Students Visit Agencies, Corporations in New York

Columbia, Mo. (March 16, 2004) — Missouri strategic communication students viewed agency reels, talked with experts and learned how to present themselves to prospective employers during a recent trip to nine advertising and public relations agencies and other companies in New York. Agencies and companies participating were: Casio Edelman Public Relations Limited Brands McCann Erickson … Continued

KOMU Creates New Copy Desk Function

Columbia, Mo. (March 15, 2004) –– KOMU is pioneering an innovative approach to improving newsroom efficiency and upholding journalistic excellence in broadcast news. Nicknamed “the Tiger Chair,” this new script approval process in the newsroom allows a senior editor to check stories for grammar, fact error and continuity. “There is simply not enough editing in TV … Continued

Casio Supports Student Education and Donates Exilim Digital Cameras to the Missouri School of Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (March 15, 2004) — Casio, Inc., a leader in consumer electronics, has donated eight digital Exilim EX-Z3 digital cameras to the Missouri School of Journalism. The cameras will be used in the School’s planning and communications office and as part of a Strategic Campaigns class for the winter semester. Students will design an integrated … Continued

Magazine Club Visits 17 Magazines in New York

Columbia, Mo. (March 10, 2004) — Twenty-seven Magazine Club students from the Missouri School of Journalism visited 17 magazines on a recent trip to New York. Kalsey Higley, president of Magazine Club, said that the group plans the annual trip so that “students can get a better understanding of the New York magazine industry and … Continued

J-School Graduate One of Youngest to Win Polk Award

Columbia, Mo. (March 9, 2004) — Brian Joseph, BJ ’02, has been awarded a 2003 George Polk Award for work he completed during a summer 2002 internship at The Seattle Times. Joseph, as part of an investigative team, won the local reporting award for “The Art of Deception,” a two-day series that exposed a prominent Seattle … Continued

KOMU Switches to New Avid NewsCutter Editing System

Columbia, Mo. (March 8, 2004) — KOMU was among the first television stations in the world to switch to digital editing. Now, a new editing system will enable KOMU to be among the first stations to operate a tapeless edit and playback system. KOMU recently made the switch from the tape-based Media 100 to the Avid NewsCutter. … Continued

14 New Journalism Ambassadors Selected

Columbia, Mo. (March 3, 2004) — Fourteen new Journalism Ambassadors have been selected to represent the Missouri School of Journalism to prospective students and other campus visitors. The new Journalism Ambassadors are: Krystal Allan, Parkville, Mo. Sarah Flynn, Town and Country, Mo. Elisabeth Gardner, Carrington, N.D. Eric Haeusser, Overland Park, Kan. Lauren Hieger, St. Louis, … Continued

Broadcast News Student Selected as Finalist for ESPN Anchor Reality Show

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 24, 2004) — Broadcast news senior Mike Hall has been selected as one of 12 finalists to star on ESPN‘s reality show “Dream Job.” Hall, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., was chosen from more than 10,000 contestants who competed through three rounds of preliminary auditions that were held in 29 cities. ESPN experts … Continued

Journalism Student Places First in Hearst Competition

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 13, 2004) — Carolyn Szczepanski, BJ ’03, won first place in the in-depth writing category of the 44th Annual Hearst Journalism national competition for her report, “The Once and Future River.” The story ran in the Columbia Missourian, the working newspaper lab for students in news-editorial, design, information graphics and photojournalism. The Hearst … Continued

KOMU Celebrates 50 Years of News Coverage and Community Service

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2004) — KOMU, an NBC-affiliate, is the only commercial television station in the United States that uses its newsroom as a working lab for students. The station’s news department is operated by the Missouri School of Journalism. Missouri’s electronic news graduates serve in all capacities — anchors, executive producers investigative reporters, general … Continued