KOMU wins regional Murrow award for ‘Excellence in Innovation’

(L-R) Anna Watson, Avery Everett and Matt McCabe By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (May 24, 2022) — KOMU-TV has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for “The Push for Precision,” a series of stories about the Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Institute and its place within the health care industry. The award recognizes “Excellence … Continued

School of Journalism’s VOX Magazine and KBIA-FM receives SPJ Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists awards are given for the best in student journalism Columbia, Mo. (April 21, 2022) — The published work of 12 Missouri School of Journalism students at the School’s NPR-member station KBIA-FM and Vox Magazine has earned Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards, including seven first-place wins, in a competition sponsored by the Society of … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism students honored with prestigious Hearst Awards

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (April 20, 2022) — Missouri School of Journalism students are being honored for excellent storytelling as the Hearst Journalism Awards Program continues to recognize top student journalism in a number of categories. To date, eleven students have finished in the top 20 in various Hearst competitions this year. “It’s wonderful … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism students to gain audience engagement experience through Knight Nonprofit News summer internships

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (March 22, 2022) — Four students at the Missouri School of Journalism are interning at nonprofit newsrooms this summer through the Knight Nonprofit News internship program. Now in its fourth year, the program matches students with Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) member newsrooms around the country, where they gain experience … Continued

Connor Giffin recognized for skillful feature writing in Hearst competition

Columbia, Mo. (March 3, 2022) — Connor Giffin, a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been honored by the Hearst Journalism Awards Program for his feature writing, finishing in the Top 20 in the prestigious, nationwide Hearst Feature Writing competition. Giffin was recognized for a story he wrote for the Columbia Missourian about … Continued

Production studio at Reynolds Journalism Institute offers students hands-on training

Jared Rubenstein serves as both director and technical director (alongside audio engineer Aaron Hay) during a recording of an episode of Radio Friends with Paul Pepper. Photo: Travis McMillen The production studio at the Reynolds Journalism Institute is just one of the opportunities that lies off the beaten track for journalism students By Austin Fitzgerald … Continued

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

AAF chapter names a new president and vice president

By Abby Werner University of Missouri’s American Advertising Federation (AAF) chapter has a new president and vice president: Lily Williams and Reagan Van Eaton. They will select the rest of their executive board beginning in January. “I am really excited for this next year with AAF,” Van Eaton said. “COVID dependent, we are hoping to … Continued

Katrina Troy takes untraditional path to creative excellence

By Abby Werner Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 4, 2022) — Senior Katrina Troy has made the most of her college experience at the Journalism School. She has interned in New York, gotten involved with Relevant Youth (an advertising agency run by students), worked an off-campus job, changed journalism interest areas twice, and now serves as the … Continued