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

AdZou Challenge brings high school students from every corner of state to Missouri School of Journalism for marketing competition

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 13, 2021) — High school students from across Missouri gathered at the Missouri School of Journalism Tuesday, Dec. 7 to compete in the inaugural AdZou Challenge, in which teams of five from 15 Missouri high schools vied to create the best advertising campaign for a hypothetical new Samsung phone. The competition was … Continued

RJI Student Innovation Fellows to support community newsrooms nationwide, gain hands-on work experience

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 10, 2021) — Seven students at the Missouri School of Journalism will work at local news organizations around the country this summer as part of the School’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s (RJI) Student Innovation Fellowships program, gaining hands-on experience helping the outlets connect with their audiences. Students will … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism collaborates with AT&T, Trulaske College of Business, and schools and colleges across campus to put 5G into action

Missouri School of Journalism Strategic Communication student Tina Spreck tries out VR at the MU Institute for Innovation, Experiential Education & Entrepreneurship By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 18, 2021) — As part of an ongoing, multidisciplinary collaboration with AT&T to explore the use of 5G in college classrooms, students studying strategic communication at the … Continued