Missouri Students Team Up with WLRN in Southern Florida to Help Tell the Story of Hurricane Irma Through Social Media

Geography Proves No Barrier to Assisting with Meaningful Breaking News Coverage A team of Digital Reporting students from the Missouri School of Journalism teamed up with WLRN Public Radio and Television in southern Florida to support its social media monitoring during the peak of Hurricane Irma. Students, working under the direction of Convergence Journalism faculty … Continued

Recent Photo-J Grad Starts Work July 1; Harvey Hits Less Than Two Months Later

Kelsey Walling, BJ ’17, studied photojournalism as an undergraduate at the Missouri School of Journalism. Walling graduated in May of this year with dual bachelor’s degrees in Journalism as well as Arts and Science. “Life after graduation has been a whirlwind. After applying for dozens of jobs, I got an email from Jennifer Reynolds with … Continued

Mizzou Alumna Candace Buckner, BJ ’02, Talks Sports Journalism

Inside Sports recently interviewed Candace Buckner, BJ ’02, who covers the NBA’s Washington Wizards for the Washington Post. Her past stops include the Kansas City Star, the Vancouver (Wash.) Columbian and the Indianapolis Star. Although she has primarily worked as a writer and reporter for print/digital outlets, Buckner took the broadcast track while at the … Continued

Mizzou Alumnus Jason Stallman, BJ ’97, Talks Sports Journalism

Inside Sports recently interviewed Jason Stallman, BJ ’97, sports editor at the New York Times. Stallman has worked for the New York Times for 14 years; he previously worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Arizona Daily Star. Inside Sports: How did you decide to be an editor instead of a reporter? Jason Stallman: I … Continued

Mizzou Alumna Kris Budden, BJ ’06, Talks Sports Journalism

Inside Sports recently interviewed Kris Budden, BJ ’06, a sideline reporter at ESPN. She primarily covers college athletics. Before Budden joined ESPN, she spent time as a sideline and features reporter for Fox Sports where she covered the NFL, college football and the San Diego Padres. She also worked at WBIR, Knoxville’s NBC affiliate. Inside … Continued

Mizzou Alumnus Mike Hall, BJ ’04, Talks Sports Journalism

Inside Sports recently interviewed Mike Hall, BJ ’04, now working for the Big Ten Network. Hall hosts pregame, halftime and postgame shows for Big Ten Football and men’s basketball games; he also hosts BTN’s late-night show, “Sports Lite With Mike Hall,” airing Wednesday nights during the fall season. In the photos, at top left, Hall … Continued

Inside Sports Journalism: June at the J-School

The news cycle never stops, and neither does sports reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism. Check out the behind-the-scenes sports action of Missouri students as they report, photograph, film, edit, share, create and more for the School’s professional news outlets and agencies, national publications as well as campus media. Opportunities are available for all … 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

Alumna Selected to Be Guest Editor of Themed #ISOJ Journal Volume

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) has selected Jane B. Singer, PhD ’96, to be the guest editor of its first themed volume called “Habits of Thought.” Singer is director of research and professor of journalism innovation at City, University of London. “The contemporary news environment is perpetually tumultuous, and journalism as an occupation … Continued

Morgan Cook, MA ’08, Named San Diego Journalist of the Year

The path Morgan Cook, MA ’08, took to being named 2017 San Diego Journalist of the Year had many twists and turns. Her first job after graduating with an English degree from the University of Missouri in 2004 was at a literary talent agency in New York. “It wasn’t a great fit,” she says of … Continued