Broadcasting alumni find success landing jobs despite pandemic, economic crisis

J-School hands-on training prepared alumni for interviews, jobs Columbia, Mo. (July 31, 2020) — Teams of recruiters from 10 major TV companies actively recruited more than two dozen Missouri School of Journalism students who graduated in May 2020, in the midst of hiring freezes, layoffs, COVID-19 and unemployment rates rivaling the Great Depression. The new … Continued

The Journalism School’s KOMU-TV expands its reach by launching app on Roku

The commercial television station and NBC affiliate shares tips and insights for launching. By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (June 29, 2020) — As they seek to expand their audience reach and capabilities, staff at Missouri School of Journalism’s KOMU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, announces the station’s presence on the streaming platform Roku. With … Continued

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

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 received a total of seven certificates of merit. MBA posted the results online since its convention and awards banquet in June was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continued

Tom Gray, Former General Manager of KOMU-TV, Dies

The Station Received the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence Under Gray’s Leadership Columbia, Mo. (April 6, 2016) — Thomas Richard Gray, 76, of Columbia, former general manager of KOMU-TV, passed away on March 31, 2016. Gray took over as general manager in 1974. The station is the only university-owned, fully commercial television … Continued

NPR, Associated Press Pick Up KOMU-TV Story

Missouri Journalism Student’s Report About Spilled Nails Captures National Attention Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2015) — A KOMU-TV story by Missouri School of Journalism student Chris Gothner was the lead story of the 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, edition of Morning Edition on NPR. The Associated Press and CNN were among other news outlets that … Continued

TV Students, Alumni Take Home 10 Mid-America Emmy Awards

VH1 Host Amy Paffrath, BJ ’05, Was Host and Emcee By Ashley Szatala St. Louis (Oct. 9, 2015) — It was a star-studded Missouri School of Journalism reunion at the 39th annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Emmy awards held Oct. 3 in St. Louis. Amy Paffrath, BJ ’05, current host of … Continued

Investigative Reporting Students Produce 50-Plus Stories for KOMU-TV

Columbia, Mo. (July 22, 2015) — When KOMU-TV sports reporters Jay Wallis and Morgan Uber graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in May, their portfolios included an investigative report that had gained national attention. The story started with the two television journalism seniors looking at how a new football stadium might help St. Louis … Continued

KOMU-TV Students, Faculty Win 9 Awards From Kansas City Press Club

The Honors Recognize Outstanding Reporting, Writing and Photography in Print, Broadcast and Online Journalism Columbia, Mo. (June 19, 2015) — KOMU-TV, the premiere training ground for television reporters and producers at the Missouri School of Journalism, took home nine awards from the Kansas City Press Club Heart of America Awards ceremony held June 13. KOMU … Continued

KOMU-TV, KBIA-FM Win 15 Awards for Broadcasting Excellence

The Annual Missouri Broadcasters Association Contest Recognizes Quality and Achievement Columbia, Mo. (June 9, 2015) — KOMU-TV and KBIA-FM were honored with 15 awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association at the group’s annual awards ceremony at the Lake of the Ozarks June 6. Both stations provide hands-on, real-media experiences for Missouri School of Journalism students. KOMU, … Continued

KOMU Journalists Win National Student Television Awards for News Stories

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-America Chapter Competition Recognizes Outstanding Work By Rebecca Dell Columbia, Mo. (May 8, 2015) — Seniors Jessica Mensch and Mihir Bhagat have received the Student Television Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-America Chapter for stories that aired on KOMU-TV. The competition recognizes … Continued