Marissanne Lewis-Thompson

During her childhood, Marissanne Lewis-Thompson, BJ ’15, watched documentaries and knew she wanted to tell others’ stories on multi-platforms. This passion led her to the Missouri School of Journalism, where she studied convergence journalism and learned how to tell stories from all viewpoints. Today, Lewis-Thompson is an afternoon newscaster and general assignment reporter at St. … Continued

Kyle Pusateri

For Kyle Pusateri, BJ ’08, choosing a college was a no-brainer. Missouri born and raised, Pusateri enrolled at the Missouri School of Journalism like any true Tiger son. His experiences at the School included global travel, leadership and a last-minute switch from broadcast to strategic communication. How has the Missouri Method education shaped your career? … Continued

Stacey White Belford

For Stacey (White) Belford, BJ ’93, her journey through the Missouri School of Journalism was an adventure from day one. Originally set on moving to California to work for rock stars, Belford felt the call to be a Tiger, where she found her niche in the agency world. Why did you decide to come to … Continued

Leighton McCormick

What do you do? I am a business development consultant, primarily for defense industry contractors. How did you get your job? I was recommended by the associate dean and senior faculty at the J-School. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? Get it written, then make it right. What advice do … Continued

Carol Gee

Carol Gee, BJ ’72, had two English teachers who helped her develop a love for writing. In eighth grade Miss Bell taught her structure and sentence diagramming to truly understand the elements of writing. Mr. Flowers taught her fiction and narrative writing at the high school level, which inspired Gee’s imagination and improved her writing … Continued

Linda Geist

“You will never be the same as the rest of the world from now on. You will always think differently and process things differently than every one else you know. Welcome to the University of Missouri School of Journalism.” So went the speech professor Hal Lister gave to his introductory news students on the first … Continued

Patrick Farrell

On the desk of Patrick Farrell, BJ ’77, sits a framed photo taken in April 2013 that captures one of his favorite University of Missouri memories. He stands beside then-MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and two members of the founding family of Enterprise Holdings Inc., where Farrell serves as chief marketing and communications officer. Deaton formally announced the … Continued

Steve Doyal

Steve Doyal, BJ ’71, came to the University of Missouri with a taste for journalism after working a couple of summers at the suburban newspaper group where his stepfather was production manager. It wasn’t until covering a horrific accident on Highway 63 as a student reporter for KOMU-TV that he realized that the journalist lifestyle … Continued

Emily Ann Brown

When Emily Ann Brown, BJ ’08, graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism, she had only the slightest understanding how significantly those formative four years would impact her life. Now the director of media and analytics at Elasticity, an integrated marketing agency in St. Louis, Brown gives credit for her early career success to her … Continued