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 senior lecturer (equivalent to associate professor in the U.S. system) in visual communication and media in the School of Communication, Creative Industries Faculty, at the Queensland University of Technology and a chief investigator at its Digital Media Research Centre. I teach classes in visual storytelling and design and … 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

Natalie Dupin

What do you do? I am a the public relations coordinator for the CNN New York Bureau. My job focuses primarily on the CNN Original Series. How did you get your job? I started applying like a madwoman to jobs in January. I flew out to New York once a month and lined up interviews … 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.