Abigail Geiger

What do you do? I work as an associate producer and writer at Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., where I use the skills I learned at the journalism school every day. I worked in newspapers after college, and I have wanted to work at Pew since college. I was lucky to get this position … Continued

Christine Ledbetter

What do you do? I am the senior arts editor at the Washington Post. How did you get your job? I came to the Washington Post after news and features stints in papers such as the Boca Raton News, Dayton Daily News, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Sun-Times and Minneapolis Star-Tribune. What is the best professional … Continued

Coburn Dukehart

Coburn Dukehart, MA ’03, received her first camera when she was 10 – a brand new Yashica point-and-shoot. Armed with this mysterious and new, exciting piece of equipment, Dukehart set her sights on capturing a close-up of a pink flower she saw while vacationing in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Dukehart centered the bright petals glistening in … Continued

Jenny Rogers

What do you do? I’m the assistant managing editor at Washington City Paper. How did you get your job? I spent the last semester of my graduate program in D.C. interning for Slate. One of the writers there, Jack Shafer, had been the mentor of an editor who was starting up a new local news … Continued

Margaret Engel

Margaret “Peggy” Engel, BJ ’73, has had a successful 38-year career in journalism. She is the executive director of the nation’s oldest writing fellowship, The Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation, which supports investigative journalists and photojournalists worldwide. She is the former managing editor of the Newseum, the $450 million news museum in Washington, D.C. and also … Continued

Lara Jakes

What do you do? I currently am the senior national security and diplomatic affairs writer for AP, a job I took after three years as a foreign correspondent and chief of bureau in Baghdad, Iraq. How did you get your job? By learning the craft from the ground up and spending years in the trenches … Continued

Nileeni Meegama

Deciding on the Missouri School of Journalism The decision to pursue a graduate degree in journalism was an easy choice for Nileeni Meegama. She had studied business during her undergraduate years in India – which adjoins her native Sri Lanka – and wanted to specialize in advertising. Meegama wrote to faculty at potential schools to … Continued

Larry Van Dyne

Larry Van Dyne, BJ ’67, grew up on his family’s beef cattle farm in northern Missouri, four miles east of Newtown. He attended high school at one of the smallest schools in the state. His 1963 graduating class was a group of 18 students. In high school, Van Dyne didn’t think he was going to … Continued

Suzanne Struglinski

What do you do? I connect reporters with the right experts at NRDC to talk about anything from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the latest news out of the White House or Congress to how best to recycle old catalogs and magazines and practically every other environmental topic you can think … Continued

Karen Sloan

Middlebury College in Vermont Before attending the University of Missouri, Sloan attended Middlebury College in Vermont for her undergraduate studies. She worked at the college radio station and fell in love with the radio industry. “When I first stepped on campus as an undergraduate, they had activities with open houses,” says Sloan. I stopped by … Continued