KBIA wins national Murrow Award for digital projects

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Sept. 12, 2023) — KBIA-FM, the Missouri School of Journalism’s NPR-member radio station, has earned a national Edward R. Murrow Award in the Digital category. The honor, awarded annually by the Radio Television Digital News Association, came after the station’s 11th straight regional Murrow Award in the same category. “KBIA … Continued

Missouri Honor Medal recipients to hold master classes on September 14

The recipients of the 2023 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism will speak about their areas of expertise in a daylong series of master classes on Thursday, Sept. 14. The presentations are free and open to the public. The scheduled times and locations for the master classes are: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Drew Sullivan and Paul … Continued

Novak Leadership launches new website with resources for students, alumni

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Aug. 30, 2023) — The Novak Leadership Institute (NLI) at the Missouri School of Journalism launched a new website this month showcasing resources for students: https://novakleadership.missouri.edu/ The site’s revamped digital resource library features new articles, podcasts and other downloadable content for students and even professionals seeking information about leadership development. … Continued

New grant opens the floodgates for Ag & Water Desk

Prairie du Chien is a small river town in southern Wisconsin. Many small-town water systems are facing increasing challenges. Over the last two decades, water systems in the 10 states bordering the Mississippi River violated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations for drinking water more than 438,000 times, according to a story by the Ag & … Continued

Yong Volz makes her mark on history at Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Aug. 24, 2023) — Yong Volz, the Roger Gafke Distinguished Faculty Fellow and chair of the Journalism Studies faculty at the Missouri School of Journalism, grew up learning about the School of Journalism in middle school. This might not come as a surprise unless one knows that Volz was born … Continued

Sharing stories and highlighting experiences

By Logan Jackson In high school, Jasmine Jackson was encouraged to find hands-on learning experiences that lined up with her passions. Jackson had enjoyed reading and writing since she was young and decided she would give writing for her school’s newspaper a try. After her first assignment, she was hooked. Jackson worked for her school’s … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism promotes five, welcomes four new faculty members

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Aug. 17, 2023) — With the fall 2023 semester set to begin on Aug. 21, the Missouri School of Journalism today announced several faculty promotions and welcomes four new faculty members. Those promoted to professional faculty professor are Elizabeth Brixey, Holly Higginbotham, Heather Isherwood and Laura Johnston. Additionally, Kellie Stanfield … Continued

NABJ-MU wins Student Chapter of the Year Award from National Association of Black Journalists

L-R: Carrington Peavy, Bethany Cates, Ron Kelley and Amari Foster By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Aug. 15, 2023) — NABJ-MU, the Missouri School of Journalism’s chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, won the NABJ Student Chapter of the Year Award during the organization’s annual national convention in Birmingham, Alabama, this month. “Over time, … Continued

Bringing the news to life

By Logan Jackson When she was in middle school, Maya Dawson spent hours writing short stories and poetry, developing her own voice as an author. Once she got to high school, Dawson thought those skills would translate rather well to a journalism class she was interested in taking. While Dawson quickly learned that her journalistic … Continued