Collaborative Merge of KBIA, KOMU and the Missourian Newsrooms Creates a New Convergence Experience for Students

By Alexandra Rampy Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 10, 2006) — Missouri Journalism students and faculty from all areas of study recently participated in a groundbreaking convergence project called “Smart Decision,” a multimedia Web site that provided in-depth coverage of the 2006 state and local mid-term elections. Smart Decision, which launched earlier this semester, gave students across all … Continued

Convergence Project Helps Magazine Journalism Students Learn Radio Skills

By Katie Costello Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 31, 2006) — When Katy June-Friesen signed up for Mary Kay Blakely‘s advanced writing class at the Missouri School of Journalism, she had no idea that she would be producing a broadcast feature for KBIA, the University of Missouri’s National Public Radio member station. Students in Blakely’s and Berkley Hudson‘s advanced writing classes write … Continued

Skamenca Wins His Second PRNDI National Award

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 31, 2006) — KBIA reporter August Skamenca won the first place award in the news feature category in the 2006 Public Radio News Director, Inc. awards competition, the only national contest recognizing outstanding public radio news reporting at local stations. His winning entry, “Odyssey of Oppression,” examined human smuggling and travel by undocumented workers across the … Continued

Salvo Named 2006 RTNDA Fellow, Wins National Internship at CBS Radio News

By Brenda Escobar Columbia, Mo. (June 30, 2006) — Hayley Salvo, a senior radio-television journalism major at the Missouri School of Journalism, was named the 2006 Rob Sunde Fellow at the recent Radio and Television News Directors Association‘s annual conference. Salvo, from Carrollton, Texas, reports and anchors the news for KBIA radio, one of the most successful public … Continued

School’s KBIA-FM News Lab Wins Prestigious National Award

By Allison Mang Columbia, Mo. (June 26, 2006) — The Missouri School of Journalism’s KBIA-FM news lab has won one of America’s top journalism awards. “What’s on the Line?” earned a national 2006 Edward R. Murrow Award in the small-radio market news documentary category from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. The story is an account of how residents living along the … Continued

KBIA Faculty and Students Win Five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Columbia, Mo. (April 10, 2006) — The collaborative work of Missouri School of Journalism faculty and students at KBIA radio has earned the station five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. This is the most Murrow Awards ever won by KBIA, the NPR-affiliate member station at which radio-television and media convergence journalism students cover events, write stories and air … Continued

School Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

By Ashley D. Gammon Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 1, 2006) — The Missouri School of Journalism welcomed two new professors to its Radio-Television Journalism faculty this semester. Holly Edgell is an assistant professor and executive producer at KOMU. She comes to the School with experience in television news and academia. She worked as a newscast producer in Youngstown, Ohio, at … Continued

J-School Student Wins RTNDF President’s Scholarship

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 5, 2005) — Hayley Salvo, a senior broadcast journalism major at the Missouri School of Journalism, recently won the Radio-Television News Directors Foundation (RTNDF) President’s Scholarship worth $2500. Salvo, originally from Carrollton, Texas, is a reporter and anchor for KBIA radio, the NPR affiliate station on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is also … Continued

Kyle Palmer Wins $10,000 Scholarship

Columbia, Mo. (June 23, 2004) – Kyle Palmer, a senior broadcast news student at the Missouri School of Journalism, is one of the “Top Ten” Scripps Howard Foundation national scholarship winners. Earlier this year, Palmer won an individual award in the Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. His entry in the … Continued