Alumnus Organizes First Newspaper Design Competition in Russia

Columbia, Mo. (March 19, 2004) — Dmitri Surnin, MA ’01, helped organize and judge the first-ever newspaper design competition in Russia called “Newspaper Design 2003.” “We had 128 publications participating and more than 2,000 entries, which is not a bad turnout for the first competition,” said Surnin. The results were announced March 1. The contest … Continued

Students Visit Agencies, Corporations in New York

Columbia, Mo. (March 16, 2004) — Missouri strategic communications students viewed agency reels, talked with experts and learned how to present themselves to prospective employers during a recent trip to nine advertising and public relations agencies and other companies in New York. Agencies and companies participating were: Casio Edelman Public Relations Limited Brands McCann Erickson … Continued

School Launches New Web Site for Health Communications Research

Columbia, Mo. (March 16, 2004) — The Health Communication Research Center (HCRC) launched a new website featuring the latest information in health news and health communication research. “Our goal with this site is prevention. We want people to learn more about health issues and diseases and how to deal with them,” said Jon Stemmle, HCRC director of … Continued

KOMU Creates New Copy Desk Function

Columbia, Mo. (March 15, 2004) –– KOMU is pioneering an innovative approach to improving newsroom efficiency and upholding journalistic excellence in broadcast news. Nicknamed the Tiger Chair, this new script approval process in the newsroom allows a senior editor to check stories for grammar, fact error and continuity. “There is simply not enough editing in TV newsrooms. … Continued

Casio Supports Student Education and Donates Exilim Digital Cameras to the Missouri School of Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (March 15, 2004) — Casio, Inc., a leader in consumer electronics, has donated eight digital Exilim EX-Z3 digital cameras to the Missouri School of Journalism. The cameras will be used in the School’s planning and communications office and as part of a Strategic Campaigns class for the winter semester. Students will design an integrated … Continued

Students Learn First Hand from Magazine Representatives

Columbia, Mo. (March 12, 2004) — Representatives from more than 100 magazines met with students, conducted panels and individually spoke about various topics in the industry at the recent annual Magazine Fair held at the Missouri School of Journalism. The primary purpose of the fair is to further the education of magazine journalism students. Danita … Continued

Journalism-Law Research Study Receives $49,000 Grant

Columbia, Mo. (March 11, 2004) — A joint journalism and law research study on domestic violence recently received a $49,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety to continue its work. The original research study began in 2002 and looked at law enforcement responses to cases of domestic violence in Missouri. The study was … Continued

Magazine Club Visits 17 Magazines in New York

Columbia, Mo. (March 10, 2004) — Twenty-seven Magazine Club students from the Missouri School of Journalism visited 17 magazines on a recent trip to New York. Kalsey Higley, president of Magazine Club, said that the group plans the annual trip so that “students can get a better understanding of the New York magazine industry and … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Names 61st Annual Pictures of the Year International Contest Winners

Columbia, Mo. (March 9, 2004) — Winners of the 61st Annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi)  Competition, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious photojournalism contests, were announced by the Missouri School of Journalism. Judges viewed nearly 26,000 photographs, 2,500 newspaper and magazine pages, submitted by more than 1,300 newspaper and magazine photographers and editors from … Continued

J-School Graduate One of Youngest to Win Polk Award

Columbia, Mo. (March 9, 2004) — Brian Joseph, BJ ’02, has been awarded a 2003 George Polk Award for work he completed during a summer 2002 internship at The Seattle Times. Joseph, as part of an investigative team, won the local reporting award for “The Art of Deception,” a two-day series that exposed a prominent Seattle … Continued