Columbia Missourian wins 81 Missouri Press Association Awards, the most ever for the Missouri School of Journalism’s community newspaper

By Ryleigh Hindle, Columbia Missourian COLUMBIA, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2023) — The Columbia Missourian dominated at the 2023 Missouri Press Association Awards on Saturday, winning 81 awards overall in addition to the Gold Cup for Class 1 dailies. The total surpasses the Missourian’s previous record of 79 awards set in the 2020 contest. The results … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism students win SPJ Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards and national finalist honors

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (June 16, 2023) — Published work from students at the Columbia Missourian, KBIA-FM and Vox Magazine was recognized with the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2022 Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 7, which covers collegiate journalism in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Missouri School of Journalism students earned nine wins … Continued

Two journalism students win prestigious Hearst Awards, move Missouri School of Journalism to first place in Intercollegiate Writing Competition

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Dec. 19, 2022) — Two Missouri School of Journalism students have finished in the top 5 in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s 2022-2023 Feature Writing Competition. Eli Hoff, a student in the School’s accelerated Master’s program, won the competition overall while senior Ella McCarthy won fifth place, particularly notable feats … Continued

Partnership with NewsMatch helps Columbia Missourian deliver independent community news to mid-Missouri

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Nov. 21, 2022) — The Columbia Missourian, a digital-first community newspaper based at the Missouri School of Journalism, has partnered with NewsMatch through the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) to raise funds supporting the Missourian’s independent, public-service journalism. NewsMatch is a collaborative fundraising campaign that benefits nonprofit newsrooms in the … Continued

Columbia Missourian wins LION Local Journalism Award for Best Collaboration

By Austin Fitzgerald The Columbia Missourian has won a LION Local Journalism Award for Collaboration of the Year, with the Missouri School of Journalism’s community newspaper winning out over professional news organizations from all over the country. The award comes with a $2,000 prize from the Knight Foundation, a nonprofit that provides support for journalism … Continued

Columbia Missourian wins 52 Missouri Press Association Awards

Olivia Anderson won first place for her photograph of graduate student Patrick Luo holding a sign at the Mizzou Without Rape rally in October at Traditions Plaza. The Columbia Missourian, the School’s digital-first community newsroom that covers news and sports, won 52 awards at the 2022 Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. It also won the Gold Cup … Continued

Newsrooms come together to tackle problem of digital news preservation

Background photo: Massimo Botturi | Unsplash By Austin Fitzgerald Leadership from each of the Missouri School of Journalism’s professional media outlets gathered together in a conference room in late April, no small feat for a group in charge of “feeding the beast” of news media day after day while also juggling teaching responsibilities at the … Continued

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