Female Journalists Offer Global Perspective on Profession

By Katie Moritz Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (March 11, 2011) — When Lee Wilkins began reporting at the Columbia Missourian in 1969, she didn’t realize her request to work the Boone County politics beat was a revolutionary one. But in reality, until 1965, female reporters at the Missourian were only allowed to write for the “women’s … Continued

Latina Journalist Cecilia Alvear to Share Her Experiences and Advice with Aspiring Journalists

Columbia, Mo. (March 10, 2010) — Latina journalist Cecilia Alvear will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 18, in the Fred W. Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. The University of Missouri chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) are sponsors of … Continued

NABJ Students Visit The Big Apple

By Lauren Walsh Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (March 3, 2010) — Missouri School of Journalism students who are members of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) recently spent five busy and informative days in New York City for the group’s fifth annual media tour. The tours allowed 40 students to learn how media outlets operate … Continued

Students Network and Produce Stories While Attending Three Prominent National Journalism Conventions

Columbia, Mo. (August 20, 2009) — Nine Missouri School of Journalism students sharpened their reporting skills and networked with professionals at the annual conventions of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association this summer. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention Five of the School’s students and a recent … Continued

25 Members of the School’s Chapter of National Association of Black Journalists Visit News Media, Meet Alumni, during Trip to Washington, D.C.

Columbia, Mo. (April 9, 2009) — An action-packed whirlwind trip to Washington, D.C., by 25 members of the University of Missouri‘s Alé Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists provided plenty of opportunities for the group to visit media outlets and network with alumni and journalism professionals. The group’s impressive itinerary took them to … Continued

Senior Wins $5,000 Newhouse Foundation Scholarship from NABJ

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2007) — Jamille Fields, a Missouri School of Journalism senior from St. Louis, was one of five recipients of a $5,000 Newhouse Foundation Scholarship awarded by the National Association of Black Journalists. The Newhouse Foundation Scholarship honors talented African-American students majoring in print journalism. Fields, a magazine journalism major and business … Continued

Journalism Student Named Winner in National Hispanic Essay Contest

By Alexandra Rampy Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 16, 2006) — Missouri School of Journalism sophomore Carolina Escalera is one of 12 Hispanic youth leaders named winners of the second annual Lideres de Hoy National Essay Contest sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company and the National Council of La Raza. Escalera, of Tallahassee, Fla., received a $5,000 award during a special reception … Continued

Media Convergence Student Wins a $10,000 Scripps Howard Top Ten Scholarship

By Jessica Murray Columbia, Mo. (June 29, 2006) — Matt Sokoloff is one of only 10 college students in the U.S. to receive a $10,000 Top Ten Scholarship awarded by the Scripps Howard Foundation in 2006. A senior from Orlando, Fla., Sokoloff is studying media convergence journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. This summer he is … Continued

Wal-Mart Provides School with $50,000 for Minority Scholarships

Missouri One of 10 Journalism Programs Selected Nationwide Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 9, 2004) — The Missouri School of Journalism is one of 10 select journalism programs nationwide to receive $50,000 for minority scholarships from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The universities were selected based on the quality of their journalism programs and student demographics. The three-year scholarship program … Continued