Missouri Journalism Students Receive Society of Professional Journalists’ Regional, National Awards

Vox Magazine a Finalist for Best Student Magazine Columbia, Mo. (July 18, 2019) — The Society of Professional Journalists‘ recognized several students from the Missouri School of Journalism in its regional and national Mark of Excellence contests earlier this year for top content. The local work was published in the students’ respective newsrooms – KBIA-FM, … Continued

Stacey Woelfel Is RJI’s New Drone Director

Stacey Woelfel, a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the director of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, will be adding some new oversight duties to his portfolio as the new director of aerial journalism at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. In this role, Woelfel will be overseeing the institute’s four-drone fleet, … Continued

KBIA, KOMU Win 23 Honors at the Kansas City Press Club Heart of America Awards

The annual contest honors outstanding journalism published in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Columbia, Mo. (June 17, 2019) — The Missouri School of Journalism took home an impressive number of awards – 23 in total – from the Kansas City Press Club Heart of America Awards banquet held earlier this month. KBIA won 18 awards, … Continued

Hands-On Investigative Reporting Project Leads Missouri Attorney General to Launch New Probe

Classroom Project for Real-World Media Outlets Reinforces the Importance of ‘Following Up on Everything’ By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Missouri (June 4, 2019) — A recent investigative story published by Kyra Haas, BJ ’19, and Aviva Okeson-Haberman, BJ ’19, about service failures of Missouri’s adult abuse hotline prompted an investigation by the Missouri Attorney General‘s office. … Continued

Senior, Recent J-School Graduate to Receive Hands-On Brand Journalism Experience via Kauffman Fellowships

Fellowship Program Expanded After Partnering with Missouri Business Alert in 2018 By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Missouri (June 3, 2019) — Recent Missouri School of Journalism graduate Jon Beltrano, BJ ’19, and senior Sarai Vega have been awarded Kauffman Fellowships through a partnership between the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Missouri Business Alert. Fellows spend up … Continued

London Internship Provides Opportunity for Missouri Student to Help Compile ‘Royal Baby Bible’ for CBS News-London Correspondents

Convergence reporting class helped prepare junior Caroline Watkins for fast-paced reporting environment. By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (May 20, 2019) — As they were reporting on the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child, CBS News correspondents based in London turned to the “Royal Baby Bible,” a resource packed with information compiled by a … Continued

Associate Professor Amy Simons Awarded 2019 Excellence in Online Class Facilitation Award

Columbia, Mo. (May 7, 2019) — Amy Simons, associate professor of journalism professions, has been named as a recipient of the Mizzou Online Excellence in Online Class Facilitation award. The award recognizes a faculty member who excels in facilitating an online learning experience that supports high-quality student-to-student and faculty-to-student interaction, increases social rapport among students, … Continued