Junior Magazine Student Chosen for ASME Internship Program

Columbia, Mo. (April 4, 2005) — Kate Schweitzer, a junior in the magazine sequence at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been selected for the summer 2005 American Society of Magazine Editors Internship Program. ASME has selected her to intern at Reader’s Digest in New York City. “I am excited to work for Reader’s Digest … Continued

J-School to Host National Summit for Technology In Curriculum

By Jeremy Diener MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (April 4, 2005) — The University of Missouri-Columbia and Apple Computer will host 140 higher education and industry leaders from the state of Missouri and around the country at an interactive conference. The conference, held April 5 through 7, is designed to make higher education more relevant … Continued

Missouri Design Professor Helps Newspaper Win Distinguished Design Award

Columbia, Mo. (April 1, 2005) — Rick Shaw, an assistant professor and director of photography for the Columbia Missourian, helped his former newspaper earn a distinguished design award. The Hartford (Conn.) Courant was the only American paper to be named one of the World’s Best Designed Newspapers of 2005, an award given out by the Society for … Continued

Falun Gong Movement Core of Talk

Lecturer Relates the Spiritual Rebirth of the Movement in China By Megan Cooper Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (March 31, 2005) — The struggle between the Chinese government and the spiritual practice of Falun Gong highlights how weak the Chinese government really is, 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner Ian Johnson said Wednesday at Jesse Wrench Auditorium in … Continued

Journalism Students Visit with Iraqi Journalists about Freedom of the Press

Columbia, Mo. (March 31, 2005) — Some Missouri School of Journalism students got the rare opportunity to converse with journalists from Iraq during a recent 80-minute live satellite video conference. The six journalists, all from Baghdad newspapers, were part of a business journalism training session in Amman, Jordan, led by Marty Steffens, the SABEW Chair in … Continued

Journalism Students Win Top Prize in Arthur W. Page Competition

Columbia, Mo. (March 29, 2005) — A student team from the Missouri School of Journalism recently took first place in the 2005 Case Study Competition in Corporate Communications sponsored by the Arthur W. Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations. The team, consisting of students Megan Perry, Laura Chia, Meredith Stevens, Rupa Rajagopalan and … Continued

Professor Emeritus John Merrill Elected to Iowa Hall of Fame

Columbia, Mo. (March 24, 2005) — John C. Merrill, professor emeritus at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been elected to the University of Iowa School of Journalism’s Hall of Fame for 2005. A Distinguished Alumnus of Iowa, Merrill will speak at the Fourth Estate banquet on April 1 in Iowa City. Merrill received his … Continued

Overholser Authors Book Chapter on Journalists and Corporate Scandals

Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2005) — Geneva Overholser, the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting, has authored a chapter in the new book, “Restoring Trust in American Business,” published by MIT Press. A project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the book focuses on the recent wave of corporate scandals and examines … Continued

Students Learn the Importance of Acquiring New Business

Columbia, Mo. (March 15, 2005) — “How to Pitch New Business” was the focus of a recent one-hour Strategic Communications course at the Missouri School of Journalism. Sandy Kornberg, BJ ’64, and Gary Burandt, BJ ’66, served as the visiting professors. During the course of a week, students learned that pitching new business is a … Continued