Change in journalism school curriculum leads to Strategic Communication classes offered over summer for first time

By Abby Werner Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 22, 2021) — For the first time ever, three strategic communication classes were offered over the summer: JOURN 2200 Audiences and Persuasion, JOURN 4200 Principles of Strategic Communication, and JOURN 4952 Strategic Communication Research. This change was prompted by the restructuring of the School of Journalism curriculum. With this … 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

Missouri Method modernizes with journalism school curriculum overhaul

The School – often referred to as The World’s Journalism School – proudly celebrates Dean Walter Williams launching the first professional journalism school 111 years ago. Republished by permission of RTDNA By Steven Ackermann Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 4, 2019) — This semester’s incoming journalism students at the University of Missouri are enrolled in nearly 50 … Continued

Journalism professors equip students with science and information literacy skills

J-School faculty Sara Shipley Hiles and Katherine Reed teamed up with Peter Tipton, professor at the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to offer a new interdisciplinary class entitled, “Manipulation and Misrepresentation of Science: Combating Threats to Democracy.” Interdisciplinary class serves as model for other educators, findings shared in recent research paper By … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Launches Online Learning Tool to Help Teach Journalism, Strategic Communication to Junior High, High School Students

In its inaugural year, the Missouri School of Journalism’s free, 25-module online learning tool will have the capacity to help up to 300 middle school and high school teachers revamp their journalism or strategic communication lesson plans. Program will accept up to 300 teachers in first year. By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 28, 2019) … Continued

Journalism School Celebrates 50 Years of Washington, D.C. Program with Event on Dec. 5

Boasting hundreds of alumni, the Missouri School of Journalism Washington, D.C. program has been giving graduate and undergraduate students hands-on experience contributing to the largest press corps in the country since 1968. Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 4, 2018) — The Missouri School of Journalism will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Washington, D.C. program on Dec … Continued

New Distinguished Industry Ambassadors Program Launches at Missouri

Digital Senior Editor for McClatchy Anna Buchmann has been named as the first Distinguished Industry Ambassador at the Missouri School of Journalism. She will serve in this role on the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus Oct. 8-12. McClatchy Digital Senior Editor Anna Buchmann to Be the First Ambassador Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 5, 2018) — The … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Earns National Accreditation

Missouri is one of just a handful of schools that has been continuously accredited since the voluntary self-assessment and external review process began in the late 1940s. Only 113 journalism and mass communication programs in the U.S. are accredited. The Report Noted ‘the School Continues to Be One of the Best Programs in the Country’ … Continued

The New Yorker Film Critic Reflects on School’s Documentary Journalism Program and True/False Film Festival

Columbia, Mo. (March 29, 2017) — The New Yorker magazine film critic Richard Brody highlights documentary journalism professor Robert Greene and the Based on a True Story program at the University of Missouri in his March 8 story about the 2017 True/False Film Festival. In the article, “Three Genre-Expanding Documentaries About Racist Crimes of the … Continued