Students Gain Hands-On Experience Developing Campaigns to Attract Audiences to Boxing

Fox Sports has option to implement winning team’s marketing ideas By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Missouri (May 29, 2019) — Four undergraduate strategic communication teams gained hands-on marketing experience this spring as they developed national marketing campaigns to increase viewership of Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Sports. As part of its Fox Sports University (FSU) program, … 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

DC Symposium to Discuss Social Media and the First Amendment

Missouri-Hurley and Price Sloan Symposium Will Be Held April 25 in Washington Columbia, Mo. (April 17, 2019) — Is the First Amendment still relevant in the age of social media? How can we be sure that what we’re reading and watching is true? What can social media platforms do to curtail the spread of misinformation … Continued

Journalism Students Gain Hands-On Experience While Providing Statehouse Coverage to News Outlets Across the State

Undergraduate Reporters Provide Political News for 226 MPA Member Publications Statewide By Jennifer Nelson Each week, Missouri School of Journalism senior Aviva Okeson-Haberman makes at least one 49-mile round-trip from the School’s campus in Columbia to the state’s capitol in Jefferson City. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, she made two trips between classes so she could … Continued

Missouri Journalism Students Tackle Learning Tennis Reporting in Foreign Culture

By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 23, 2018) Travel to China. Check! Report on a major professional tennis tournament, hosting 300,000 people and broadcasting to 60 countries. Check! Try my hand at sports reporting. Check! Get out of my comfort zone to expand my skills. Check! These are just some of the things Missouri School … Continued

KBIA-FM, KOMU-TV Win National Edward R. Murrow Awards

Missouri’s Student-Staffed Media Outlets Compete with the Nation’s Best…and Win Columbia, Mo. (June 22, 2018) — KBIA-FM has won its fifth consecutive national Edward R. Murrow Award in the small market radio division. KOMU-TV won for best news website, small market television. The stations beat out hundreds of the nation’s top local and network programs for … Continued

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

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 as the latest group of RJI Student Innovation Fellows. Their projects will range from creating Snapchat content intended to reach first-time … Continued

BBC Radio Visits with Dean Kurpius About Challenges Facing Journalists

Emerging Technologies, Social Media Give Citizens Access to Information Washington (March 13, 2017) — BBC newsreader Charissa Chadderton visited with Dean David Kurpius after the March 9 Missouri-Hurley Symposium on Fact-Checking, Fake News and the Future of Political Reporting. The symposium, held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., was sponsored by the Missouri … Continued