Nancy Bishop

What do you do? I’m the editor and publisher of a Chicago arts and culture website founded in 2016 by a group of writers. As part of our “meet the staff” series, this profile/interview with me was recently posted. How did you get your job? A group of writers was working for another website ( … Continued

Kathleen Strand

What do you do? I am the head of external relations for McKinsey and Company. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? I learned how to talk to people from all walks of life during my time at the Columbia Missourian and the importance of telling their stories, not just reporting … Continued

Janice McDill

Janice (Kalmar) McDill, BJ ’82, had a dream of reporting breaking news. While attending the Missouri School of Journalism, she worked with the state capital reporting team in Jefferson City. This experience, internship and hands-on education provided McDill with a solid foundation and skill set to succeed within the industry. Why did you decide to … Continued

Kellye Whitney

As one of LinkedIn’s Top Media Voices of 2015 and one of Folio’s Top Women in Media 2016, Kellye Whitney, BJ ’97, understands the media landscape and how to connect with an audience. She grew up surrounded by books and knew she wanted to write. This passion led her to the Missouri School of Journalism, … Continued

Brad Most

Many children at the age of 12 dream of being famous athletes, rock stars or doctors, but Brad Most, BJ ’82, dreamed of working in advertising. His interest was first sparked in sixth grade when a guest speaker spoke to his class about the making of a Rice Krispies commercial. He became hooked on advertising. … Continued

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

Jesse Reif

What do you do? I am a partner in Aha Marketing, a marketing services consultant and provider in Chicago. We connect the dots between brands, consumers, health and personal care providers as well as retailers. How did you get your job? I started my own business after 18 years at Euro RSCG. What is the … Continued

Karen Sauder

Karen Sauder, BJ ’90, returns home from a long day at the office and shifts her focus from work to her family. Although she travels quite a bit working for Google, when Sauder is home, she says she is giving her family her all by spending quality time with her children and her husband. An … Continued

Chenell Seaton-Hall

What do you do? I am a marketing manager for Cricket Communications. I joined the company to launch the St. Louis market, which was completed in 2008. I continue to build the Cricket brand via public relations, key corporate partnerships, mass media and community outreach efforts. How did you get your job? I applied for … Continued

Carol Fowler

Early Life Carol Fowler’s family talked about politics and the latest headlines when they sat down to eat dinner. The nightly TV newscasts and the papers contributed background information and other details to spark lively discussions about the issues. As co-editor of her high school newspaper, The Bulldog Barks in Jackson, Miss., Fowler learned what … Continued