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

Meet New J-Students: Caroline Austin

By Allena Lawrence Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 4, 2016) — Dallas native Caroline Austin knew the only way to follow her dreams of becoming a famous broadcaster was through the Missouri School of Journalism. “I was really limited in high school in what I could do with journalism,” Austin says. “The newspaper was the only form … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Sidney Steele

By Mary Evanoff Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 4, 2016) — Sidney Steele, a new J-School student and Walter Williams Scholar from Nixa, Missouri, is excited to explore all the options the Missouri School of Journalism has to offer, from graphic design to strategic communication. Steele arrived at college with an already-impressive resume of journalism accomplishments. She … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Titus Wu

By Matthew Carlino Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 3, 2016) — Titus Wu says he came to the Missouri School of Journalism to broaden his horizons and get into the heart of things. He wanted a school that facilitates open discussions of new ideas and diversity and felt that the J-School had these qualities. Growing up in … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Samantha Hutchins

By Lauren Knudson Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 28, 2016) — Samantha Hutchins, a freshman journalism student from Carthage, Missouri, grew up with a love of reading and writing. Her experience on the school newspaper and other journalism-related classes in high school got her interested in pursuing journalism at the University of Missouri. Her favorite story was … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Maria Roman

By Emily Peters Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2016) — The University of Missouri impressed Maria Roman after visiting the campus her junior year of high school. “I had visited other schools, but Mizzou’s campus and the J-School was amazing,” Roman says. “No other journalism school offered the amount of interest areas like Mizzou.” Roman, a Walter Williams … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Micki Hirschhorn

By Katie Pylipow Micki Hirschhorn has a strong passion for journalism. That passion has already led her to co-anchor the broadcast news program at her high school, be a senior writing editor of her school’s newspaper and help conceptualize and bring to fruition two award-winning documentaries. And now, she says, that passion has led her to the … Continued

Over 500 Students Learn About 35 Journalism-Related Student Organizations

Fall Welcome Helps Freshmen with Network, Build Professional Skills By Jillian Mullin Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 9, 2016) — Incoming journalism students crowded into the Reynolds Journalism Institute on Aug. 31 for Fall Welcome, an annual event sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism. Organizations from every area of the Journalism School and campus media outlets … Continued

Meet New J-Students: Meredith Wright

By Savannah Borgsmiller Incoming J-School student Meredith Wright was awarded a $1,000 Dow Jones News Fund Scholarship this past spring for her journalistic excellence covering Suicide Awareness Week at Kirkwood High School in St. Louis. Wright won the Dow Jones scholarship after covering a talk by Gary Behrman, a representative from the Communities Healing Adolescent … Continued