Janet Saidi

Janet Saidi is KBIA’s assistant news director and teaches at the Missouri School of Journalism. All of Janet’s varied projects are about building community, through audio, journalism, and storytelling. She has written and produced pieces for NPR, PBS, the BBC, the Christian Science Monitor and the Los Angeles Times. Janet recently hosted KBIA’s live talk … Continued

Heavy hitters in sports journalism to hold panel discussion at Mizzou

ESPN senior writers and a New York Times bestselling author will talk to students about what it takes to craft good stories By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 11, 2021) — Three acclaimed sports writers will come to the Missouri School of Journalism on Monday, Oct. 18 for a panel discussion about storytelling techniques, moderated … Continued

Missouri Honor Medalists connect with students through masterclasses

Honorees spent the day educating journalism and strategic communication students before accepting their awards Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 6, 2021) — On Tuesday, this year’s Missouri Honor Medalists did more than accept their awards for distinguished service to journalism — they each taught masterclasses to students at the Missouri School of Journalism that covered different aspects … Continued

Boitshepo Balozwi

Boitshepo Balozwi is a first-year doctoral student and graduate assistant at the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on Strategic Communication in particular Health Communication. She has an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) acquired via a Fulbright Scholarship in 2018, and an undergraduate degree from the Queensland University … 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

Meet new School of Journalism Professor Kate Rose

By Abby Werner Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2021) — When Kate Rose decided to study environmental science in undergrad and graduate school, and then science communication for her doctorate, she did not realize how globally relevant her field would quickly become. With climate change and the pandemic frequently making headlines, the new Strategic Communication faculty … Continued

Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk welcomes Tegan Wendland as editorial director

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 24, 2021) — The Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, a collaborative reporting network that will cover agriculture, water and related issues in the Mississippi River Basin, has hired environmental journalist Tegan Wendland as its editorial director. As editorial director, Wendland will oversee the work of the Ag & Water Desk, which … Continued