Tom Gray, Former General Manager of KOMU-TV, Dies

The Station Received the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence Under Gray’s Leadership Columbia, Mo. (April 6, 2016) — Thomas Richard Gray, 76, of Columbia, former general manager of KOMU-TV, passed away on March 31, 2016. Gray took over as general manager in 1974. The station is the only university-owned, fully commercial television … Continued

Applications Now Accepted to the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop

The July 9-17 Summer Workshop Is Open to High School Students By Ashley Szatala Columbia, Mo. (March 1, 2016) — High school students interested in journalism can experience the thrill of creating stories at the upcoming Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop. The 2016 MUJW will be offered July 9-17 at the Missouri School of Journalism. Applications … Continued

DC Symposium to Explore Diversity, Inclusion, First Amendment

Missouri-Hurley Symposium Will Be Held March 17 in Washington Columbia, Mo. (March 1, 2016) — What happens when a news story about racial discord, university leadership and academic freedom becomes an international sensation on social media and attracts dozens of news organizations to Missouri? What did faculty and students of the world’s first journalism school … Continued

Speaker Tells Students to Use Data, Build Trust When Covering Race

Nikole Hannah-Jones Presents Reporting on Race in the Age of Black Lives Matter By Ashley Szatala Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 29, 2016) — Throughout the fall semester, Missouri School of Journalism students received more on-the-job learning and training than some journalists gain in a decade. Demonstrations by Concerned Student 1950, administrative resignations and profiles of courage … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Voted No. 1 in Annual NewsPro-RTDNA Poll

Students’ Real-World Experience, Adaptability Rank High with Professionals Chicago (Dec. 22, 2015) — For the third year in a row, the Missouri School of Journalism is No. 1 in the 2015 NewsPro–RTDNA survey of the country’s top journalism schools. News professionals cited the Missouri Method – hands-on experience in real-world newsrooms and agencies – as the … Continued

Radio Television Digital News Association Awards Scholarships to 2 Missouri Students

Jenna Middaugh and Zack Newman Will Each Receive $1,000 Washington (Dec. 16, 2015) — The Radio Television Digital News Association has awarded scholarships to two Missouri School of Journalism students. Both report for KOMU-TV, the only university-owned commercial TV station in the U.S. that uses its newsroom as a working lab for students. Radio-TV journalism … Continued

Broadcast Senior Andrea Gonzales Awarded $10,000 Kaplan Fellowship

She Will Spend the Spring Semester at the ABC News Washington Bureau By Kiara Ealy Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 4, 2015) — Andrea Gonzales, a broadcast journalism senior, will head to Washington, D.C., in the spring as the Missouri School of Journalism’s David Kaplan Memorial Fellow. Students selected for the program spend the semester working behind … Continued

NPR, Associated Press Pick Up KOMU-TV Story

Missouri Journalism Student’s Report About Spilled Nails Captures National Attention Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2015) — A KOMU-TV story by Missouri School of Journalism student Chris Gothner was the lead story of the 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, edition of Morning Edition on NPR. The Associated Press and CNN were among other news outlets that … Continued

TV Students, Alumni Take Home 10 Mid-America Emmy Awards

VH1 Host Amy Paffrath, BJ ’05, Was Host and Emcee By Ashley Szatala St. Louis (Oct. 9, 2015) — It was a star-studded Missouri School of Journalism reunion at the 39th annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Emmy awards held Oct. 3 in St. Louis. Amy Paffrath, BJ ’05, current host of … Continued

Fall Welcome Helps Journalism Students Network, Make Connections

More Than 30 Organizations and Clubs Participated in the 2015 Annual Event By Ashley Szatala Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 11, 2015) — About 500 students learned about more than 30 journalism-related organizations, clubs and other activities during Fall Welcome, an annual event sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism. Fall Welcome helps students explore numerous options for building … Continued