Erica Jorgensen

What do you do? I’m the author of Strategic Content Design: Tools and Research Techniques for Better UX (Rosenfeld Media, 2023). I’m a Seattle-based content strategist who’s worked for Microsoft, Expedia, and Amazon. How did you get your job? My career has evolved from book publishing to newspaper and magazine journalism to digital media and … Continued

Stronger than Fiction Film Festival to showcase 13 student documentary films on May 11

By Austin Fitzgerald The Stronger than Fiction Film Festival, now in its eighth year, will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the Missouri Theatre. The festival will present 13 short documentary films created by students at the Missouri School of Journalism’s Murray Center for Documentary Journalism. Admission is free and open to the public. … Continued

Jonathan Murray, ‘father of reality television,’ still finding new ways to tell stories half a century into illustrious career

By Austin Fitzgerald When MTV’s “The Real World” featured Pedro Zamora in its third season, the result was a watershed moment. As an openly gay man who was also HIV positive, his presence brought attention to seminal cultural issues, and former president Bill Clinton credited Zamora with putting “a human face” on the AIDS epidemic. … Continued

Journalism, law, the military and mental health converge at symposium co-hosted by Reynolds Journalism Institute

Marcus Yam “Searching for Truth: When Media and Military Come Together” was co-hosted by RJI and the Mizzou School of Law’s Veterans Clinic By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 25, 2024) — On Friday, April 19, experts in journalism, whistleblower laws and war crimes gathered at the Missouri School of Journalism’s Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) … Continued

New reporters with Report for America to expand Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk

Based in local newsrooms across the nation’s largest watershed, the new cohort will work alongside the award-winning journalism collaborative’s founding members to produce regional environmental coverage that is free for any news outlet to republish. Report for America, a national journalism service program, announced the selection of a new cohort of journalists who will join … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism students win honors for videography, artistic expression during Show Me Research Week

Poster for Emily Wilson’s video “We Are Not Just a Day.” By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 22, 2024) — Missouri School of Journalism students had a major presence in the university-wide Show Me Research Week, which ran from April 8-12. Seven students were named as finalists in the Visual Arts and Design Showcase (VADS) … Continued