Scholarship helps Missouri School of Journalism graduate student document stories of people living with dementia and their caregivers in rural America

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 1, 2024) — William Clayton Steward, a graduate student at the Missouri School of Journalism studying photojournalism, knows caring for a loved one with dementia is challenging. Access to vital care is generally more challenging in farming communities and small towns, leaving caregivers to do their best with what they have available. … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism announces Lance Heflin Multimedia Investigative Journalism Scholarship

Photo courtesy Jan Evans COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 31, 2024) — The Missouri School of Journalism today launched the Lance Heflin Multimedia Investigative Journalism Scholarship, which will support students who are interested in pursuing investigative journalism.   The scholarship honors the late Lance Heflin, BJ ’77, a founding producer of the newsmagazine program “48 Hours” who … Continued

How are communicators really using AI? Missouri School of Journalism’s Jon Stemmle has answers

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 24, 2024) — Professor Jon Stemmle at the Missouri School of Journalism has co-authored a research paper that examines how public relations professionals are using artificial intelligence in their work. Based on a survey of 75 communication professionals, the paper is designed to aid communicators and organizations looking to … Continued

Tracy Draksler Brown and David Salisbury join Missouri School of Journalism strategic communication faculty

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 11, 2024) — The Missouri School of Journalism welcomes two new strategic communication professors to campus this January. Tracy Draksler Brown, BJ ’00, and David Salisbury join the School as assistant professional practice professors and will teach their first courses in the upcoming spring semester. “Together, Tracy and David … Continued

Nick Mathews study of Facebook vs. community newspapers lands in acclaimed Digital Journalism journal

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 10, 2024) — Nick Mathews, an assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), has published a research study in Digital Journalism, a premier research journal in the journalism field. The study analyzes the impact of Facebook on rural and small-town news organizations’ … Continued

Mizzou Athletics, School of Journalism partner on innovative branding program

Photo: Hunter Dyke | Mizzou Athletics As part of last fall’s pilot program, MU student-athletes worked with J-School students to examine their NIL brands COLUMBIA, Mo. — When Euphenie Andre and Abigail Klapatauskas first met earlier this fall, a partnership born out of a campus experiment quickly blossomed into something much more. Andre, an All-American … Continued

2023: The year in review

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 4, 2024) — In the Missouri School of Journalism’s 115th year, students, faculty and staff shone brightly at every stage, creating positive impacts in the classroom, in the newsroom, in the pages of acclaimed research journals and throughout Missouri communities. “In every way, 2023 saw the School leading the … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism’s Damon Kiesow publishes first-ever textbook on news product management

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. — Damon Kiesow, the Knight Chair in Journalism Innovation at the Missouri School of Journalism, has authored his first book: a textbook on the increasingly important field of news product management published last month. But that’s not the only first. “An Introduction to News Product Management: Innovation for Newsrooms and … Continued