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

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

Missourian wins 64 awards at the 2019 Missouri Press Association Awards

Competing with Missouri newspapers with circulations from 5,001 to 15,000, the Columbia Missourian won 64 awards in the Missouri Press Association’s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest, including the gold cup award given to the news organization with the most awards in its division. By Cheri Eichholz Cherry Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2019) — The … Continued

Jennifer Mosbrucker Awarded O.O. McIntyre Fellowship

The honor is the highest postgraduate award offered by the School. Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 19, 2019) — Missouri School of Journalism alumna Jennifer Mosbrucker, BJ ’19, has won the O.O. McIntyre Fellowship, the most prestigious postgraduate award given by the Missouri School of Journalism. The program’s one-year, $12,000 stipend allows a recent graduate to delve … Continued

Keegan Pope Wins the 2019 Don Romero Prize for Magazine Writing

Story submissions taught him how to be concise, connect with cancer patient and keep a data story interesting. Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 7, 2019) — Recent graduate Keegan Pope, MA ’19, received the 2019 Don Romero Prize for outstanding magazine writing as a graduate student. His prize includes a $1,000 cash award. Funding for the Romero … Continued

Career Awareness Day to Focus on the Importance of Storytelling

High school students will have an opportunity to hear from experts on storytelling in science, agriculture, journalism and communication-related areas at the “Communicating News About Science and Agriculture” conference on Friday, Nov. 15, in Chillicothe, Mo. Registration opens on Monday, Sept. 9. The ‘Communicating News About Science and Agriculture’ Conference Will Be Held on Friday, … Continued

Columbia Missourian to Host Scripps Regional Spelling Bee March 13 on the MU Campus

Since 1941, the Scripps National Spelling Bee program has been promoting literacy among elementary and middle school students. The Columbia Missourian will host 55 students from eight Missouri counties at the regional qualifying event to be held on Wednesday, March 13, in the Geological Sciences building on the Mizzou Campus. 55 Students from 8 Mid-Missouri … Continued

Journalism Students Gain Hands-On Experience While Providing Statehouse Coverage to News Outlets Across the State

For nearly 50 years, the Missouri State Reporting Program has offered J-School students an opportunity to get real-world reporting experiences while providing a vital service to news organizations that otherwise would be unable to offer coverage of the activities of the Missouri State Legislature in Jefferson City. Undergraduate Reporters Provide Political News for 226 MPA … Continued