Roy Reed, BJ ’51, MA ’54

Roy Reed, BJ ’51 and MA ’54, died Dec. 10, 2017. Reed was a reporter for the Arkansas Gazette and New York Times. He covered the civil-rights movement in the 1960s, shadowing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and witnessing the “Bloody Sunday” melee when police and a posse beat black marchers with clubs and … Continued

Kathryn S. Brown, BJ ’92, BA ’92

Kathryn S. Brown, BJ ’92, BA ’92, is chief of communications at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, Maryland. HHMI is a top biomedical philanthropy, with a $20 billion endowment and 60 years of experience supporting science. Brown is listed on LinkedIn as “kathrynbrowndc.”

Shraddha Sankhe, MA ’14

Shraddha Sankhe, MA ’14, is a senior communications specialist in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Sankhe graduated with a specialization in strategic communication and previously worked at the Health Communications Research Center, headquartered at the School, from 2011 to 2012 as a Smith-Patterson Fellow. [Related]

Sally Renaud, BJ ’81

Sally Renaud, BJ ’81, will be inducted into College Media Association’s John A. Boyd Hall of Fame in October at the Dallas Sheraton as part of the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association Fall National College Media Convention. Renaud serves as chair of the department of journalism at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.

Cristina Daglas, MA ’09

Cristina Daglas, MA ’09, was listed as one of “40 Under 40: Behind the Scenes in Sports Media” by The Big Lead. Daglas is a senior editor for the ESPN website.

Walt Potter, MA ’81

Walt Potter, MA ’81, was recently named as one of five Vanderbilt alumni inducted into the school’s Student Media Hall of Fame. Potter, a third-generation newspaper journalist, received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt in 1972 prior to pursuing his graduate degree at Mizzou. He worked at the Star-Exponent and the Virginian Pilot and in 2014 … Continued

Erik Hall, MA ’16

Erik Hall, MA ’16, won the 2017 Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for LGBTQ Journalist of the Year. Hall was being honored for his work writing for the website OutSports during 2016. [More]

Michelle (Micki) Grimm Carter, BJ ’66

The second book by Michelle (Micki) Grimm Carter, BJ ’66, will be released Sept. 1, 2017, by Bedazzled Ink Publishers. Entitled “From Under the Russian Snow,” the book is a memoir that covers the year Carter left her job as managing editor of a San Francisco Bay Area daily to serve as the USIA Journalist-in-Residence … Continued

Syd Hayman, BJ ’14

Syd Hayman, BJ ’14, has been selected as one of six fellows in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program for 2017. Program fellows receive grants to attend SPJ’s 2017 Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim, California, in September. After graduating from Mizzou with a degree in magazine publishing and management, Hayman … Continued

Alexandra Olgin, BJ ’13

Alexandra Olgin, BJ ’13, recently joined NPR member station WFAE (Charlotte, N.C.) as a reporter focusing primarily on health care. Olgin began her career at KJZZ in Tempe, Ariz. During her time at Mizzou, she worked at KBIA and was the 2013 recipient of the NPR National Youth Media Award.