Free speech in the age of AI

By Austin Fitzgerald Jared Schroeder, an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, has authored a book that explores new ways of thinking about free speech in the era of sophisticated generative AI. “The structure of ideas: Mapping a new theory of free expression in the AI era” is available July 1. Schroeder is … Continued

RJI sends Potter Digital Ambassadors to enhance digital efforts at community newsrooms all over Missouri

Shannon Worley (right) interviews employees and residents of Autumn Ridge Residences, a senior living community in Herculaneum, Missouri. By her side is Katelynn Mary Skaggs (center), digital marketing manager for Leader Publications and (left) Marie Stelling, director of community relations for Autumn Ridge Residences. By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 19, 2024) — Over the … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism leads industry toward newest TV broadcast standard, ATSC 3.0, as part of Next Gen TV Fellowship

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Nov. 17, 2023) — Three Mizzou seniors are working under the guidance of Jim Flink, an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, to help revolutionize broadcast television. Along with a team from Howard University, the students are part of the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Next Gen TV … Continued

Chau Tong brings ‘big data’ to Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Aug. 7, 2023) — Chau Tong arrives at the Missouri School of Journalism in August as an assistant professor of big data, the large and complex data sets she uses to study the relationships between technology, digital platforms and communication. “Chau reveals a deep understanding of the human impacts of … Continued

Man or machine

Today, AI machines designed to perform the communicator role are generating news content independent of humans. That means AI is the medium and the messenger, giving human journalists a new synthetic partner programmed to aid in news gathering. New study from Missouri School of Journalism finds many Americans are unaware of the role Artificial Intelligence … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism collaborates with AT&T, Trulaske College of Business, and schools and colleges across campus to put 5G into action

Missouri School of Journalism Strategic Communication student Tina Spreck tries out VR at the MU Institute for Innovation, Experiential Education & Entrepreneurship By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 18, 2021) — As part of an ongoing, multidisciplinary collaboration with AT&T to explore the use of 5G in college classrooms, students studying strategic communication at the … Continued

Missouri Journalism students present 5G solutions to real-world problems for AT&T as part of a multidisciplinary initiative

By Zach Taylor Columbia, Mo. (May 18, 2020) — On May 4, Missouri School of Journalism students, joined by peers from Business, Engineering and Department of Architectural Studies, virtually presented their 5G solutions to real-world problems in front of AT&T executives. These presentations were the product of a semester’s worth of hands-on learning, including a trip … Continued

Challenge Accepted! How to host a Zoom party for your audience.

Convergence journalism students Grace Huguelet, Anna Sirianni, Chloe Thornberry and Rachel Zalucki worked with podcast producers Endless Thread to help them host a more engaging, interactive Zoom meeting. Missouri School of Journalism students partner with media organizations to solve problems they face. By Grace Huguelet, Anna Sirianni, Chloe Thornberry and Rachel Zalucki Columbia, Mo. (May … Continued

The 5G experience: Mizzou partners with AT&T to deliver innovative curriculum to students

Journalism students part of four interdisciplinary teams focused on specific industries to find creative solutions using 5G. Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 27, 2020) — This spring semester, 19 University of Missouri students are participating in a new immersive 5G course in partnership with AT&T. The course will explore the impact of wireless technology on college campuses … Continued

“Thanks for attending class today. Here’s your free laptop.”

By Nate Brown Reynolds Journalism Institute Columbia, Mo. (April 11, 2018) — Wednesday, April 11, was not the day to miss Professor Tom Warhover‘s Advanced News Reporting class. Today’s guest speaker was Greg Miller (BJ ’05), co-founder of Kinda Funny, who told students “how Mizzou made me.” Miller said he wanted to write about video … Continued