Dave Matter

A month after Dave Matter, BJ ’00, graduated from the University of Missouri, he sat in Quinton’s Bar and Deli with Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt and sports reporter Jason Williams. The casual lunch turned into the biggest moment of his young life when Heitholt offered him the University of Missouri football beat … Continued

Brian Brooker

After 30-plus years of working in advertising, Brian Brooker, BJ ’83, has learned the importance of relationships. Whether they are between him and his creative team, or between the products he works on and their consumers, Brooker’s success in building strong relationships comes down to one thing: He gets people. “You have to figure out … Continued

Eve (Silver) McDavid

Eve (Silver) McDavid, BJ ’08, felt there was something familiar about one of her Missouri School of Journalism professors on that first day of classes her senior year. A connection of some sort, maybe? It was when Barbara Ifshin introduced herself to the class, everything immediately clicked. McDavid realized that this had to be the Barbara … 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

Jamie Hergenrader

For Jamie Hergenrader, BJ ’14, attending a journalism school to study magazine journalism was a no-brainer; it was all about finding the perfect one. After searching far and wide for the top school, Jamie discovered the Missouri School of Journalism, and she never looked back. What was the most rewarding experience you had as a … Continued

Jeanette Kozlowski

Jeanette Kozlowski, BJ ’06, MA ’07, is fascinated with the digital landscape and new emerging platforms. After working in the digital space for more than 10 years, Kozlowski understands the importance of both data-driven strategies and engaging content. Her ability to create strong content is one of the many skills she learned at the Missouri … 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

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, as a feature reporter at the NPR member station KRCU, Lewis-Thompson … Continued