Gordon Young, MA ’90

Gordon Young, MA ’90, writes to say that his first book, “Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City,” was just published by the University of California Press. It’s a story about going home again, about trying to reconnect with the place that made you who you are. Young is a freelance journalist and teaches journalism at … Continued

Ingrid Sanders, BJ ’99

Ingrid Sanders, BJ ’99, has created a new tech start up, Popexpert, that makes it easy to meet with experts face-to-face over online video. The company recently announced its angel funding with more than $2 million raised from top investors.

Jason Stallman

By Erin Schell Jason Stallman, BJ ’97, put a lot of faith in his older brother. Jason was a sophomore studying abroad in London, and he asked Scott, a senior at the University of Missouri, to register him for the next semester’s classes. This was in the days before online registration, and students needed to … Continued

Vicki Friedman, MA ’90

Vicki Friedman, MA ’90, a freelance writer and author of the blog LadySwish, is the winner of the 2013 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Mel Greenberg Media Award. Named after Mel Greenberg, the Philadelphia Inquirer sportswriter who founded the Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll, the award is presented annually to a member of the … Continued

Jody Sowell, MA ’98

Jody Sowell, MA ’98, has been named as director of exhibitions and research at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. In his new role, Sowell oversees the Museum’s exhibitions and research department, including the design, research, curation, production, and maintenance of physical exhibitions, online initiatives, and other activities of the curatorial staff. He is … Continued

Brett Austin, BJ ’93

Brett Austin, BJ ’93, is the coordinating producer of College Sports/GameDay at ESPN. He oversees all college football and basketball shows for the network.

Brian Storm, MA ’97

The National Press Photographers Associated named Brian Storm, MA ’97, the founder and executive producer of MediaStorm, the recipient of the Clifton C. Edom Award, which recognizes an individual in the tradition of Cliff Edom to inspire and motivate members of the photojournalism community to reach new heights.

Lynn Weddle Judkins, BJ ’93

Lynn Weddle Judkins, BJ ’93, is the membership chairman for the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel. A seasoned trial attorney, Judkins handles primarily business and construction-related disputes of all sizes in Missouri and Kansas.

Jane B. Singer

More than a decade before the first Web browser emerged from research and development, Jane B. Singer, PhD ’96, was working as a digital journalist. As one of the original editorial staff members of a pilot “videotex” project way back in 1982, Singer planned, created and updated news and feature stories for CBS Venture One. … Continued