Kathy Kiely wins 2024 Mel Carnahan Public Service Award

Missouri School of Journalism alum Lukas Parrish, a former student of Kiely’s, will also receive a scholarship at the ceremony By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 5, 2024) — Kathy Kiely, the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, has won the 2024 Mel Carnahan Public Service Award. The award, bestowed by the Carnahan Policy Institute … Continued

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

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

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

Developing her journalistic voice

By Logan Jackson An avid admirer of words, Ivy Reed jumped at the chance to join the Globe, Clayton High School’s Newsmagazine, during her freshman year. By the time her junior year rolled around, her passion for writing — and a lot of hard work — landed her a spot as an editor-in-chief of the … Continued

Turning curiosity into research

By Logan Jackson Faith Quist’s research project is a perfect reflection of her interdisciplinary interests. A dual major in journalism and international studies at the University of Missouri, Quist is studying a variety of materials related to North Korean defectors. Her primary focus is researching when individuals leave the country, where they go and why … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism partners with NBCU Academy

The new partnership includes scholarships to enhance affordability for journalism students from underrepresented communities and support for developing professional leadership training Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, diedrichs@missouri.edu               Lori Acio, NBCU News Group, Lorie.Acio@nbcuni.com The University of Missouri School of Journalism announced a new partnership today with NBCUniversal News Group’s NBCU Academy, a multiplatform journalism training and … Continued

Two Missouri School of Journalism students receive Hurley Scholarships to support participation in Washington Program

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 17, 2023) — The Missouri School of Journalism has awarded $5,000 scholarships to two students who will spend the spring semester in the nation’s capital as part of the School’s Washington Program. The Curtis B. Hurley Washington Public Affairs Journalism Scholarships will support School of Journalism students Komlavi Adissem … Continued