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

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

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