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

NewsPro names Associate Professor Sara Shipley Hiles a 2021 Noteworthy Journalism Educator

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 29, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Sara Shipley Hiles was named by Crain NewsPro  a 2021 Noteworthy Journalism Educator. Based on recommendations from university colleagues and news industry sources, NewsPro identified 10 of the notable higher-education professionals who “found innovative ways to teach journalism skills within the new safety and … Continued

Journalism School to host journalist and author Jon Cohen

Cohen’s talk, “Editing Life: Covering CRISPR’s Powers and Perils” will draw from his extensive reporting on CRISPR gene editing technology in China. Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 1, 2019) — The Missouri School of Journalism will welcome science journalist and author Jon Cohen to campus Nov. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Monsanto Auditorium, Bond … Continued