Missouri Journalism students win awards, scholarships in all five categories of the 2019-2020 Hearst Journalism Awards Program

Called the “Pulitzers of college journalism” – the Hearst awards consists of 14 competitions held throughout the school year. By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (July 2, 2020) — Seventeen students, including a project team of 14, won awards and scholarships during the 2019-2020 Hearst Journalism Awards Program, which culminated recently with the 60th annual Hearst … Continued

The Journalism School’s KOMU-TV expands its reach by launching app on Roku

The commercial television station and NBC affiliate shares tips and insights for launching. By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (June 29, 2020) — As they seek to expand their audience reach and capabilities, staff at Missouri School of Journalism’s KOMU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, announces the station’s presence on the streaming platform Roku. With … Continued

11th Hour Project awards $1.1 million, 3-year grant to the Journalism School’s fellowship program Watchdog Writers Group

Funding will support authors and students to produce high impact investigative print reporting projects. Columbia, Mo. (June 25, 2020) — Watchdog Writers Group, a Missouri School of Journalism fellowship program, has received a three-year, $1.1. million grant from The Schmidt Family Foundation/The 11th Hour Project to support the group’s investigative reporting fellowship and training lab. … Continued

2016 U.S. presidential election coverage was ‘game changer’ for journalists

MU study looked at ethical issues in U.S. presidential election press coverage between 2000-2016 By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 22, 2020) — The 2016 U.S. presidential election is considered a “game changer” for journalists covering the U.S. presidential elections by causing them to dramatically reconsider how they view their role – … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism senior Kaitlyn Hoevelmann receives Donald W. Reynolds Scholarship in Business Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (June 22, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Kaitlyn Hoevelmann is the 2020 recipient of the $2,500 Donald W. Reynolds Scholarship in Business Journalism. Originally from St. Louis, Hoevelmann is pursuing undergraduate degrees in print and digital journalism and economics. After graduation, she would like to have a career as a business … Continued

Killer vaccines? Social media messages influence parents about HPV

MU media expert finds social media use is associated with belief that HPV vaccine is lethal in children By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 10, 2020) — Social media keeps us connected to one another, but it also influences our beliefs. Now, a new study from the University of Missouri finds that … Continued

AdZou students offer audience targeting tips to boost reach of Global Journalist

20-year-old J-School media outlet, established by the late Stuart Loory, prepares to reach new subscribers. Columbia, Mo. (June 10, 2020) — When Global Journalist (GJ) first began airing on the radio in 2000, the internet was in its infancy, and mostly an afterthought to broadcasters. Things have changed in the ensuing years and GJ’s current … Continued

Ty Stewart awarded O.O. McIntyre Fellowship

The honor is the highest postgraduate award offered by the School. Columbia, Mo. (June 8, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism graduate Ty Stewart, MA ’19, has won the O.O. McIntyre Fellowship, the most prestigious postgraduate award given by the School. The program’s one-year, $12,000 stipend allows a recent graduate to delve deep into a … Continued