A glimpse into the ‘YAYA’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

Because of the pandemic, this year’s State of the YAYA Report, prepared by the University of Missouri School of Journalism’s professional advertising agency, will be like no other report before it. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than a year’s worth of unprecedented events in the lives of today’s 18- to 24-year-olds, disrupting their formative … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism junior Danielle DuClos awarded prestigious Kaplan Fellowship at ABC News

Hands-on training at Columbia Missourian provided DuClos skills and ‘confidence in herself’ to apply for fellowship By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Columbia, Mo. (April 26, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism junior Danielle DuClos of Anchorage, Alaska, will work at ABC News Washington Bureau in Washington, D.C., this fall as the 28th David Kaplan Memorial Fellow. Along … Continued

Seniors Alyssa Jackson and Marisa Rios receive Hearst honors for television news stories done for KOMU

Jackson wins $1,000 scholarship and advances to semi-final round By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Columbia, Mo. (April 7, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Alyssa Jackson of St. Louis  placed fifth in Hearst’s 2020-21 Television News Competition. As part of winning fifth, Jackson received a $1,000 scholarship and qualified to participate in the semi-final round. Senior … Continued

Journalism seniors receive honors from 2020–21 Hearst award for Multimedia Narrative Storytelling

Often called the “Pulitzers of college journalism” — the awards program consists of 14 competitions held throughout the school year: five writing, two photojournalism, one radio, two television and four multimedia. By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 16, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Jacob Moscovitch won fourth place for multimedia narrative storytelling in … Continued

School of Journalism curriculum overhaul continues apace despite COVID

By Steve Ackermann Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 8, 2021) — The curriculum overhaul at the School of Journalism should remind us of the old Post Office adage about “neither snow, nor rain” ever being allowed to cause delays — probably more applicable here than to the USPS these days. The convergence of the global pandemic, domestic … Continued

Journalism senior Annabel Thorpe receives second place 2020-21 Hearst award for television feature

Story taught KOMU reporter how to ‘shape the past, present and future into script’ as she uncovers ongoing underrepresentation of women in Missouri legislature By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikathayil Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 4, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Annabel Thorpe won second place for television features in the 61st Annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program. As … Continued

RJI searches for School of Journalism students to pair with local newsrooms on innovative projects

By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Missouri School of Journalism students and recent graduates will be pairing up with local news outlets this summer to work together on innovative projects as part of the 12-week RJI Student Innovation Fellowship. Students and recent graduates can apply between Monday, Jan. 18 and Friday, Feb. 26. Newsroom partners are also needed … Continued

MOJO Ad presents findings to AT&T, wraps up first-ever virtual semester

By Zach Taylor Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2021) — For MOJO Ad, this year’s fall semester was unlike any other. Due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the capstone was held virtually for the semester. But that didn’t stop some of the J-School’s best and brightest from putting together three quality campaigns for AT&T. … Continued

AdZou presents findings to clients via Zoom, overcoming challenging circumstances

By Zach Taylor Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 4, 2021) — For strategic communication students at the Missouri School of Journalism, each student’s senior capstone is an indispensable part of their collegiate experience. This is always true, even in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This fall semester, four AdZou teams performed extensive quantitative and qualitative … Continued

Journalism alumna recognized for her commitment to public service

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 10, 2020) — A graduate from the Missouri School of Journalism was named to the Southeast Texas Young Professional Organization‘s 40 under 40 list for her commitment to public service and leadership capabilities. Emily Russell, BJ ’17, was recognized for her contributions in the Beaumont, Texas, community as a public and government … Continued