Missouri School of Journalism student earns top 5 finish in Hearst Audio Competition

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 21) — Senior Briana Heaney has won fifth place in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Audio Competition, earning her $1,000 and an automatic berth in Hearst’s National Audio Championship in San Francisco. “It’s fantastic to continue to see our audio journalism program represented on the national stage through excellent … Continued

Global fellowship program brings Filipina media professional to Missouri School of Journalism to promote news literacy

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Dec. 1, 2022) — Jene-Anne Pangue, a community and civic engagement specialist at Filipino digital news website RAPPLER, worked with Professor Kathy Kiely at the Missouri School of Journalism this summer to learn about promoting news literacy and trust in journalism. Pangue arrived on campus in August on a Community … Continued

Juana Summers visits Missouri School of Journalism as KBIA celebrates 50 years

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Nov. 18, 2022) — As KBIA-FM continues its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, the Missouri School of Journalism hosted KBIA alum Juana Summers, BJ ’09, the newest co-host of All Things Considered on NPR, as she spoke Thursday with students and faculty about her journey from student reporting to one of … Continued

Murray Center for Documentary Journalism welcomes Sebastián Martínez Valdivia as supervising producer

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 4, 2022) — Sebastián Martínez Valdivia, who has worked as a health reporter and documentary filmmaker at KBIA-FM since 2018, has been named supervising producer and assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism’s Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism. Martínez Valdivia joins Filmmaker-in-chief Robert Greene in co-leadership … Continued

Newsrooms come together to tackle problem of digital news preservation

Background photo: Massimo Botturi | Unsplash By Austin Fitzgerald Leadership from each of the Missouri School of Journalism’s professional media outlets gathered together in a conference room in late April, no small feat for a group in charge of “feeding the beast” of news media day after day while also juggling teaching responsibilities at the … Continued

KBIA wins 7 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Photo: Nate Brown | KBIA The NPR-affiliated station won more awards than any other station in the Region 5 competition. KOMU and the Columbia Missourian were also represented By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (May 18, 2022) — The Radio Television Digital News Association announced on Monday the winners of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards … Continued

School of Journalism’s NPR-member station is capturing memories — one voice at a time — for Missouri 2021

Emma Boyle, left, Becca Newton and Regan Mertz make adjustments to a sound mixer June 12 at the Columbia Farmers Market in Clary-Shy Community Park. The students are members of KBIA’s Missouri on Mic team, which is recording anecdotes from Missourians as part of the state’s bicentennial commemoration. ‘Missouri on Mic’ asks participants to share their thoughts … Continued

Show produced at Reynolds Journalism Institute wins national Telly award

Columbia, Mo. (June 29, 2021) — A program produced at the Missouri School of Journalism’s Reynolds Journalism Institute — “Radio Friends with Paul Pepper” — is a bronze winner in the 42nd annual Telly Awards, bringing national recognition to students, alumni, faculty and staff. The win is in the non-broadcast category. “Paul Pepper: Nadia Navarrete-Tindall, Native Plants in … Continued

KBIA-FM wins 5 prestigious 2021 RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow awards

By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (May 6, 2021) — The Radio and Television Digital News Association today awarded KBIA-FM five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its work as a small-market radio station in Region 5. These awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. “The … Continued