Nine Missouri School of Journalism students selected to contribute to DETOUR, Ron Stodghill’s new multimedia travel magazine

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 24, 2022) — DETOUR, an innovative publishing startup aimed at a fast-growing market of Black travelers, has selected nine students at the Missouri School of Journalism to work with industry professionals to develop editorial content, social media and brand strategy.     The multimedia travel magazine — which plans to launch this spring … Continued

Monique Luisi: The making of a Missouri School of Journalism scholar and educator

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 13, 2022) — Monique Luisi awakened to the importance of science communication earlier than most. When she was just four years old, her mother suffered a series of strokes that required an extensive recovery. Young Monique not only motivated her mother to relearn speech and motor skills, but also … Continued

2021 at the Missouri School of Journalism: A look back

With the year coming to a close, the School of Journalism reflects on the year’s highlights By Austin Fitzgerald As 2021 winds down, the Missouri School of Journalism is looking back on the year’s successes. From hands-on learning experiences for students to significant research from faculty — and awards for both — the year has … Continued

Elizabeth Conner Stephens named executive editor of Columbia Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair

Stephens will lead the newsroom’s coverage while working with community newspapers around the state to improve local news coverage Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 20, 2021) — Elizabeth Conner Stephens has been named executive editor for the Columbia Missourian, the Missouri School of Journalism’s digital-first community newsroom. An associate professor at the School and formerly the digital … Continued

Yong Volz receives esteemed Faculty Award from Mizzou Alumni Association

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 8, 2021) — Yong Volz, the Roger Gafke Distinguished Faculty Fellow and an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, has received a 2021 Faculty Award from the Mizzou Alumni Association. Volz and the rest of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Faculty-Alumni Awards will be presented with … Continued

J-School professor co-writes book on employee communication

By Gabriella Bain Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2021) — There is an old saying that when opportunity knocks, you have to be willing to open the door. It was a literal knock at the door of Professor Jon Stemmle in early March 2018 that, three years later, has led to his new book, Engaging Employees … Continued

Yong Volz wins research grant to study history of Asian American journalists

The acclaimed researcher and teacher aims to fill a gap in the historical record while shining a light on the accomplishments and struggles of early Asian American journalists By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 27, 2021) — Yong Volz, the Roger Gafke Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Missouri School of Journalism, has received a grant … Continued

Reynolds Journalism Institute awards funding support to two ongoing faculty research projects

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 13, 2021) — The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) today announced the winners of this year’s faculty funding support, which provides $25,000 for research at the Missouri School of Journalism that is of interest to the news or strategic communications industries. This year’s awardees are Janet Saidi and Alicia Haywood … Continued