Jessica Brown

What do you do? After graduating in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism – emphasis in Strategic Communication, Public Relations and minors in Spanish and Business – I spent six months in St. Louis working at a social media marketing startup helping with hospitality and beverage clients. From there, I took a role … Continued

Donna E. Schwartze

Donna Schwartze is the author of Eight Years. Originally from Jefferson City, Mo., Donna now lives in Kansas City where she currently runs a management company for professional athletes. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she also holds a Master of Arts in communications. From a very young age, she just … Continued

Jeffrey Whitford, BJ ’04

What do you do? I lead the ideation, creation and implementation of products, projects and programs that help our company and customers increase sustainability and be leaders in social impact related to science education and scientific research. How did you get your job? I “volunteered” into it…literally. I did an internship proofing catalogs and was … Continued

Anthony Jackson, BJ ’09

What do you do? I am Padma Lakshmi’s chief of staff and an associate producer on “Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi,” premiering June 18th, 2020, on Hulu. How did you get your job? After graduating from Mizzou’s Journalism School, I moved to New York and worked for a couple of years in public relations. … Continued

James Etling, MA ’69

What do you do? I worked in public relations and newspaper printing before I retired. After graduation I worked in public relations for five years at Laclede Gas Co. (now Spire) in St. Louis. I was the staff assistant and editor of the monthly company magazine, Laclede News. I greatly enjoyed my years at Laclede … Continued

Alumnus Jon Franko carves his own path to success

By Jerry Duggan (Feb. 25, 2020) — Jon Franko, BJ ’05, may have grown up on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, but he’s always been a Mizzou guy. Franko, whose grandfather, Keith Parker, played fullback for MU under esteemed football coach Don Faurot, bled black and gold when his friends bled orange and … Continued

Erin Ceaser

Missouri School of Journalism alum Erin Ceaser thrives at Amazon Studios, looks back fondly on time at MU By Jerry Duggan Erin Ceaser (BJ ’17) has been very successful during her time at Amazon Studios in Los Angeles, spending two years as a member of the publicity and events team before being promoted to events … Continued

Sarah Copeland

Sarah Copeland (BJ ’99) has loved both cooking and writing since she was a young girl. Now she’s brought the two passions together in her professional life as a trained chef, cookbook author and food journalist. While pursuing a journalism degree with emphasises in both photography and magazine journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism, … Continued

Dean Nelson

What do you do? The most immediate thing I have done is publish a new book about interviewing called Talk To Me: How To Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro, published by HarperCollins. It is both nuts-and-bolts advice and a deeper exploration of what we’re really after when we … Continued

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