First, Best, Next

The Missouri School of Journalism Strategic Plan The Missouri School of Journalism – the world’s first – initiated a new strategic plan to maintain its leadership in education and to better prepare its students for the challenges of a new era. The comprehensive long-term plan elevates an already strong curriculum in critical thinking, writing and … Continued

Journalism Students Document Mass Sea-Turtle Nesting on Costa Rica Trip

Stories on the Environment, People and Agriculture Are Filed During the 2-Week Field-Reporting Course Costa Rica (Feb. 13, 2017) — Timing was everything for nine students on the Missouri School of Journalism winter break field-reporting course in Costa Rica: They picked the right day to stake out the mass arrival of sea turtles on one … Continued

Missouri Method at Heart of Strategic Plan

On Jan. 27, the Missouri School of Journalism’s strategic plan – FIRST | BEST | NEXT – was unveiled to faculty and staff at a rollout session at the Reynolds Alumni Center. Session participants had an opportunity to engage the content and share their initial reactions to new statements of mission, vision and values and … Continued

J-School Strategic Plan to Be Unveiled Jan. 27

By Kia Breaux, BJ ’96 Midwest Regional Director, Associated Press The wait is nearly over. The long-anticipated details of the Missouri School of Journalism’s strategic plan – FIRST | BEST | NEXT – will be unveiled beginning this month. Dean David Kurpius has invited all J-School faculty and staff to attend a rollout session at the Reynolds Alumni Center on … Continued

Update on J-School Strategic Planning

Dear Colleagues: This is your latest update on the NEXT strategic planning process for the J-School. Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 16, 2016) — Your NEXT planning team met just two days after the momentous U.S. election and accordingly spent some time diving into the implications of the election for the profession of journalism and the planning … Continued

Strategic Planning: ‘Coming Together’

On Aug. 26, the first Friday of a new academic year, 127 staff and faculty members gathered at the Reynolds Alumni Center for a strategic planning retreat. In late July, Dean David Kurpius invited all faculty and staff to offer input to the Journalism School’s strategic planning through this collaborative event. At the front of … Continued

School Announces New, Unique Approach to Tackling Industry Diversity Levels

Immersive Student Development, Diversity and Recruitment Program Creates a Pipeline to Prepare Diverse New Talent Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 25, 2016) — The University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Office of the Provost and the Mizzou Advantage initiative announce today a new, immersive education-industry recruiting and training effort designed to increase the representation of underserved communities … Continued

Strategic Planning: Moving Toward Priority-Setting

By Dave Senay Columbia, Mo. (July 29, 2016) — One of the most liberating and powerful questions asked by leadership of any organization is: “What do you think?” It’s a lesson I learned quickly in the early days of my near decade-long tenure as president and CEO of a global public relations firm. A companion … Continued

97 Percent of 2015 Missouri Journalism Graduates Are Working or in Graduate School

The Annual Survey Represents a Cross-Section of Students from All Undergraduate Emphasis Areas Columbia, Mo. (June 22, 2016) — In a survey of 2015 Missouri School of Journalism graduates, 97 percent said they have jobs or are in graduate school. A total of 77 percent said they have full-time employment; 11.5 percent have paid part-time … Continued

Strength and Hope

Columbia, Mo. (June 9, 2016) — Finding an hour in a busy person’s schedule to talk about the hopes and dreams for the future of the Missouri School of Journalism didn’t seem possible during the busiest week at the close of an academic year that’s been full of challenges. But, people make time for what … Continued