2024 Knight Nonprofit News interns announced: Four Missouri School of Journalism students to spend summer at nonprofit news outlets

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 22, 2024) — Four students at the Missouri School of Journalism have been selected for 2024 Knight Nonprofit News summer internships, during which they will work in news product management and audience engagement at nonprofit newsrooms for 10 weeks. The participating newsrooms in Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas are … Continued

RJI sends Potter Digital Ambassadors to enhance digital efforts at community newsrooms all over Missouri

Shannon Worley (right) interviews employees and residents of Autumn Ridge Residences, a senior living community in Herculaneum, Missouri. By her side is Katelynn Mary Skaggs (center), digital marketing manager for Leader Publications and (left) Marie Stelling, director of community relations for Autumn Ridge Residences. By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 19, 2024) — Over the … Continued

Kathy Kiely wins 2024 Mel Carnahan Public Service Award

Missouri School of Journalism alum Lukas Parrish, a former student of Kiely’s, will also receive a scholarship at the ceremony By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 5, 2024) — Kathy Kiely, the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, has won the 2024 Mel Carnahan Public Service Award. The award, bestowed by the Carnahan Policy Institute … Continued

Scholarship helps Missouri School of Journalism graduate student document stories of people living with dementia and their caregivers in rural America

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 1, 2024) — William Clayton Steward, a graduate student at the Missouri School of Journalism studying photojournalism, knows caring for a loved one with dementia is challenging. Access to vital care is generally more challenging in farming communities and small towns, leaving caregivers to do their best with what they have available. … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism announces Lance Heflin Multimedia Investigative Journalism Scholarship

Photo courtesy Jan Evans COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 31, 2024) — The Missouri School of Journalism today launched the Lance Heflin Multimedia Investigative Journalism Scholarship, which will support students who are interested in pursuing investigative journalism.   The scholarship honors the late Lance Heflin, BJ ’77, a founding producer of the newsmagazine program “48 Hours” who … Continued

How are communicators really using AI? Missouri School of Journalism’s Jon Stemmle has answers

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 24, 2024) — Professor Jon Stemmle at the Missouri School of Journalism has co-authored a research paper that examines how public relations professionals are using artificial intelligence in their work. Based on a survey of 75 communication professionals, the paper is designed to aid communicators and organizations looking to … Continued