Senior Wins $5,000 Murray Foundation Scholarship

Essay Ranked No. 1 in Overall Judging Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 13, 2007) — Elizabeth Manring, a Missouri School of Journalism senior from Stockton, Mo., has been named a Murray Scholar by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. As a scholar, Manring receives a $5,000 scholarship and an expenses-paid trip to La Quinta, Calif., for the annual … Continued

Columbia Missourian Sports Section Wins National Award

Columbia, Mo. (March 5, 2007) — The Columbia Missourian sports staff scored a national award from the Associated Press Sports Editors‘ (APSE) annual contest, which took place Feb. 26-28 in Long Beach, Calif.   APSE named the Columbia Missourian one of the top 20 Sunday sports sections in the country among papers with a circulation … Continued

Arnett a Top Winner in National Hearst Writing Competition

Columbia, Mo. (March 24, 2006) — Dugan Arnett, a Missouri School of Journalism senior, placed eighth in the personality/profile writing competition for this year’s Hearst Journalism Awards. There were 90 students from 54 universities and colleges competing in the contest. Arnett, a newspaper journalism major from Lone Jack, Mo., won a $500 scholarship for “Worth … 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