The coronavirus pandemic creates opportunities for School of Journalism AdZou capstone class innovation

By Zach Taylor Columbia, Mo. (May 5, 2020) — The Missouri School of Journalism students aren’t the only ones learning — its professors are learning, too. Todd Fuller, adjunct professor, prefers to teach in-person. He teaches graduating seniors taking the School’s capstone course AdZou, where they work in small teams to bring fresh perspectives to their … Continued

Finding resiliency in local, community news gathering

Study by journalism professors at University of Missouri and University of Kansas explores impact of COVID-19 on U.S. community newspapers. By Eric Stann Columbia, Mo. (April 13, 2021) — When the Webster-Kirkwood Times, a community newspaper in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, had to endure layoffs and stop publishing its print edition — due … Continued

School of Journalism curriculum overhaul continues apace despite COVID

By Steve Ackermann Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 8, 2021) — The curriculum overhaul at the School of Journalism should remind us of the old Post Office adage about “neither snow, nor rain” ever being allowed to cause delays — probably more applicable here than to the USPS these days. The convergence of the global pandemic, domestic … Continued

MOJO Ad presents findings to AT&T, wraps up first-ever virtual semester

By Zach Taylor Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2021) — For MOJO Ad, this year’s fall semester was unlike any other. Due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the capstone was held virtually for the semester. But that didn’t stop some of the J-School’s best and brightest from putting together three quality campaigns for AT&T. … Continued

AdZou presents findings to clients via Zoom, overcoming challenging circumstances

By Zach Taylor Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 4, 2021) — For strategic communication students at the Missouri School of Journalism, each student’s senior capstone is an indispensable part of their collegiate experience. This is always true, even in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This fall semester, four AdZou teams performed extensive quantitative and qualitative … Continued

Pop-up newsroom serves MU students and state

Working from May until August to cover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across Missouri, pop-up newsroom staff include Claire Colby, BJ ’20; Madison Conte; Madison Czopek, BJ ’20; Peter Georgiev, MA ’20; Taylor Guidry, BJ ’20; Regan Huston, BJ ’20; Arin Jemerson, BJ ’20; Madison McVan, BJ ’20; Regan Mertz; Ty Stewart, MA ’19; … Continued

MBA reporters rise to challenge and get creative when it comes to producing content, connecting with audiences

Missouri School of Journalism students working for Missouri Business Alert are sometimes having to get creative during COVID-19 when it comes to creating content and connecting with audiences. Students learn new hands-on skills as they help with tasks By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (June 4, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism students working at outlets … Continued