Murray Center for Documentary Journalism welcomes Sebastián Martínez Valdivia as supervising producer

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 4, 2022) — Sebastián Martínez Valdivia, who has worked as a health reporter and documentary filmmaker at KBIA-FM since 2018, has been named supervising producer and assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism’s Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism. Martínez Valdivia joins Filmmaker-in-chief Robert Greene in co-leadership … Continued

Journalism students benefit from insider opportunities as Murray Center for Documentary Journalism gains prominence in industry

Robert Greene, left, filmmaker-in-chief at the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism,and Stacey Woelfel, director of the Murray Center. By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 15, 2022) — The Missouri School of Journalism’s Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism has been named one of the best film schools in the nation by Moviemaker … Continued

‘Based on a True Story’ documentary film conference kicks off March 2

A still from Reid Davenport’s I Didn’t See You There, one of the filmsfeatured in the upcoming “Based on a True Story” conference. Hosted by the Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the conference’s 10th anniversary will feature acclaimed filmmakers and film industry experts By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 17, 2022) … Continued

Critics call film from Missouri School of Journalism filmmaker-in-chief one of the best of 2021

Production of “Procession” featured School of Journalism students in technical roles; the film has been named to the Oscars shortlist By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 22, 2021) — In September, Netflix announced that they had acquired “Procession,” a documentary film directed by Missouri School of Journalism associate professor Robert Greene. The film, which included … Continued

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