Janet Saidi named to new faculty role as long-form audio producer and assistant professor at Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (June 22, 2022) — The Missouri School of Journalism today announced that Janet Saidi has been named long-form producer at NPR member station KBIA-FM and assistant professor of journalism professions. The new role marks Saidi’s return to a faculty position at the School after four years as assistant news director … Continued

KBIA wins 7 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Photo: Nate Brown | KBIA The NPR-affiliated station won more awards than any other station in the Region 5 competition. KOMU and the Columbia Missourian were also represented By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (May 18, 2022) — The Radio Television Digital News Association announced on Monday the winners of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism wins Hearst Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition

Columbia, Mo. (April 18, 2022) — The Missouri School of Journalism has won the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition, accumulating the most points across three competitions spanning television and audio formats. The news came as two additional students at the School of Journalism earned Hearst honors. Senior Bradley Davis won first place in … Continued

Kathryn Merck wins Hearst honor for pair of KOMU-TV stories

The prestigious honor comes with a $2,000 scholarship and the chance for further recognition By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 28, 2022) — Kathryn Merck, a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism, placed second in the Hearst Journalism Awards’ TV Features competition. Recognized for two stories she created for KOMU-TV, the School of Journalism’s … Continued

Production studio at Reynolds Journalism Institute offers students hands-on training

Jared Rubenstein serves as both director and technical director (alongside audio engineer Aaron Hay) during a recording of an episode of Radio Friends with Paul Pepper. Photo: Travis McMillen The production studio at the Reynolds Journalism Institute is just one of the opportunities that lies off the beaten track for journalism students By Austin Fitzgerald … Continued

Journalism senior Annabel Thorpe receives second place 2020-21 Hearst award for television feature

Story taught KOMU reporter how to ‘shape the past, present and future into script’ as she uncovers ongoing underrepresentation of women in Missouri legislature By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikathayil Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 4, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Annabel Thorpe won second place for television features in the 61st Annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program. As … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism production studio at RJI receives facelift

By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 5, 2020) — The production studio at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism has received a facelift. Thanks to the upgrades, staff will now be able to deliver a product more in line with what audiences are accustomed to seeing online and on … Continued

Broadcasting alumni find success landing jobs despite pandemic, economic crisis

Despite a global COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic crisis, more than two dozen recent graduates from the Missouri School of Journalism have landed broadcasting jobs at TV stations across the country. J-School hands-on training prepared alumni for interviews, jobs Columbia, Mo. (July 31, 2020) — Teams of recruiters from 10 major TV companies actively … Continued

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

KBIA-FM’s “Show Me The State” podcast and the station’s health-related news coverage recently won several national awards and its report on Missouri’s adult abuse hotline – a collaborative project between KBIA and the School’s community newspaper, the Columbia Missourian – won two. By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (July 17, 2020) — KBIA-FM‘s “Show Me The … Continued

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

KOMU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, is now available on the streaming platform Roku. KOMU is the only university-owned commercial major-network affiliate in the United States that serves both an academic and a commercial mission. The commercial television station and NBC affiliate shares tips and insights for launching. By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (June … Continued