Laura Eshelman

What do you do? I’m a senior video producer at Discovery Networks creating editorial video content for brands. I produce video content for Food Network, Travel Channel, TLC and HGTV. Before that, I was the first branded content video hire at Mashable and helped to get the team up to speed. It’s a fun crazy … Continued

Jessica Pucci, MA ’12

Congratulations! Jessica Pucci, MA ’12, is the new assistant dean at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She writes: “I would not be a decent journalist or educator without my Mizzou education. The faculty inspired me to pursue higher education, and I’m grateful for their top-notch example!”

Alex M. Smith

What do you do? Rowman and Littlefield just published my first book, “SEC Football’s Greatest Games.” How did you get your job? A Rowman rep from Lyons Press reached out to me in late 2016. At the time, I was working with Cox Media Group (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, SEC Country, etc.) and my stories about SEC … Continued

T.J. Thomson

What do you do? I am a lecturer (equivalent to assistant professor in the U.S. system) in digital journalism and professional communication in the School of Communication, Creative Industries Faculty, at the Queensland University of Technology. QUT is a public research university with nearly 50,000 students and is ranked among the top two percent of … Continued

Tripp Stelnicki, BJ ’14

Tripp Stelnicki, BJ ’14, is the City Hall and county reporter at the Santa Fe New Mexican, the oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi, which has won the top prize for large dailies in the state five of the past six years, as decided by the New Mexico Press Association. Stelnicki covered the city’s five-way … Continued

Abigail Geiger

What do you do? I work as an associate producer and writer at Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., where I use the skills I learned at the journalism school every day. I worked in newspapers after college, and I have wanted to work at Pew since college. I was lucky to get this position … Continued

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]

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]

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