Newsroom communication in the time of COVID-19

By Fred Anklam Jr. Senior Editor, Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (April 20, 2020) — The COVID-19 pandemic has newsroom managers facing an extraordinary moment in journalism – our entire profession forced to adjust on the fly to how it goes about its daily work. Meeting that challenge here at the Columbia Missourian – with an … Continued

Missouri Students Win 2 of 5 National Copy Editing Scholarships

Juniors Sarah Fine, Valerie Hellinghausen Receive $1,000 Scholarships, Travel Money to Attend American Copy Editors Society Conference By Ashley Szatala Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 3, 2016) — Two Missouri School of Journalism juniors have received $1,000 copy editing scholarships, plus financial stipends to cover expenses to travel to an American Copy Editors Society conference. Sarah Fine, … Continued

2 Journalism Students Place in Hearst Enterprise Writing Competition

Stories by Christine Jackson and Katie Kull Competed Against 114 Entries from 64 Schools By Ashley Szatala Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 22, 2016) — Two Missouri School of Journalism students placed in the top 20 in the enterprise writing category of the 56th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards Program. There were 114 entries from … Continued

Work of 4 Photojournalism Students Featured in Time Magazine’s LightBox

The Article Gives an Inside Look of Their Photographic Coverage of the Recent University of Missouri Protests Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2015) — Gaining trust, shoe-leather reporting and a little luck were key to covering recent protests at the University of Missouri, four Missouri School of Journalism photojournalism students shared in the Nov. 23 LightBox feature … Continued

Poynter Lauds Columbia Missourian’s ‘Show Me the Errors’ Feature

The Contest Creates a Great Connection to the Community, the Article Says Los Angeles (Aug. 26, 2015) — Poynter, a global leader in journalism, praised the Show Me the Errors feature in the Columbia Missourian in an Aug. 25 article on online corrections. The story, “L.A. Times op-ed on online corrections: ‘There’s a stunning lack … Continued

Former Assistant Professor Stan Abbott Dies

Columbia, Mo. (July 30, 2015) — Stan Abbott, formerly an assistant professor at the MU School of Journalism, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at a hospice near Detroit. Abbott worked for the Columbia Missourian from 1983 to 1989 as a city editor. Previously, he had been executive editor of the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska … Continued

Caleb O’Brien Wins the Don Romero Prize for Magazine Writing

Judges Say O’Brien Fuses Lyrical Writing with Vigorous Reporting Columbia, Mo. (April 30, 2015) — Missouri School of Journalism graduate student Caleb O’Brien is the winner of the 2015 Don Romero Prize for outstanding magazine writing. The prize was established in honor of Don Romero, a former magazine professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, by … Continued

Two from the Missouri School of Journalism Recognized by Editor & Publisher Journal

Missourian’s Ad Director Bryan Chester and Ryan Martin, BJ ’10, Named to Publication’s ’25 Under 35′ List Reprinted with permission from Editor and Publisher. Columbia, Mo. (April 24, 2015) — Bryan Chester, the advertising director at the Columbia Missourian, and Ryan Martin, BJ ’10, the managing director at The Elkhart Truth in Indiana, were recently … Continued