Missouri School of Journalism junior honored with Hearst Journalism Award recognition for multimedia innovative storytelling

Student handles emotional interviews while gaining hands-on training at Missourian Columbia, Mo. (March 15, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism junior Margo Wagner received 12th place for Multimedia Innovative Storytelling in the 2020-21 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Her entry “Phone calls from the final election stretch,” was one of 49 entries in this category submitted … Continued

Journalism seniors receive honors from 2020–21 Hearst award for Multimedia Narrative Storytelling

Often called the “Pulitzers of college journalism” — the awards program consists of 14 competitions held throughout the school year: five writing, two photojournalism, one radio, two television and four multimedia. By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 16, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Jacob Moscovitch won fourth place for multimedia narrative storytelling in … Continued

Pictures of the Year competition judging kicks off Feb. 16 in record-breaking year

POY77 Daily Life Picture Story Award of Excellence: Aristide Economopoulos by Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil It’s a year like none other for the 78th annual Pictures of the Year judging competition, which kicks off Feb. 16 with almost double the amount of judges as normal, virtual judging and a record breaking number of photos submitted. Entrants submitted … Continued

Yehyun Kim, MA ’19, is first Mizzou student since 2000 to win top honor at College Photographer of the Year competition

“Night to Shine,” Photo by Yehyun Kim, MA ’19. Six other J-School students win awards in eight categories, including Spot News, Documentary and Sports Feature By Nate Brown When Yehyun Kim was a graduate student at the Missouri School of Journalism, she’d pop into the deliberations for the College Photographer of the Year competition, which … Continued

Two master’s students named recipients of the C. Zoe Smith scholarship in photojournalism

Scholarship awards are helping Missouri School of Journalism graduate students complete their degrees. Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 16, 2019) — Zhihan Huang and Yehyun Kim are the latest recipients of the C. Zoe Smith Photojournalism Scholarship. Each student will receive $1,000. Kim is conducting research for her thesis into the ways photojournalists and photo editors use … Continued

More than victims: Migration images provide a chance to tell a greater story

An analysis of the 2015 Syrian exodus shows that how photographers frame migrants in photos matters By Cailin Riley MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (May 29, 2019) — One of the most devastating images from 2015 shows a three-year-old boy, Alan Kurdi, facedown and unmoving on a beach in Turkey. Alan had drowned during an … Continued

Associate Professor Berkley Hudson Awarded $150,000 National Endowment for Humanities Grant

O.N. Pruitt worked as a white photographer in the racially-segregated town of Columbus, Mississippi, from 1915-1960. Pruitt’s photographs provide context for Southern history and culture as well as racial violence, depicting everything from river baptisms, family picnics to public executions and the 1935 lynching of two African American farmers. Project Will Create a Series of … Continued

Visual Arts Showcase Allows Photojournalism Student to Display Her Artistic Side

Encouraged as a high schooler to pursue art school, photojournalism sophomore and second-year Discovery Fellow Emmalee Reed chose instead to pursue her creative side via real-world media outlets at the Missouri School of Journalism. Emmalee Reed and Two Other J-Schoolers Among 50 Competing for $8K in Professional Development Awards By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (Feb. … Continued

Photo Story: ‘Standing Up’ by Emily Nevils

Columbia, Mo. (Feb 8, 2019) — Marilyn Calvin’s jeep rumbles down a dirt road, weaving between pastures full of dairy cows, her headlights the only source of light, minus the stars. She’s headed to a going-away party for a good friend and a long-time fellow Dairy Farmers of America board member. The party is almost … Continued