Missouri School of Journalism students gain hands-on experience covering Super Bowl, fan experience live from Miami

By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 17, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism seniors Hannah Howard and Amber Raub gained hands-on experience covering the Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers and the fan experience live from Miami for the School’s NBC affiliate television station KOMU-TV. They shot, edited and … Continued

Senior Eli Lederman wins $1500 APSE Tim Wheatley Scholarship

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 4, 2019) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Eli Lederman has been selected as the winner of the $1500 Associated Press Sports Editors Tim Wheatley Scholarship. The annual scholarship, established in 2007, is one of four that APSE gives to collegiate sports journalists. The scholarships are awarded based on the quality of … Continued

Senior Adam Reckamp wins $3,000 Jim Murray Memorial Scholarship

The national scholarship recognizes students interested in a sports writing career. Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 3, 2019) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Adam Reckamp is one of five national winners of the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship. He will receive a $3,000 award and a trip to Los Angeles, Calif., in October where he and … Continued

Inside Sports: School Hosts National Sports Journalism Institute

For the sixth year in a row, the national Sports Journalism Institute‘s 10-day boot camp is being held at the Missouri School of Journalism May 26 through June 3. The nine-week training and internship program, led by Sandy Rosenbush of ESPN, Leon Carter of ESPN and Gregory Lee of NBA.com, is designed to attract talented … Continued

Newspaper Sports Journalists Imitate ESPN’s Entertaining Jargon, MU Researchers Find

By Christine Feeley MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2005) — ESPN personality Chris Berman coined the phrase, “Back-back-back-back, gone!” Stuart Scott defined “Boo-yah!” and Dick Vitale proclaimed, “It’s awesome, baby!” Now, ESPN sports jargon is making the jump to print media, according to a new Missouri School of Journalism study. Scott Reinardy, a … Continued

Journalism Study Examines the Burnout Effect on Sports Journalists

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 12, 2005) — Ask any journalist and they would tell you that their job is highly stressful and that people in their profession are susceptible to burnout. For sports journalists in particular, extended travel away from their families, late-night deadlines, long workdays that include nights, weekends and holidays, and competition from 24-hour … Continued

Two Missouri Students Prove There is More Than One Winner at the Final Four

Columbia, Mo. (May 9, 2005) — For Missouri Journalism students Angela Busch and Brandt Merritt, the NCAA Final Four was more than just a basketball tournament. It was an opportunity to improve their sports writing skills and win a $1,000 scholarship. Busch and Merritt participated in the United States Basketball Writers Association “Full Court” Sportswriting seminar … Continued

First Sports Convergence Career Fair to Be Offered

Columbia, Mo. (April 20, 2005) — The Missouri School of Journalism, in conjunction with the University of Missouri-Columbia Athletic Department, is sponsoring the School’s first Sports Convergence Career Fair April 20-21. All events are taking place at the Donald W. Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU campus. Recruiters from ESPN, The Sporting News, the St. … Continued

MU Study Finds College Football Writers Show Bias in Reporting

By Jessica Pollard MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 9, 2004) — The ever-growing popularity of college football has triggered an immediate desire from fans for information specific to their favorite teams. While the media feel obligated to meet these needs, the sports world has become unwelcome territory for many writers and editors. A recent … Continued