Alumna Jazmin Burrell makes Forbes 30 Under 30

By Abby Werner Strategic Communication alumna Jazmin Burrell, BJ ‘15, was recently named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Marketing and Advertising list. She received the honor for the work she does as a creative strategist at social media company Snap Inc., as well as for her boutique creative shop Lizzie Della Creative Strategies. Burrell, … Continued

AAF chapter names a new president and vice president

By Abby Werner University of Missouri’s American Advertising Federation (AAF) chapter has a new president and vice president: Lily Williams and Reagan Van Eaton. They will select the rest of their executive board beginning in January. “I am really excited for this next year with AAF,” Van Eaton said. “COVID dependent, we are hoping to … Continued

Shelly Rodgers and the power of communication: The Missouri School of Journalism professor finding the human stories in advertising

Journalism Dean David Kurpius (left) and Commerce Bank Chairman and CEO Teresa Maledy (right) surprised Shelly Rodgers, strategic communication professor, with the news that she received the 2018 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence. Photo: Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2022) — Shelly Rodgers’ renowned research works at the convergence of advertising and … Continued

Katrina Troy takes untraditional path to creative excellence

By Abby Werner Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 4, 2022) — Senior Katrina Troy has made the most of her college experience at the Journalism School. She has interned in New York, gotten involved with Relevant Youth (an advertising agency run by students), worked an off-campus job, changed journalism interest areas twice, and now serves as the … Continued

AdZou Challenge brings high school students from every corner of state to Missouri School of Journalism for marketing competition

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 13, 2021) — High school students from across Missouri gathered at the Missouri School of Journalism Tuesday, Dec. 7 to compete in the inaugural AdZou Challenge, in which teams of five from 15 Missouri high schools vied to create the best advertising campaign for a hypothetical new Samsung phone. The competition was … Continued

PR Club kicks off with optimism

By Abby Werner There’s a new organization on campus for students who are interested in learning more about public relations: PR Club. The new club is the brainchild of Jon Stemmle, professor and strategic communication chair, and is in the beginning stages of development and execution. “I had this idea for PR Club because I … Continued

J-School professor co-writes book on employee communication

By Gabriella Bain Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2021) — There is an old saying that when opportunity knocks, you have to be willing to open the door. It was a literal knock at the door of Professor Jon Stemmle in early March 2018 that, three years later, has led to his new book, Engaging Employees … Continued

Journalism and Strategic Communication students have ‘A Reason to Roar’ about Homecoming

PR Committee and Tri-Director Jackson Ptasienski. From left to right: Jess Janorschke, Abby Blasingame,Tri-Director Jackson Ptasienski, Jared Fisch, Andrew Moore, Karsen Idelman By Abby Werner Mizzou’s Homecoming was back in the way that most people remember it pre-pandemic, with large events like the parade, talent show and student-run blood drive. Many journalism and strategic communication … Continued

Meet new School of Journalism Professor Dr. Zach Massey

By Abby Werner The first time new Strategic Communication faculty member Dr. Zach Massey visited the University of Missouri was in 2002, when a high school friend of his who was on the Mizzou wrestling team invited him to come check out Columbia for the weekend. “When I got back home, a friend asked me … Continued