Missouri Business Alert, School of Journalism announce $3 million gift

The donation is the largest in publication’s history; endowment will help create a center for Business Journalism at Mizzou. Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 26, 2020) — A $3 million gift, given by an alumna who is “grateful for her education” from the Missouri School of Journalism, will ensure the future of Missouri Business Alert and contribute … Continued

RJI Student Innovation Fellowship program helps Missouri School of Journalism graduate land audience strategy job at The Times in U.K.

Alumna Laura Murgatroyd, BA ’20, credits the hands-on Missouri Method of journalism training for he landing an audience strategy job at The Times and the Sunday Times in the United Kingdom. School emphasizes hands-on learning method Columbia, Mo. (August 19, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism graduate Laura Murgatroyd, BA ’20, said recent hands-on training … Continued

Recent Journalism School alumna’s documentary named a semi-finalist in Student Academy Awards

Selected from a pool of 1,468 entries, Missouri alumna Sarah Sabatke, BJ ’18, MA ’20, received a semi-finalist recognition in the 47th annual Student Academy Awards. Sabatke pushes through challenges created by COVID-19, grief from the death of faculty mentor Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 18, 2020) — The documentary “Thoughts and Prayers,” produced by Missouri School … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism welcomes a new faculty member, announces promotions

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 17, 2020) — The Missouri School of Journalism welcomes a new faculty member and announces promotions for seven others for the 2020-21 academic year. Those promoted to the academic rank of professor are Jeanne Abbott, Jennifer Rowe and Scott Swafford. All are members of the School’s professional practice faculty.  Cristina Mislán, a member … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Amy Simons receives MU Connect Champions award

Associate Professor Amy Simons received the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award from the @UPCEA for significant contributions to credit or noncredit programs and providing inspirational teaching to professional, continuing, and/or online education students. Award honors faculty, staff, teaching assistants and students who use the application creatively and effectively to enhance student success. By Marcus Wilkins … Continued

Pop-up newsroom serves MU students and state

Working from May until August to cover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across Missouri, pop-up newsroom staff include Claire Colby, BJ ’20; Madison Conte; Madison Czopek, BJ ’20; Peter Georgiev, MA ’20; Taylor Guidry, BJ ’20; Regan Huston, BJ ’20; Arin Jemerson, BJ ’20; Madison McVan, BJ ’20; Regan Mertz; Ty Stewart, MA ’19; … Continued

Kauffman Foundation awards fifth year of support to Missouri Business Alert

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation grant to Missouri Business Alert, a digital business journalism newsroom, will allow for an increase in coverage of news and entrepreneurship in Missouri. Grant will increase entrepreneurship reporting, event offerings and programming for students Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 5, 2020) — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has extended another year of … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism alum Bryndon Minter leverages his Missouri Method skills to produce viral video in under 24 hours

University of Missouri alumnus Bryndon Minter connected with NFL wide receiver Michael Thomas via Instagram, which ultimately led to the “I Am George Floyd” video being scripted, filmed, edited and released in less than 24 hours. By Zach Taylor Columbia, Mo. (August 3, 2020) — On June 4, NFL players including Kansas City Chiefs quarterback … Continued