Amy Fiscus, BJ ’03

Amy Fiscus, BJ ’03, is an editor in the Washington bureau of The Los Angeles Times, overseeing White House coverage.

Ann Friedman

By Elizabeth Gower About to graduate from the Missouri School of Journalism with a magazine journalism emphasis, Ann Friedman, BJ ’04, faced a fork in the road, unsure of which path to take. It was the early 2000s, and digital technologies were in their pioneer days. Not enough was known about these new tools to … Continued

Jenifer Langosch

By Kara Kostal She looked around the room, and a feeling of awe came over her. Many fans around the country would give their most prized baseball cards to be in her position. At age 23, Jenifer Langosch, BJ ’07, was entering a room occupied by every living baseball hall of famer, all waiting to … Continued

Jana Shortal

No one knows more than Jana Shortal, BJ ’00, the value of having someone believe in you. From her days in the Missouri School of Journalism through critical turning points of her career as a broadcast journalist, various people have stepped in at different times to encourage and mentor her. Their efforts ultimately have shaped the trajectory of her life and career.

Teresa Schmedding

What does it take to merge digital and traditional journalism within a newsroom, to reform the American Copy Editors Society and to take career-jeopardizing risks? Whatever it is, Teresa Schmedding, BJ ’89, MA ’09, has got it. She has the ability to see where improvement is needed within an organization as well as the confidence … Continued

Marcia Chatelain, BJ ’01

Marcia Chatelain, BJ ’01, is assistant professor of history at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her first book, “South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration” (Duke University Press, 2015) will be released in March. In 2014, she received the Dorothy Brown Teaching Award, which is voted on by the entire Georgetown student body.

Eve (Kidd) Crawford Peyton, BJ ’02, MA ’04

Eve (Kidd) Crawford Peyton, BJ ’02, MA ’04, is the new director of editorial services at Loyola University New Orleans. She is responsible for editing the alumni magazines and all external communications for the university. Crawford Peyton also writes a weekly blog and monthly column for New Orleans Magazine, for which she has won several … Continued

Saleem Alhabash, MA ’08, PhD ’11

Saleem Alhabash, MA ’08, PhD ’11, assistant professor of public relations and social media at Michigan State University, is the first person to receive the Mary Alice Shaver Promising Professor Award, a national award established by the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) to honor junior faculty who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in advertising teaching … Continued

Rich Oriez, MA ’09

Rich Oriez, MA ’09, won Civilian Photographer of the Year honors in the 2013 Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs Media Contest. He was also named Civilian Print Journalist of the Year and the winner in the pictorial and sports photography categories.

Li Xin, MA ’06

Li Xin, MA ’06, is the managing editor for the Wall Street Journal’s Chinese website, effective Feb. 10.