Where Are They Now? Jasmine Lee, BJ ’16

News Associate CNN Washington Interview by Kiersten Kuc Tell us a little bit about yourself. What area did you study in the J-School, and where are you working now? I am originally from Birmingham, Alabama. I’ve always enjoyed writing, so I wanted to be a newspaper reporter. I really got into television news after watching … Continued

Second-Ever Reporting Shift: Student’s KBIA-FM Story Picked Up by NPR

Convergence journalism student Abby Ivory-Ganja fine-tunes her broadcast before submitting it to NPR’s national database. NPR picked up Ivory-Ganja’s story for national syndication on Sept. 29. (Photo: Shane Epping.) Abby Ivory-Ganja Credits Professors, Right Attitude for Ability to Handle the Assignment By Meghan Gordon Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 13, 2016) — When convergence journalism student Abby … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Caroline Dade

By Gina Pintozzi Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 12, 2016) — Freshman Caroline Dade’s decision to study at the Missouri School of Journalism brings her one step closer to her dream of following in the footsteps of NBC Today Show anchors such as Savannah Guthrie and Katie Couric. While Logan-Rogersville High School didn’t have any journalism classes, … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Stephanie LaChance

By Jana Blasko Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2016) — Freshman Stephanie LaChance wasn’t even on campus for a full week before she stepped foot into KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate where Missouri School of Journalism students gain professional experience. She signed on to help with Friday Night Fever at KOMU, which features high school football scores … Continued

Retired Broadcast Professor Dave Dugan Dies

He Taught Every Student in Broadcast 101, the Entry-level Reporting and Writing Class During His Time at Missouri Overland Park, KS. (July 29, 2016) — Retired Missouri School of Journalism professor Walkerman David Dugan Jr., 85, died on July 23, 2016, at his home in Overland Park, Kansas. Dugan’s introduction to broadcast journalism began at Dartmouth … Continued

Insights on Internships: 5 Questions with Samantha Kummerer

Columbia, Mo. (July 22, 2016) — Meet Samantha Kummerer, an undergraduate student from Bartlett, Illinois. Kummerer is studying Convergence Journalism, with an emphasis in Broadcast Reporting, and plans to graduate in December 2016. (Interview by Chad Brewster and Sophia Lauriello.) Where are you interning, and what are you doing? I am interning at NBC5 Chicago … Continued

KOMU-TV News Wins 9 Awards from the Kansas City Press Club

Columbia, Mo. (July 21, 2016) — KOMU-TV was honored with nine awards from the Kansas City Press Club at its annual Heart of America awards ceremony on July 9 in Kansas City. The Press Club is the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The station is the only university-owned commercial television station in … 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