Journalists, Legal Experts Acknowledge Challenges of Truth, Trust and the First Amendment in Trump Era

Speakers and panelists at this year’s “Truth, Trust and the First Amendment in the Digital Age” (from left to right) included Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune; Barbara Cochran, Missouri School of Journalism; Chris Buskirk, American Greatness; Mary-Rose Papandrea, University of North Carolina School of Law; RonNell Anderson Jones, University of Utah College of Law; Floyd Abrams, … Continued

‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur to Share Pitching Tips at Upcoming RJI Event

By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (March 14, 2018) — Next week, student competition teams at the Reynolds Journalism Institute will receive pitching advice from a “Shark Tank” entrepreneur before making their own journalism product pitches to competition judges this spring. Tranquilo CEO Melissa Gersin of Boston will speak about her preparation and pitch for the … Continued

Winners Announced in the 75th Annual Pictures of the Year International Competition

Winners have been announced for the 75th annual Pictures of the Year International competition. Approximately 40,000 Images and Multimedia Projects Were Submitted from Nearly 100 Countries Columbia, Mo. (March 2, 2018) — The judging process for the 75th annual Pictures of the Year International competition has been completed, and the winners announced. For 2018, nearly … Continued

Judd Slivka Named New RJI Director of Aerial Journalism

Program to Address Emergent Aerial Technologies, Opportunities and Challenges Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 2, 2018) — The Missouri School of Journalism’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has created a new program that will explore drones and other journalism opportunities in the sky. Judd Slivka, assistant professor of convergence journalism, has been named its first director of … Continued

Four Journalism Faculty Awarded Reynolds Faculty Fellowships

Clockwise, from top-left: Jamie Flink, Jennifer Rowe, Tim Vos and Yong Volz. Annual Endowment Will Be Used for Salary Supplement and Support for Teaching and Research Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 19, 2018) — Four University of Missouri Journalism faculty have been selected to receive a Reynolds Faculty Fellowship award. These unique fellowships provide support for scholarship … Continued

University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute Announces Spring 2018 Student Innovation Fellows

The RJI Spring 2018 Student Innovation Fellows are (clockwise from top-left): Soo Rin Kim, Lily Oppenheimer, AnnMarie Welser and Mica Soellner. Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2017) — Four Missouri School of Journalism students will bring their skills and passions to Washington, D.C., and New York City newsrooms as 2018 Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Student Innovation … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Earns National Accreditation

Missouri is one of just a handful of schools that has been continuously accredited since the voluntary self-assessment and external review process began in the late 1940s. Only 113 journalism and mass communication programs in the U.S. are accredited. The Report Noted ‘the School Continues to Be One of the Best Programs in the Country’ … Continued

Reynolds Journalism Institute Announces Leadership Changes to Help Manage Growth

Mike McKean Promoted to Associate Director; Ebony Reed Will Be Director of Innovation and the RJI Futures Lab Columbia, Mo. (March 22, 2017) — As initiatives and collaborations continue to grow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, Executive Director Randy Picht announced a key promotion and a new addition … Continued

BBC Radio Visits with Dean Kurpius About Challenges Facing Journalists

Missouri School of Journalism Dean David Kurpius said well-trained journalists are the key to entering a new “Golden Age” of reporting during his remarks to the Missouri-Hurley Symposium, held March 9 at the National Press Club in Washington. Emerging Technologies, Social Media Give Citizens Access to Information Washington (March 13, 2017) — BBC newsreader Charissa Chadderton … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Sees Opportunities for a New Golden Age for Journalism’s Role in Society, Democracy

Dean Announces a Far-Reaching Strategic Plan That Sets Direction in an Era of Challenges for Journalism Washington, D.C. (March 9, 2017) — Confronting a maelstrom of changes in the environment for journalism, the Missouri School of Journalism today affirmed the important role journalism plays in a democracy and announced a sweeping strategic plan to maintain … Continued