MU Students Tour European Media

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 24, 2005) — Thirty students from the School of Journalism spent two weeks in early January touring European media operations and in the process visited Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and Vienna. This was the second year the School has sponsored a European Media Study Tour, an idea conceived by Brian S. Brooks, associate dean … Continued

Missouri Association of Publications Publishing Summit to Be Held March 3-4

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 18, 2005) — The Missouri Association of Publications (MAP) will hold its first Publishing Summit at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia on March 3 and 4. The new association, founded by J-School faculty member Don Ranly, along with 18 other board members representing the publishing industry in and about Missouri, seeks … Continued

Upcoming Hurley Symposium to Address Issue of Citing Anonymous Sources

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 17, 2005) — The Fifth Annual Curtis B. Hurley Symposium will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, March 17 at the National Press Club, 14th and F Street NW, Washington, D.C. At this meeting, a coalition of organizations will gather to discuss access to government information on the record, with an intent … Continued

Kristen Hare Wins Sifford Prize for Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 10, 2005) — Kristen Hare of the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press is the latest winner of the Darrell Sifford Memorial Prize in Journalism. Hare is the youngest winner (26 years old) ever in the 10-year-old contest and is from the smallest newspaper (circ. 39,500) ever to boast a winner in the annual writing contest. Hare, … Continued

Students Capture Graphic Awards in AP Contest

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 22, 2004) — Missourian Journalism students captured three of the top four prizes in the graphics division of the 2004 Associated Press Missouri-Kansas contest. The results were announced at the annual meeting of publishers and editors of Missouri and Kansas AP member newspapers. The winning graphics competed against 19 other entries. They originally … Continued

Class Project Receives Attention from Trade Press

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 21, 2004) — A class project involving citizen journalism has received attention by the trade press. Editor and Publisher, The Online Journalism Review, the journalism think tank Poynter Institute and others have written about the MyMissourian project that Clyde Bentley and his media management students launched this semester. The website of is a community site similar … Continued

Twelve Missouri Journalism Students Win Dow Jones Editing Internships

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 15, 2004) — Twelve Missouri Journalism students have been selected for the prestigious 2005 Dow Jones Newspaper Fund summer internships in business reporting, newspaper copy editing and sports copy editing. The students were among the approximately 100 picked from an applicant pool of more than 500. Each will receive pre-internship training and … Continued

First Tina Hills Fellow Wins Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 15, 2004) — Marina Walker, an award-winning journalist from Mendoza, Argentina, and the School’s first Tina Hills Fellow, has been awarded a scholarship worth $2,000 by the Overseas Press Club Foundation. Walker was one of only 12 selected from a pool of 175 applicants from 60 different colleges and universities. Walker’s winning … Continued

Missouri Broadcast News Students Win Hearst Journalism Awards

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 15, 2004) — Matt Talhelm and Lauren Stiglich, both Missouri School of Journalism students, were among the winners in the November William Randolph Hearst Foundations Journalism Awards Program broadcast competition. Talhelm earned $1,500 for second place in the television finals, qualifying him for Competition Two. The top five winners in both audio and video … Continued

Missouri Student Wins Hearst Journalism Award

Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2004) –Missouri School of Journalism student Megan Alexander was among the winners in the 45th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. A total of 105 students from 58 universities and colleges participated in the first Hearst competition of this academic year. The School won the overall intercollegiate competition in … Continued