Journalism Student Places First in Hearst Competition

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 13, 2004) — Carolyn Szczepanski, BJ ’03, won first place in the in-depth writing category of the 44th Annual Hearst Journalism national competition for her report, “The Once and Future River.” The story ran in the Columbia Missourian, the working newspaper lab for students in news-editorial, design, information graphics and photojournalism. The Hearst … Continued

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grant Largest Ever for University of Missouri

$31 Million Grant to Establish Journalism Institute Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2004) — The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation announced today the awarding of $31 million to the Missouri School of Journalism for the creation of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, a center that will focus on advanced studies of journalism and its role in democratic societies. … Continued

KOMU Celebrates 50 Years of News Coverage and Community Service

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2004) — KOMU, an NBC-affiliate, is the only commercial television station in the United States that uses its newsroom as a working lab for students. The station’s news department is operated by the Missouri School of Journalism. Missouri’s electronic news graduates serve in all capacities — anchors, executive producers investigative reporters, general … Continued

Journalism School Hosts C-SPAN School Bus

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 26, 2004) — A plush couch lines half the room. British, Pakistani and Iraqi political programs play on two big screen TVs built into the wall. A Broadcast News class investigates this traveling TV production studio, also known as the C-SPAN School Bus. The Missouri School of Journalism hosted the bus as … Continued

Journalism Professor Honored by Stephens College

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 20, 2004) — Missouri Journalism professor Cynthia Frisby was one of three individuals to be honored by Stephens College in Columbia at the 2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Convocation. Dr. Frisby and City of Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman and Stephens senior Yashunda Gift were recognized for embodying the principles and human values reflected … Continued

New RTNDA Student Chapter Established at J-School

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 7, 2004) — The Ed Lambert student chapter of the Radio and Television News Directors Association has been established at the Missouri School of Journalism. “As working journalists, our students and many of our faculty are already served by this highly respected professional organization,” said Lynda Kraxberger, the chapter’s faculty adviser. “An RTNDA … Continued

MU Advertising Professor Named ‘Most Promising’ in Industry

Columbia, Mo. (June 7, 2004) — Missouri advertising professor Shelly Rodgers will receive the 2004 Most Promising Professors Award for her teaching in Internet advertising and strategic communication at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual meeting that will be held in Toronto, Canada, in August. Given by the AEJMC Mass Communication and Society … Continued

Students Participate In Study Abroad Program

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 2, 2004) — Twenty-two Missouri School of Journalism students are spending part of their semester break visiting four European cities. The two-week trip features stops at media outlets in Paris, Brussels, Vienna and Frankfurt. The “European Study Tour,” one of several entrepreneurial study-abroad programs at the school, will be led by Brian Brooks, … Continued

Two Advertising Students Named to AAF’s Most Promising Minority Students Honor Roll

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 29, 2003) — Two Missouri School of Journalism advertising students have been named to the Honor Roll of the American Advertising Federation‘s Most Promising Minority Students program. Kimberlee Belcher and Bryan Lattimore competed with almost 100 other minority advertising students across the country for this honor. Selection criteria included academic standing, demonstrated … Continued