Reach for the stars

Katy Mersmann, an alumna of the Missouri School of Journalism, is a social media specialist at NASA where she has been supporting the James Webb Space Telescope’s social media efforts Mizzou alumna helps share first stunning images from the Webb Space Telescope as social media specialist with NASA By Sara Diedrich Before sharing the first … Continued

Two master’s students win Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship for 2022

Columbia, Mo (May 6, 2022) — Environmental change in the U.S. and around the world is the theme of this year’s Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship winners. Journalism master’s students Jana Rose Schleis and Tanishka R. each will receive a $5,000 fellowship to help fund their reporting projects. Schleis will tell the story of her hometown … Continued

Monique Luisi: The making of a Missouri School of Journalism scholar and educator

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 13, 2022) — Monique Luisi awakened to the importance of science communication earlier than most. When she was just four years old, her mother suffered a series of strokes that required an extensive recovery. Young Monique not only motivated her mother to relearn speech and motor skills, but also … Continued

Meet new School of Journalism Professor Kate Rose

By Abby Werner Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2021) — When Kate Rose decided to study environmental science in undergrad and graduate school, and then science communication for her doctorate, she did not realize how globally relevant her field would quickly become. With climate change and the pandemic frequently making headlines, the new Strategic Communication faculty … Continued

Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk welcomes Tegan Wendland as editorial director

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 24, 2021) — The Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, a collaborative reporting network that will cover agriculture, water and related issues in the Mississippi River Basin, has hired environmental journalist Tegan Wendland as its editorial director. As editorial director, Wendland will oversee the work of the Ag & Water Desk, which … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism to host pair of international journalists for Smith/Patterson science journalism lecture

Harriet Constable and Jacob Kushner will talk about their work investigating potential causes of the next pandemic. Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 13, 2021) — The Missouri School of Journalism is hosting two renowned journalists for a talk about their latest project, a globe-trotting investigation for the BBC into six viruses that could cause the next pandemic. … Continued

$1.4 million grant to Missouri School of Journalism helps create network of journalists focused on Mississippi River basin 

Walton Family Foundation grant will create the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, covering agriculture, water and environmental issues within the region. Columbia, Mo. (July 8, 2021) — The Missouri School of Journalism announced a $1.4 million, three-year grant from the Walton Family Foundation, a leading funder of environmental journalism in the United States, … Continued

Graduate students Mallory Daily and Leanne Tippett Mosby each awarded a Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship

Each receives a $2,500 fellowship to help cover a science, health or environmental story. Columbia, Mo (June 11, 2021) — Two journalism master students have been awarded a 2021 Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship. Mallory Daily and Leanne Tippett Mosby each receive a $2,500 fellowship to help cover a science, health or environmental story anywhere inside … Continued