Journalism Students Visit with Iraqi Journalists about Freedom of the Press

Columbia, Mo. (March 31, 2005) — Some Missouri School of Journalism students got the rare opportunity to converse with journalists from Iraq during a recent 80-minute live satellite video conference. The six journalists, all from Baghdad newspapers, were part of a business journalism training session in Amman, Jordan, led by Marty Steffens, the SABEW Chair in … Continued

Symposium to Address Improved Access to Government Information

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 25, 2005) — An upcoming seminar will examine the off-the-record briefings, anonymous sourcing and official leaking that plague Washington — and the atmosphere of heightened government secrecy underlying them. Who benefits from anonymity? Why? Whom does it harm, and how? Confronting the Seduction of Secrecy: Toward Improved Access to Government on the … Continued

Journalism School Hosts Strategic Communication Career Fair

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 22, 2005) — Journalism students had the opportunity to meet, interview and make formal contacts with recruiters at the fourth annual advertising and public relations career fair on February 10. “It was great to have the opportunity to meet and talk face to face with people who are in the business,” said … Continued

Gloria Steinem to Receive Missouri Honor Medal on Feb. 10

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 31, 2005) — Gloria Steinem, a writer and an activist, will be awarded a 2004 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism in a special ceremony beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Missouri Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed. The … Continued

Missouri Association of Publications Publishing Summit to Be Held March 3-4

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 18, 2005) — The Missouri Association of Publications (MAP) will hold its first Publishing Summit at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia on March 3 and 4. The new association, founded by J-School faculty member Don Ranly, along with 18 other board members representing the publishing industry in and about Missouri, seeks … Continued

New Presidential Photo Exhibit to Be Displayed at Debates

By Jessica Pollard MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 24, 2004) — From the iconographic to the unexpected, 67 photographs of presidents including Franklin D. Roosevelt and George W. Bush have been arranged in an exhibit that will be featured at presidential debates in the upcoming weeks. “The Presidential Image: 60 Years of the Best … Continued

Topic of Accuracy Discussed at Chicago Conversation

Chicago (Sept. 23, 2004) — Journalists and other media watchers recently discussed the impact of journalistic blunders on media credibility. The seminar, “Accuracy: What It Is and Who Decides,” was held Sept. 23 in Chicago as part of the Journalism in the 21st Century conversations sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism. Addressing the question were … Continued

Chicago Forum to Target Accuracy in Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 14, 2004) — A group of journalists and media-watchers will discuss “Accuracy: What It Is and Who Decides” at a seminar hosted by the Missouri School of Journalism. The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Metropolitan Club in Chicago (67th floor, Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive) with … Continued