ESPN veteran Michael Knisley to lead Columbia Missourian sports coverage

Award-winning multimedia sports editor Michael Knisley will serve as an assistant professor of professional practice and the new sports editor for the Columbia Missourian, effective Aug. 1. The award-winning editor brings extensive national storytelling experience to the Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, Mo. (July 11, 2018) — Michael Knisley, an award-winning multimedia sports editor with … Continued

Four Journalism Faculty Awarded Hearst Fellowship Grants

Four University of Missouri Journalism faculty have been selected to receive a William Randolph Hearst Faculty Fellowship grant. Clockwise from top-left, Ryan Famuliner, Keith Greenwood, Jeimmie Nevalga and Laura Johnston will received supplemental support as they work to enhance the Missouri Method, the J-School’s foundational approach to learning. The Two-Year, $150,000 Grant Funds Faculty Salary … Continued

8 to Receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism

The Ceremony Will Take Place on Tuesday, Oct. 16, on the University of Missouri Campus Columbia, Mo. (June 20, 2018) — The Missouri School of Journalism has announced the eight recipients of the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. The seven individuals and one news outlet will receive their medal during a … Continued

Damon Kiesow Named Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing

Digital media pioneer Damon Kiesow has been named the Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing at the Missouri School of Journalism. He will begin his new appointment on Aug. 6. Columbia, Mo. (June 14, 2018) — Damon Kiesow, a digital media pioneer who specializes in aligning storytelling, innovation and business strategies, has been named … Continued

Mizzou Students Take Three of Top 10 Spots in Second Annual APSE Contest

Clockwise from top-left, undergraduate students Alec Lewis, Nick Kelly and Peter Baugh finished fourth, eighth and 10th, respectively, in the second annual Associated Press Sports Editors competition. Undergraduate Sports Journalists Alec Lewis, Nick Kelly and Peter Baugh Finished Fourth, Eighth and 10th, Respectively Columbia, Mo. (June 11, 2018) — Three Missouri School of Journalism undergraduate … Continued

After Missouri Governor Resigns, Missourian Reporters Tell Underclassmen How They Covered One of the Biggest Stories of the Year

The recent resignation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens provided a group of Mizzou undergraduate students with an unplanned, breaking-news opportunity to interact with other journalism students covering the story and see firsthand how the Missouri Method – learning by doing – yielded deadline-driven results. By Nate Brown Columbia, Mo. (June 8, 2018) — For a … Continued

Ruby Bailey Named Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair

In addition to holding the title of executive editor of the Columbia Missourian, Ruby L. Bailey will hold the Missouri School of Journalism’s Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair. Columbia, Mo. (June 1, 2018) — A journalist whose reporting has ranged from hyperlocal coverage of Michigan suburbs to the Iraq War and whose editing has spanned … Continued

Lauren Puckett Wins the 2018 Don Romero Prize for Magazine Writing

Master’s student Lauren Puckett, asked to write a story about the making of tamales at a local eatery, ended up turning her assignment into a community-engagement piece. Puckett is this year’s winner of the Don Romero Prize for Magazine Writing. Master’s Student Finds Herself Drawn to Community Engagement, Even When Assigned to Write about Food … Continued

14 Students Honored with SPJ Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards are given for the best in student journalism. This year, several Missouri students received multiple awards. Staff of Vox Magazine Wins Best Student Magazine and Best Affiliated Website Columbia, Mo. (May 10, 2018) — The published work of 14 Missouri School of Journalism students and the … Continued