The Missouri School of Journalism is where storytellers of all kinds can find their voices by using them first. This hands-on philosophy of learning-by-doing was deemed “the Missouri Method.”

Today, the Missouri Method allows students to gain hands-on, career ready experience in six professional newsrooms–including an NBC affiliate, an NPR-member station, a digital-first community newspaper–and two advertising agencies with paying local, state and national clients.

At Missouri, you won’t pretend to be a journalist or strategic communicator, you’ll be one! It’s like having your first real journalism job before you even graduate.

In our newsrooms and agencies, you’ll gain hands-on experience as you:

  • Interview or photograph sources,
  • Write or edit articles for a Multiplatform newspaper or monthly magazine,
  • Report live from an event for our NBC-affiliated TV station,
  • Cover breaking news using social media,
  • Pitch creative ad concepts or story ideas,
  • Meet deadlines in a fast-paced media environment,
  • Receive guidance from professors who are veteran journalists and
  • Build a portfolio of work that will impress employers.