Senior Claire Mitzel Awarded $2,500 Homer L. Hall Scholarship

Winner of the 2019 Homer L. Hall Scholarship, senior Claire Mitzel grew up reading local newspapers, saw the value of their role as community watchdog and hopes to put her #MizzouMade investigative journalism skills to good use. The Scholarship Honors a Former Missouri High School Newspaper Adviser Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 20, 2018) — Missouri School … Continued

Journalism undergrad co-publishes research in academic journal

Missouri junior Caroline Dade, who admits she likes dense academic reports, says she has enjoyed being able to “bridge a gap” between the journalism industry and academia with her research. For Caroline Dade, research ‘bridges gap’ between academia and journalism industry By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 6, 2018) — Tucked among the names of … Continued

School Welcomes 50 High-Achieving Walter Williams Scholars to Campus

Now in its 15th year, the Walter Williams Scholars program has helped 771 students capitalize on their potential to become “the best of the best” in journalism and strategic communication. (Not pictured: Joe Butler, Michael Fitzpatrick, Lianna Kowalke, Hannah Sherrow and Allie Widick.) In Addition to Academics, Incoming Freshmen Boast Impressive Achievements in Journalism, Leadership, … Continued

Business Journalism Chair Honored for His Commitment to International Education

Missouri Journalism alumni and Professor Randall Smith, BJ ’74, was recently honored with the 2018 C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship for his work creating education and training opportunities for students both in the U.S. and abroad. Randy Smith Cited for His Support of Training and Placement Opportunities for Students Around the World By Jennifer Nelson … Continued

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants $450,000 to Journalism Training, Resources

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $450,000 grant to the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, headquartered at the Missouri School of Journalism. The RWJF funding will be used to continue offering training and resources for journalists covering health issues. Pictured are some of the Mizzou students, staff and faculty who attending … Continued

Missouri Undergrads Leverage RJI Fellowships to Help Established Media Outlets ‘Push the Envelope’

Clockwise from top-left, the 2018 RJI Student Innovation Fellows are Meg Cunningham, Kyra Haas, Humera Lodhi, Rachel Thomas and Hannah Rodriguez. News Organizations Gain Access to ‘Innovative, Tech-Savvy Journalism Students’ Columbia, Mo. (June 8, 2018) — Five Missouri School of Journalism seniors will help advance new storytelling initiatives and business practices at leading news organizations … Continued

Fellowship Program Honoring Fallen ABC News Journalist Reaches Quarter-Century Mark

For 25 years, the David Kaplan Memorial Fellowship has provided Missouri Journalism students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and mentorship at ABC News in Washington. David Kaplan Memorial Fellowship Provides Mizzou Students with Opportunity to Gain Hands-On Experience and Mentorship By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (June 1, 2018) — For twenty-five years, students … Continued

Journalism Student Takes Deep Dive into Research, Learns Time Management Skills as Discovery Fellow

After reading a report on Reuters that highlighted European media outlets, 2017-18 MU Honors College Discovery Fellow Anna Lewis was inspired to learn what kinds of pay models U.S. news outlets utilize. Assessing Newspaper Pay Models, Anna Lewis Battled Poorly-Designed Websites While Balancing Other Coursework By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (May 17, 2018) — As … Continued

Recent Photojournalism Graduate Kayla Wolf Competing for National Hearst Award

Over the course of two years, recent alumna Kayla Wolf, BJ ’17, documented the daily reality of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, building a personal relationship with the Cottles that in many ways became even more significant than her photojournalism capstone project. Earning Respect and Trust Lent Wolf’s ‘Last Best Day’ Images Particular Intimacy By Jennifer Nelson … Continued