Missouri School of Journalism

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Missouri School of Journalism
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TypePublic
Established1908 (1908)
FounderWalter Williams
Parent institution
University of Missouri
DeanDavid Kurpius
Academic staff
80+
Students2,250+
Undergraduates2,000
Postgraduates250
Location, ,
U.S.

38°56′53″N 92°19′42″W / 38.94809°N 92.32821°W / 38.94809; -92.32821Coordinates: 38°56′53″N 92°19′42″W / 38.94809°N 92.32821°W / 38.94809; -92.32821
Websitejournalism.missouri.edu

The Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri[1] in Columbia is a journalism school which is one of the oldest formal journalism schools in the world. The school provides academic education and practical training in all areas of journalism and strategic communication for undergraduate and graduate students across several media including television and radio broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, photography, and new media. The school also supports a robust advertising and public relations curriculum.

Founded by Walter Williams in 1908, the school publishes the city's Columbia Missourian newspaper and produces news programming for the market's NBC-TV affiliate and NPR member radio station. Considered one of the top journalism schools in the world, it is known for its "Missouri Method," through which students learn about journalism in the classroom as well as practicing it in multimedia laboratories and real-world outlets. It also operates an international journalists’ magazine, a local city magazine, a statewide business journal, a statehouse news bureau, and two student-staffed advertising and public relations agencies.

Several affiliated professional organizations, including Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Pictures of the Year International, allow students to interact with working journalists.

In 1930, the school established its Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. The faculty selects medalists based on lifetime or superior achievement for distinguished service; each year a different aspect of journalism is selected for recognition. In 1960, the school established the Penney-Missouri Awards to recognize women's page journalism "that went beyond traditional content."[2] In 1994 the awards were renamed the Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards.

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  2. ^ Wilmot Voss, Kimberly (Spring 2006). "The Penney-Missouri Awards: Honoring the Best in Women's News". Journalism History. 32 (1): 43–50. doi:10.1080/00947679.2006.12062697.

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