Missouri School of Journalism’s ‘Missouri Method’ going strong during 2020 general election

By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 23, 2020) — The hands-on Missouri Method was in full swing during the 2020 general election as students across Missouri School of Journalism’s professional newsrooms worked many hours to bring election results to mid-Missouri. Some traveled to various parts of the state including Springfield, Missouri, to report on Governor … Continued

KBIA-FM takes home first ‘Overall Excellence in Small Market Radio’ in National Edward R. Murrow Award wins

Student-produced podcast also wins top award Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 21, 2020) — KBIA-FM won the 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award for “Overall Excellence in Small Market Radio” for the first time in the station’s history. The NPR-affiliate also received an award for “Podcast, Small Market Radio” for its “Show Me the State: Legend of … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism’s NPR-member station KBIA’s ‘Show Me The State,’ statewide health coverage win national awards

KBIA-FM’s “Show Me The State” podcast and the station’s health-related news coverage recently won several national awards and its report on Missouri’s adult abuse hotline – a collaborative project between KBIA and the School’s community newspaper, the Columbia Missourian – won two. By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (July 17, 2020) — KBIA-FM‘s “Show Me The … Continued

Checking in during COVID-19

As her time at Mizzou ends, one journalism student is helping provide community-specific information about COVID-19. By Brian Consiglio MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (May 15, 2020) — In high school, Zia Kelly never imagined studying at the University of Missouri, let alone reporting for her college town during a pandemic. “I was a Jayhawk … Continued

KBIA-FM wins 8 regional Edward R. Murrow awards

The Radio and Television Digital News Association Awards recognize the best in electronic journalism. Columbia, Mo. (May 12, 2020) — The Radio and Television Digital News Association has awarded KBIA-FM eight prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards for its work as a small-market radio station in Region 5. These awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced … Continued

Missouri Journalism students honored with SPJ Mark of Excellence awards

Staff of Vox Magazine recognized as Best Student Magazine and Best Affiliated Website Columbia, Mo. (May 4, 2020) — The published work of 21 Missouri School of Journalism students at KBIA-FM and Vox Magazine has earned Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards, including nine first-place wins, in a competition sponsored by the Society of Professional … Continued

KBIA-FM, KOMU-TV win 12 awards from Missouri Broadcasters Association

The Missouri Broadcasters Association honored KOMU-TV, a working lab for J-School students, with five first-place awards. Both KOMU and KBIA-FM received a total of seven certificates of merit. Columbia, Mo. (April 22, 2020) — KOMU-TV was honored with five first-place awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association on April 21. In addition, both KOMU and KBIA-FM … Continued

Career Awareness Day to Focus on the Importance of Storytelling

High school students will have an opportunity to hear from experts on storytelling in science, agriculture, journalism and communication-related areas at the “Communicating News About Science and Agriculture” conference on Friday, Nov. 15, in Chillicothe, Mo. Registration opens on Monday, Sept. 9. The ‘Communicating News About Science and Agriculture’ Conference Will Be Held on Friday, … Continued

KBIA Wins Three Awards during Public Radio News Directors Incorporated Conference in Washington, D.C.

KBIA staff member Kristofor Husted (left) and Missouri Journalism graduate student Kathryn Palmer came in second and first, respectively, at the recent 2019 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated conference in Washington, D.C. Aviva Okeson-Haberman, BJ ’19, (center) spoke to high school students for another feature, “Beyond the Ballot,” which took second place for Best Collaborative … Continued

KBIA, KOMU Win 23 Honors at the Kansas City Press Club Heart of America Awards

Video producer Travis McMillen (at left) and on-air host/producer Aaron Hay struggle to hold all 23 of the Kansas City Press Club Heart of America trophies awarded to the KBIA 91.3 FM and KOMU-TV 8 newsrooms, real-world media outlets that serve as learning laboratories for Missouri School of Journalism students. The annual contest honors outstanding … Continued