Bob Donaldson

It was Bob Donaldson’s first story for KOMU-TV, and it was an important one. KOMU wanted to be the first to break the story over a strike in Columbia, Missouri. A jittery Donaldson, along with staff photographer Brow Lester, shot video at the scene and pushed through a crowd of angry boisterous citizens. Back in … Continued

Lee Woodward

What do you do? A wide variety of public relations activities plus: website content, licensing (HUMVEE), coordinating donations and civic activities. What is your favorite J-School memory? Selling ads for the Missourian wasn’t my favorite thing to do, but it required me to organize, be persistent and forge into the unknown at times. In this … Continued

Eric Metcalf

What do you do? I write health-related features for WebMD and a variety of custom publications; write scripts for an online “medical minute” video series; author and contribute to health books (my most recent book, which I co-authored, is The New Prescription: How to Get the Best Health Care in a Broken System, which was … Continued

Terry Heifetz

What do you do? Instructor of telecommunications and journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. How did you get your job? Worked in local and network TV since graduation. Then, I heard the call to give back by training tomorrow’s journalists. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? How to … Continued

Ward Degler

The Early Years Ward Degler was born May 4, 1935, in the small town of Phillips, Wis. The country was in the depths of the Great Depression. His father, a forester from Indiana, earned about $60 per month as a superintendent for the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC, a public work-relief program for unemployed men, … Continued