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

Documentary Journalism Students to Premier Their Films at Third Annual Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival on May 15 at the Missouri Theater

University of Missouri documentary journalism students will get to see their films have their world premiere next week as the third annual Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival comes to the historic Missouri Theater on Wednesday, May 15, beginning at 2 p.m. Admission to all films is free (no tickets required) and is open to the … Continued

Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival Set for May 9 at the Missouri Theatre

The Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival on May 9 will mark the world premiere for 20 short documentary films, many of which will then go on to other film festivals all over the U.S. and beyond. 20 Documentary Journalism Students to Premiere Their Projects Columbia, Mo. (May 1, 2018) — On May 9, at the … Continued

The New Yorker Film Critic Reflects on School’s Documentary Journalism Program and True/False Film Festival

Columbia, Mo. (March 29, 2017) — The New Yorker magazine film critic Richard Brody highlights documentary journalism professor Robert Greene and the Based on a True Story program at the University of Missouri in his March 8 story about the 2017 True/False Film Festival. In the article, “Three Genre-Expanding Documentaries About Racist Crimes of the … Continued

Documentary Journalism Program Featured in Leading Trade Pub

Columbia, Mo. (March 24, 2017) — Documentary, the online publication of the International Documentary Association, featured the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism in a Feb. 28, 2017, article. “Documentary Film, Journalism Intersect in Groundbreaking Academic Program in Missouri” highlights how Jonathan Murray, an alumnus and the acknowledged father of reality television, found a … Continued

Documentary Journalism Student Wins International Video Contest

Junior Suzy Le Bel is a Dallas native studying documentary journalism at Mizzou. Suzy Le Bel’s Top Entry Focused on How the Campus Energy Plant Works By Yue Tang Miami (Feb. 13, 2017) — Missouri School of Journalism junior Suzy Le Bel won first place in the Campus Energy 2017 Student Video Contest sponsored by … Continued

5 Journalism Undergraduates Win Awards in Visual Art and Design Showcase

The Campus Activity Lets Students Display and Discuss Their Scholarly Work By Yue Tang Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2017) — Five Missouri School of Journalism documentary journalism students won awards in the second Visual Art and Design Showcase. The Visual Art and Design Showcase is a venue for undergraduates to display and discuss their scholarly … Continued

Fall 2016 @Mizzou: Exploring Other Lifestyles from Behind the Lens

By Meghan Gordon Columbia, MO. (Dec. 9, 2016) — Marisa Anz, a senior studying documentary journalism, meets with Associate Professor Stacey Woelfel to discuss her senior capstone project. Anz has been working on this project since pitching the concept last February. Her documentary focuses on the lives of women in the sex industry, specifically local … Continued