As members of the Big ‘M’ of the Midwest, these Missouri School of Journalism students march to a different beat

By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 15, 2020) — Surely every Missouri School of Journalism student knows this expression: “Wise shall be the bearers of instruments.” It’s engraved in stone over the Journalism Arch, right? OK, I kid. The stone lettering actually reads “Wise shall be the bearers of light.” But for several journalism and … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism student receives Outstanding Discovery Fellows award for undergraduate research

By Katelynn McIlwain Columbia, Mo. (May 8, 2020) — Jacob LaGesse of Clayton, Missouri, received the Outstanding Discovery Fellows Award in recognition of the research he has been conducting to assist journalists. This award recognizes students who have done exceptional work within the Discovery Fellows Program, an Honors College initiative that pairs students with faculty, … Continued

2020-21 Report for America corps includes May graduates and J-School alums: Journalists will serve in under-covered communities across U.S.

By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (April 24, 2020) — Five current Missouri School of Journalism students and five alumnae will join the 2020-21 class of Report for America, which sends journalists to news outlets across the country to report on under-covered issues and communities. RFA is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project. The reporting corps … Continued

12 Journalism Students Selected for Mizzou ’39 Honors

Twelve J-School students were selected for Mizzou ’39, an annual award recognizing 39 outstanding seniors across all majors for their leadership, service and academic achievement throughout their time at the University of Missouri. From top-left, first row: Troy D’Souza, Nnamdi Egwuonwu, Beckie Jaeckels, Mercedes Mackay; second row: Gabri Mays, Matthew Oxendale; third row: Abas Pauti, … Continued

School Welcomes 50 High-Achieving Walter Williams Scholars to Campus

Now in its 15th year, the Walter Williams Scholars program has helped 771 students capitalize on their potential to become “the best of the best” in journalism and strategic communication. (Not pictured: Joe Butler, Michael Fitzpatrick, Lianna Kowalke, Hannah Sherrow and Allie Widick.) In Addition to Academics, Incoming Freshmen Boast Impressive Achievements in Journalism, Leadership, … Continued

16 Journalism Students Selected for ‘Mizzou ’39’ Honors

Sixteen J-School seniors have been named to the prestigious ranks of “Mizzou ’39” in recongition of their leadership, service and academic achievement throughout their time at the University of Missouri. Seniors Recognized for Their Leadership, Service and Academic Achievements Columbia, Mo. (March 8, 2018) — Sixteen Missouri School of Journalism students are among the 39 … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Honors 50 Freshmen as 2017 Walter Williams Scholars

Top row, left to right: Lauren Bishop, Nathan Busch, Mary Dimitrov, Bennett Durando, Madeleine Harres, Kaitlyn Hoevelmann, Jacob Horton, Pubali Kundu. Row 2: Sadie Lea, Christina Long, Benjamin Luty, Connor McLindon, Heather Miller, William Morris, Reagan Myers, Madeline Niblett. Row 3: Joy Park, Sarah Peterson, Emmalee Reed, Peyton Rives, Leo Rocha, Zoe Shedd, Alyssa Shikles, … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Grace Halverson

By Stacey Roth Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 13, 2016) — Freshman Grace Halverson is already making a name for herself in the Missouri School of Journalism. Halverson’s SAT score of 2150 qualified her to be accepted into the Walter Williams Scholars, the top tier of an already elite group of students who receive benefits such as … Continued