Stacey Woelfel Is RJI’s New Drone Director

Effective immediately, Missouri Journalism Professor Stacey Woelfel has been named as the new director of aerial journalism at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Columbia, Mo. (July 10, 2019) — 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 … Continued

Career Awareness Day to Focus on the Importance of Storytelling

High school students will have an opportunity to hear from experts on storytelling in science, agriculture, journalism and communication-related areas at the “Communicating News About Science and Agriculture” conference on Friday, Nov. 15, in Chillicothe, Mo. Registration opens on Monday, Sept. 9. The ‘Communicating News About Science and Agriculture’ Conference Will Be Held on Friday, … Continued

KBIA Wins Three Awards during Public Radio News Directors Incorporated Conference in Washington, D.C.

KBIA staff member Kristofor Husted (left) and Missouri Journalism graduate student Kathryn Palmer came in second and first, respectively, at the recent 2019 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated conference in Washington, D.C. Aviva Okeson-Haberman, BJ ’19, (center) spoke to high school students for another feature, “Beyond the Ballot,” which took second place for Best Collaborative … Continued

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

Video producer Travis McMillen (at left) and on-air host/producer Aaron Hay struggle to hold all 23 of the Kansas City Press Club Heart of America trophies awarded to the KBIA 91.3 FM and KOMU-TV 8 newsrooms, real-world media outlets that serve as learning laboratories for Missouri School of Journalism students. The annual contest honors outstanding … Continued

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

During their senior year at Mizzou, Kyra Haas and Aviva Okeson-Haberman began developing a story that took their reporting in unanticipated directions, requiring them to file multiple Sunshine Law requests after they noticed a disparity between the data and their anecdotal experiences speaking directly with Missourians who had attempted to use the state’s adult abuse … Continued

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

During a particularly event-filled London internship, convergence journalism junior Caroline Watkins worked as part of a research team to compile what came to be known as the “Royal Baby Bible,” a resource that put relevant facts at the fingertips of CBS News correspondents as they were filing their reports on the birth of Prince Harry … Continued

School to Recognize 532 Candidates at May Graduation Ceremony

The Missouri School of Journalism will recognize 532 May and August graduates at its 6 p.m. commencement ceremony on Friday, May 17, at Mizzou Arena. The alumna speaker will be Elise Hu, BJ ’03, a Los Angeles-based correspondent and video host for NPR. Antoinette Miller will serve as master of ceremonies and the student speaker will … Continued