Elizabeth Conner Stephens named executive editor of Columbia Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair

Stephens will lead the newsroom’s coverage while working with community newspapers around the state to improve local news coverage Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 20, 2021) — Elizabeth Conner Stephens has been named executive editor for the Columbia Missourian, the Missouri School of Journalism’s digital-first community newsroom. An associate professor at the School and formerly the digital … Continued

Missourian wins 51 Missouri Press Association awards

By Cheri Eichholz Cherry Columbia Missourian The Columbia Missourian, the School’s digital-first community newsroom that covers news and sports, won 51 awards Saturday in the Missouri Press Association’s 2021 Better Newspaper Contest, including the Gold Cup award given to news organizations with the most awards in its division. The Missourian competed in the division of … Continued

Brett Dawson to lead Columbia Missourian sports coverage

The award-winning journalist brings national storytelling experience to the Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 12, 2021) – Brett Dawson, a veteran sports reporter, is the new sports editor for the Columbia Missourian. He will also serve as an assistant professor of professional practice on the Missouri School of Journalism faculty. Dawson was selected … Continued

The Missouri School of Journalism’s community newspaper, the Columbia Missourian, wins a record 79 Missouri Press Association awards

By Cheri Eichholz Cherry Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 28, 2020) — The Columbia Missourian, including Vox Magazine, won a record 79 awards Thursday in the Missouri Press Association‘s 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, including the gold cup award given to the news organization with the most awards in its division. The Missourian swept eight categories, … Continued

Columbia Missourian sports section, 20 students score big at national APSE awards contest

Competing with industry pros, twenty-one different Missouri School of Journalism students working at the Columbia Missourian sports desk placed in the top 10 nationally and brought home top awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) national contest for work produced in 2019. Annual contest recognizes excellence in professional sports writing. Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 24, … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism students lead the Columbia Missourian’s yearly Progress Awards

As part of a one-credit hour public relations techniques class with a focus on events and promotion, students gained hands-on training as they led the third annual Progress Awards on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Event aims to recognize members of the community for their contributions to the city. By Jerry Duggan Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 27, … Continued

Missourian wins 64 awards at the 2019 Missouri Press Association Awards

Competing with Missouri newspapers with circulations from 5,001 to 15,000, the Columbia Missourian won 64 awards in the Missouri Press Association’s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest, including the gold cup award given to the news organization with the most awards in its division. By Cheri Eichholz Cherry Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2019) — The … Continued