Free speech in the age of AI

By Austin Fitzgerald Jared Schroeder, an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, has authored a book that explores new ways of thinking about free speech in the era of sophisticated generative AI. “The structure of ideas: Mapping a new theory of free expression in the AI era” is available July 1. Schroeder is … Continued

IRE re-launches podcast with Missouri School of Journalism grad student as host

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (June 5, 2024) — Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), a nonprofit organization based at the Missouri School of Journalism that helps journalists train and collaborate, has re-launched its podcast after a four-year hiatus. Hosted by Nakylah Carter, a graduate student at the School of Journalism, the IRE Radio Podcast delves … Continued

From Mizzou to the White House

Erika Trombley walks down the halls of the White House with Vice President Kamala Harris By Sydney Perry Erika Trombley, director of Consumer Media at the White House, reflects on her journey to her dream position Erika Trombley graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2016 and has since found success in … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism’s KBIA wins four regional Murrow Awards

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (May 30, 2024) — KBIA-FM, the Missouri News Network’s NPR-member radio station, has won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including two wins for “Canned Peaches,” a podcast delving into the stories behind common foods that launched last November. The awards — more than any other organization in Region 5, … Continued

Columbia Missourian wins $20,000 to supercharge community engagement

The grant is the maximum possible award from the LION Sustainability Audits and Funding Program The Columbia Missourian has earned a $20,000 sustainability award from Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. It’s not the first award from LION for the Missouri News Network’s community newspaper, which won a LION Local Journalism Award in 2022, but … Continued

Ebony Reed builds an impressive career of service

Behind the University of Missouri alumna’s success is the school that raised her and the one she keeps returning to Contact: Courtney Perrett, Many college graduates dream of changing the world. University of Missouri alumna and former faculty member Ebony Reed is doing it — transforming her aspirations into skills that empower students and … Continued