Navigating the pitch

New questions, but plenty of promise Introductions in the time of COVID-19 can be a bit of a sticky wicket.  Faces are masked … or seen through Zoom boxes. Handshakes, if they weren’t already, are relics of the past. Thus, delivering and catching the subtleties and nuances of communication can get sunk or lost on … Continued

Team tasked with solving The Associated Press challenge wins business journalism competition

A University of Missouri team tasked with increasing awareness, bringing in more customers and monetizing the health and science vertical at The Associated Press won the 10th annual Entrepreneurship and Media of the Future Symposium competition. The competition brought together graduate students from the Missouri School of Journalism and Trulaske College of Business to tackle … Continued

Tad’s tender trap

Originally published on The Columbia Daily Tribune website Tad Bartimus has a way of getting you tangled up in her universe. You say “yes” to some little request, and next thing you know you are helping to save the world. I first met Tad when she was an undergraduate J-School student at Mizzou and I … Continued

Developing storytellers strengthens community

Originally published on The Columbia Daily Tribune website Journalism should strengthen the communities it serves and help the members of those communities lead better lives. Journalists believe an informed citizenry leads to a stronger democracy, that they should speak truth to power, give voice to the voiceless, stand up for the average man and woman, … Continued

Art in the newspaper: Love, guns and kiwis

The goal of my fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is to explore how journalists might find new uses for and maximize the dormant advantages of analog media by “thinking like artists.” As an artist who happens be a former Associated Press reporter, I’ve thought often about ways these two professions overlap — … Continued