Five journalism and strategic communication students honored in Mizzou ’39

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (March 3, 2023) — Five students at the Missouri School of Journalism were unveiled as members of the Mizzou ’39 Class of 2023 during the annual ceremony Wednesday night at Mizzou’s Traditions Plaza. Seniors Dany Fischer, Gold Kaanagbara, Avery Everett Maslowsky, Jack McGrath and Gehazi Whitehurst were among the 39 … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism student earns top 5 finish in Hearst Audio Competition

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 21) — Senior Briana Heaney has won fifth place in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Audio Competition, earning her $1,000 and an automatic berth in Hearst’s National Audio Championship in San Francisco. “It’s fantastic to continue to see our audio journalism program represented on the national stage through excellent … Continued

Digital ambassadors

MU senior Sofi Zeman served as a Potter Digital Ambassador at The Northeast News in Kansas City. Photo: The Northeast News Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, Don’t tell publisher Mike Bushnell and his award-winning staff at Kansas City’s Northeast News that readers don’t crave community journalism. The bustling multimedia weekly is proof they do. The … Continued

NY Campaign program challenges strategic communication students to pitch marketing campaigns at major New York City ad agency

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 16, 2023) — Twenty-one strategic communication students from the Missouri School of Journalism traveled over Winter Break to New York City, where they created and pitched marketing campaigns for a real client of global agency VMLY&R. The program was a new venture for the School of Journalism’s New York … Continued

MOJO Ad students unwrap sweet campaigns for client Sour Patch Kids

Seniors Kate Cupp and Kallie Lehenbauer of MoJo Ad take a selfie with their new client’s product Aug. 22, 2022, in Lee Hills Hall. Sour Patch Kids was announced as this semester’s client on the first day of class. Student advertisers gave final presentations to Sour Patch Kids executives, industry professionals and J-School representatives in … Continued

A Texan Tiger

Not even the snow kept southerner Kristina Essig from deciding to attend the University of Missouri By Madalyn Murry Contact: Deidra Ashley, As a senior in high school, Texas native Kristina Essig was enamored — and a tad unprepared — during her first visit to the University of Missouri. On that January day in … Continued

RJI Student Innovation Competition finalists using inventive journalism tools to connect communities with important services

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2022) — Nine teams from universities around the country are competing as finalists in the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s 2023 Student Innovation Competition at the Missouri School of Journalism. Each team is addressing a local need in their community through service journalism and related efforts that connect people with … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism announces inaugural class of Gregory Scholars

L-R: Doctoral student Ting-Hao Tsou, master’s student and J-School alum Cate Enrooth, junior Owen Bazigian, Shelly Rodgers, junior Sophie Carite, master’s student Krutika Deshpande, junior Nahomi Gonzalez, and doctoral student Justin Willett The Gregory Scholars Program offers paid, interdisciplinary research experience to undergraduate and graduate students alike By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 31, 2022) … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism and MU News Bureau come together to give students real-world news conference experience

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 3, 2022) — The Missouri School of Journalism is partnering with the University of Missouri’s media relations office, the MU News Bureau, to hold professional news conferences for journalism students. Jointly coordinated by Professor Amy Simons and the News Bureau and generally occurring once a month when school is … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism welcomes record number of Walter Williams Scholars to campus

The Walter Williams Scholars program represents the highest level of student distinction in the J-School Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2022) — The Missouri School of Journalism welcomed 105 exceptional students this fall as they begin their studies in journalism and strategic communication as Walter Williams Scholars. The talented students come from 20 states. For 19 … Continued