 5. These awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced … Continued

Rachel Wittel Places in Top 10 in Hearst Television Broadcast Features

Her Story Was Selected from a Record 109 Entrants from 63 Schools Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 15, 2016) — Rachel Wittel, BJ ’15, earned eighth place and a certificate of merit in the television broadcast features category in the 2015-16 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were a record 109 entrants from 63 schools submitted. Wittel produced the … Continued

Radio Television Digital News Association Awards Scholarships to 2 Missouri Students

Jenna Middaugh and Zack Newman Will Each Receive $1,000 Washington (Dec. 16, 2015) — The Radio Television Digital News Association has awarded scholarships to two Missouri School of Journalism students. Both report for KOMU-TV, the only university-owned commercial TV station in the U.S. that uses its newsroom as a working lab for students. Radio-TV journalism … Continued

NPR, Associated Press Pick Up KOMU-TV Story

Missouri Journalism Student’s Report About Spilled Nails Captures National Attention Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2015) — A KOMU-TV story by Missouri School of Journalism student Chris Gothner was the lead story of the 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, edition of Morning Edition on NPR. The Associated Press and CNN were among other news outlets that … Continued

Blind Journalism Student Brings Mizzou Sports Alive on Radio

By Bill Althaus Posted July 17, 2015, at Republished by permission. Columbia, Mo. (July 20, 2015) — Blake Tarrants has never seen a sporting event on the University of Missouri campus. Yet the sophomore is an award-winning member of a broadcast team that keeps everyone in Columbia, Missouri, up to date on all Tiger … Continued

KBIA-FM Wins SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Radio Documentary

The Yearlong Project Examines Life in Heartland, an Intentional Christian Community in Northeast Missouri By Rebecca Dell Columbia, Mo. (April 23, 2015) — KBIA-FM will receive its first Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. The program honors the best professional U.S. journalism in print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research … Continued