Monique Luisi: The making of a Missouri School of Journalism scholar and educator

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 13, 2022) — Monique Luisi awakened to the importance of science communication earlier than most. When she was just four years old, her mother suffered a series of strokes that required an extensive recovery. Young Monique not only motivated her mother to relearn speech and motor skills, but also … 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

Shelly Rodgers and the power of communication: The Missouri School of Journalism professor finding the human stories in advertising

Journalism Dean David Kurpius (left) and Commerce Bank Chairman and CEO Teresa Maledy (right) surprised Shelly Rodgers, strategic communication professor, with the news that she received the 2018 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence. Photo: Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2022) — Shelly Rodgers’ renowned research works at the convergence of advertising and … Continued

Josh Hayes Scholarship grants new opportunities for incoming journalism students

Josh Hayes (left) and Daniel Pierce tailgating as Mizzou alums. By Kelly Lopez The Missouri School of Journalism prides itself on producing top journalists and strategic communicators. Graduate Josh Hayes of the class of 1999 embodied what a Mizzou Tiger is supposed to be — and more. “Josh was a creative person,” says Dan Pierce, … 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

Critics call film from Missouri School of Journalism filmmaker-in-chief one of the best of 2021

Production of “Procession” featured School of Journalism students in technical roles; the film has been named to the Oscars shortlist By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 22, 2021) — In September, Netflix announced that they had acquired “Procession,” a documentary film directed by Missouri School of Journalism associate professor Robert Greene. The film, which included … Continued

2021 at the Missouri School of Journalism: A look back

With the year coming to a close, the School of Journalism reflects on the year’s highlights By Austin Fitzgerald As 2021 winds down, the Missouri School of Journalism is looking back on the year’s successes. From hands-on learning experiences for students to significant research from faculty — and awards for both — the year has … Continued

Elizabeth Conner Stephens named executive editor of Columbia Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair

Stephens will lead the newsroom’s coverage while working with community newspapers around the state to improve local news coverage Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 20, 2021) — Elizabeth Conner Stephens has been named executive editor for the Columbia Missourian, the Missouri School of Journalism’s digital-first community newsroom. An associate professor at the School and formerly the digital … Continued

Marine. Tiger. Combat correspondent

When Kenneth Trotter graduates this weekend, the military veteran hopes to combine his experience as a Marine with his education at the Missouri School of Journalism to work as a public affairs specialist for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs When 10-year military veteran Kenneth Trotter Jr. was considering colleges, he had two requirements: a … Continued

Chancellor’s Leadership Class gives first-year students across campus a head start on their education

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14) — Chancellor’s Leadership Class students presented their final projects on Dec. 9, showcasing visual stories of Mizzou’s dynamic and varied programs and opportunities. University of Missouri President Mun Choi toured the students’ displays and spoke to the 25 teams of two to four students. “I was so impressed with not only … Continued