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

Seniors Recognized for Their Leadership, Service and Academic Achievements Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 27, 2019) — Twelve Missouri School of Journalism students are among the 39 selected for Mizzou ’39. The award, given by the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board, recognizes 39 outstanding seniors across all majors for their leadership, service and academic achievement throughout their … 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

Meet New J-School Students: Erica Overfelt

By Sydney Skubic Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 13, 2016) — Freshman Erica Overfelt, a science and agricultural journalism major, plans to work as a writer or photographer for National Geographic after she graduates from the Missouri School of Journalism. This goal – to be part of an organization that speaks for the world and seeks improvement … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Caroline Dade

By Gina Pintozzi Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 12, 2016) — Freshman Caroline Dade’s decision to study at the Missouri School of Journalism brings her one step closer to her dream of following in the footsteps of NBC Today Show anchors such as Savannah Guthrie and Katie Couric. While Logan-Rogersville High School didn’t have any journalism classes, … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Madison Czopek

By Collin Dale Farmer Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 12, 2016) — Freshman Madison Czopek is a freshman who had her pick of schools to attend – and she chose to come to Mizzou. Her high ACT score qualified her for the J-School’s Walter Williams Scholars program. The Michigan native is now part of an elite group … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Stephanie LaChance

By Jana Blasko Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2016) — Freshman Stephanie LaChance wasn’t even on campus for a full week before she stepped foot into KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate where Missouri School of Journalism students gain professional experience. She signed on to help with Friday Night Fever at KOMU, which features high school football scores … Continued