Elizabeth Conner Stephens named executive editor of Columbia Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair

Stephens will lead the newsroom’s coverage while working with community newspapers around the state to improve local news coverage Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 20, 2021) — Elizabeth Conner Stephens has been named executive editor for the Columbia Missourian, the Missouri School of Journalism’s digital-first community newsroom. An associate professor at the School and formerly the digital … Continued

Pete Bland named sports editor at Columbia Missourian

Bland brings decades of experience and intimate knowledge of the community to the role Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 29, 2021) — Pete Bland, a veteran reporter and editor with decades of experience in the industry, is now the sports editor for the Columbia Missourian, the Missouri School of Journalism’s digital-first community newsroom. As sports editor, Bland … Continued

Heavy hitters in sports journalism to hold panel discussion at Mizzou

ESPN senior writers and a New York Times bestselling author will talk to students about what it takes to craft good stories By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 11, 2021) — Three acclaimed sports writers will come to the Missouri School of Journalism on Monday, Oct. 18 for a panel discussion about storytelling techniques, moderated … Continued

Missourian wins 51 Missouri Press Association awards

By Cheri Eichholz Cherry Columbia Missourian The Columbia Missourian, the School’s digital-first community newsroom that covers news and sports, won 51 awards Saturday in the Missouri Press Association’s 2021 Better Newspaper Contest, including the Gold Cup award given to news organizations with the most awards in its division. The Missourian competed in the division of … Continued

Two Journalism students awarded 2021 Don Romero Prize

Julian Nazar and Aiman Javed will each receive a $1,200 cash award. Columbia, Mo. (May 21, 2021) — Two Missouri School of Journalism graduate students have been selected as recipients of the 2021 Don Romero Prize for outstanding magazine writing. Julian Nazar and Aiman Javed will each receive a $1,200 cash award. Meet this year’s … Continued

Brett Dawson to lead Columbia Missourian sports coverage

The award-winning journalist brings national storytelling experience to the Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 12, 2021) – Brett Dawson, a veteran sports reporter, is the new sports editor for the Columbia Missourian. He will also serve as an assistant professor of professional practice on the Missouri School of Journalism faculty. Dawson was selected … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism’s ‘Missouri Method’ going strong during 2020 general election

By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 23, 2020) — The hands-on Missouri Method was in full swing during the 2020 general election as students across Missouri School of Journalism’s professional newsrooms worked many hours to bring election results to mid-Missouri. Some traveled to various parts of the state including Springfield, Missouri, to report on Governor … Continued

The Missouri School of Journalism’s community newspaper, the Columbia Missourian, wins a record 79 Missouri Press Association awards

By Cheri Eichholz Cherry Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 28, 2020) — The Columbia Missourian, including Vox Magazine, won a record 79 awards Thursday in the Missouri Press Association‘s 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, including the gold cup award given to the news organization with the most awards in its division. The Missourian swept eight categories, … Continued