From the stands to the sideline

Alumna Carly Stephens’ journey from covering Mizzou Football to working for the Dallas Cowboys By Sydney Perry Many students at the University of Missouri dream of working in the sports industry. Missouri School of Journalism alumna Carly Stephens made it happen, working for the Dallas Cowboys as a corporate partnerships marketing manager, a position that … Continued

AdZou students score big with FOX Sports, FIFA World Cup

A select group of students were given unique opportunity to compete for a campaign proposal with big time client by Lexi Symonds Students at the Missouri School of Journalism got a chance to make their mark on the world’s biggest women’s soccer championship, The FIFA Women’s World Cup. During the spring semester, four teams of … Continued

Journalism students help put the ROAR into Mizzou Athletics

By Lexi Symonds After two years of just seeing people in boxes on a screen, the annual ROARS award show was back in person this year, orchestrated by the students of the J4214 Integrated Sports Production Class. This awards show — described as “part ESPYs, part Oscars, all Mizzou” — is dedicated to the players, … Continued

Pete Bland named sports editor at Columbia Missourian

Bland brings decades of experience and intimate knowledge of the community to the role Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 29, 2021) — Pete Bland, a veteran reporter and editor with decades of experience in the industry, is now the sports editor for the Columbia Missourian, the Missouri School of Journalism’s digital-first community newsroom. As sports editor, Bland … Continued

Students innovating with multiplatform sports coverage at Missouri School of Journalism

L-R: Wilson Moore, Emily Leiker, Calum McAndrew, Gerald Hopkins By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 4, 2021) — At a time when the Missouri School of Journalism is leaning into collaborative, cross-platform education through a curriculum that emphasizes cross-training and a newly created shared newsroom space, senior Gerald Hopkins has taken this philosophy to heart. … Continued

Heavy hitters in sports journalism to hold panel discussion at Mizzou

ESPN senior writers and a New York Times bestselling author will talk to students about what it takes to craft good stories By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 11, 2021) — Three acclaimed sports writers will come to the Missouri School of Journalism on Monday, Oct. 18 for a panel discussion about storytelling techniques, moderated … Continued

AdZou partners with Fox Sports to create advertising campaign

Students were asked to create on-air, digital and out-of-home tactics, letting their creativity fly. Columbia, Mo. (July 21, 2021) — AdZou students working with Fox Sports during the 2021 spring semester were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to create an advertising campaign for the newly branded Fox Corporation. For the past 11 years, the Missouri School … Continued

Brett Dawson to lead Columbia Missourian sports coverage

The award-winning journalist brings national storytelling experience to the Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 12, 2021) – Brett Dawson, a veteran sports reporter, is the new sports editor for the Columbia Missourian. He will also serve as an assistant professor of professional practice on the Missouri School of Journalism faculty. Dawson was selected … Continued