Recent Journalism School alumna’s documentary named a semi-finalist in 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 of Journalism graduate Sarah Sabatke, BJ ’18, MA ’20, received a semi-finalist recognition in the 47th annual Student Academy Awards. Unfortunately, the film is not advancing … Continued

Documentary Journalism students to premier 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

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.” Wu, a University of Missouri alumnus, knew documenting his … Continued

Filmmaker Spike Lee Teaches Master Class to Documentary Journalism Students

Among the Highlights Were Insights About His Career and Advice for Students’ Futures Columbia, Mo. (April 18, 2016) — Filmmaker Spike Lee gave advice to young journalists and filmmakers during a special master class for the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. Lee was in Columbia on April … Continued

Welcome to the Documentary Journalism Program

Welcome to the Documentary Journalism Program How often do you get to learn from an award-winning filmmaker and spend a whole year making your own film? Every day, if you’re a student in the documentary journalism program at the Missouri School of Journalism. Twenty-three students enrolled in the first year of the new documentary journalism … Continued

Documentary Journalism Students Premiere Short Film at True/False Festival

‘Concerned Student 1950’ Provides a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Campus Protests During Fall 2015 By Kiara Ealy Columbia, Mo. (March 11, 2016) — Missouri School of Journalism students Varun Bajaj, Adam Dietrich and Kellan Marvin premiered their short film “Concerned Student 1950” in front of an audience of True/False festival-goers in the Missouri Theatre. Original members … Continued

Documentaries by Professor, Alumnus Selected to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

‘Kate Plays Christine’ by Assistant Professor Robert Greene and ‘Speaking Is Difficult’ by AJ Schnack, BJ ’90, Will Open at the Utah Event in January By Annie Rees Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 21, 2015) — “Kate Plays Christine,” a documentary by Missouri School of Journalism Assistant Professor Robert Greene, and the documentary short “Speaking Is Difficult,” … Continued

Visiting Artist Series Kicks Off with Noted Documentary Filmmaker

19 Students Will Begin Coursework in the New Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 20, 2015) — On the eve of the launch of its first two courses, the new Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism hosted noted filmmaker Rachel Boynton in a pre-semester workshop for students called “Stronger than … Continued

Sophomore Lindsay Gloor Is a Finalist, Wins $1,000 in LabTV Contest

The Second LabTV Tribeca Video Awards Competition Focused on Young Medical Scientists Who Serve as Role Models Stamford, Conn. (Dec. 22, 2014) — Missouri School of Journalism student Lindsay Gloor won $1,000 as a finalist in the Second LabTV Tribeca Video Awards Contest sponsored by LabTV. Students from dozens of colleges and universities as well … Continued