Documentary Journalism program sees flurry of success, recognition

A scene from the documentary “Procession,” by Associate Professor Robert Greene, filmmaker-in-chief at the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism Columbia, Mo. ( Sept. 16, 2021) — Moviemaker Magazine recently named the Missouri School of Journalism’s Documentary Journalism program one of the best film schools in the country. The recognition shed light on the … Continued

Students, faculty preview Mizzou Made documentary

An all-Tiger production team is set to debut a documentary about the life and legacy of AIDS activist and reality TV star Pedro Zamora Contact: Kenny Gerling, gerlingk@missouri.edu Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 14, 2021) — When the third season of MTV’s hit reality show The Real Word aired in June 1994, millions of viewers were introduced to … Continued

Documentary Journalism students premiere their films at Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival on May 10-11

The films are the culmination of two years of work. Columbia, Mo. (May 3, 2021) — After a virtual-only outing last year, the Missouri School of Journalism’s Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism’s fifth annual Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival is back for 2021 in both in-person and virtual forms.  The in-person movie screenings will be … Continued

Six films produced by Missouri School of Journalism students headed to St. Louis International Film Festival in November

Students gain hands-on experience while directing emotional films. Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 14, 2020) — Six documentary films created by Missouri School of Journalism students that premiered during the Stronger than Fiction 2020 Documentary Film Festival are headed to the St. Louis International Film Festival. The 29th annual film festival is taking place Nov. 5 – … Continued

Recent Journalism School alumna’s documentary named a semi-finalist in Student Academy Awards

Selected from a pool of 1,468 entries, Missouri alumna Sarah Sabatke, BJ ’18, MA ’20, received a semi-finalist recognition in the 47th annual Student Academy Awards. Sabatke pushes through challenges created by COVID-19, grief from the death of faculty mentor Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 18, 2020) — The documentary “Thoughts and Prayers,” produced by Missouri School … Continued

Documentary Journalism students to premiere their films at fourth annual Stronger than Fiction Film Festival May 16-17

16 students will be showing short documentary films over 48 hours via free online streaming. Columbia, Mo. (May 5, 2020) — The Missouri School of Journalism’s Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism will hold its fourth annual Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival on May 16-17. This festival, normally held in person at the historic … Continued

Finding freedom as a filmmaker

Wyatt Wu’s grandmother in the short film, “Nai Nai.” Alumnus Wyatt Wu inspires audiences with short film he created at the Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, Mo. (April 14, 2020) — “Nai Nai,” a short film by Wyatt Wu, begins with his grandmother comically saying, “Why are you filming this old person? Find someone younger.” … Continued