We just received an anonymous tip from a Mizzou J-School professor who told us the final choice for Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Administration of the Missouri School of Journalism (what a mouthful).
We received an email from a Missouri School of Journalism professor over the weekend with the list of finalists to become the new associate dean of students, a.k.a. the new Brian Brooks.
Our tipster asked to remain anonymous for the usual reasons, and J-School Buzz decided to honor their request.
We had our own ideas about who might end up on the short list for this job, but sadly, none of them made the cut. The process to find the new associate dean began more than a month ago, but should wrap up by the end of the semester.
Drum roll, please! Here are the finalists to become the associate dean of students in Mizzou’s journalism school:
J-School Buzz received an anonymous tip from a Mizzou journalism school faculty member this past weekend with some big news.
The tip included an email from Dean Mills detailing the search process for finding a new Associate Dean of the Missouri School of Journalism.
Apparently, the process has now started and we will soon have a new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration of the world-class Missouri School of Journalism.
Ever since J-School Buzz broke the story that Missouri School of Journalism legend Brian Brooks was retiring, you have probably been guessing who is going to replace him. We have been making a lot of guesses, too!
That’s why we are going to lay down the odds for who his replacement will be, in case any of you at home are taking bets about who will be the new Brian Books. Let’s fire up the rumor mill!
As a student at this outstanding Missouri School of Journalism, if you don’t know who Associate Dean Brian Brooks is now you better brush up on some of your J-School facts because I can guarantee you he has had a hand in your education whether you know him or not.
Brooks has been the associate dean for undergraduate studies and administration here at the J-School since January 2003 but has been an integral part of our school since long before then, serving as chairman of the editorial department from 1999 to 2003 and also news editor and editor of the Columbia Missourian in 1989. He might have even written one of your textbooks. And he knows exactly how we feel – he’s been in our shoes himself, graduating from this school with bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
A couple weeks ago we published a blog post on all the reasons why it’s a bad idea to make Apple computers “required” at the Missouri School of Journalism.
The blog post got some attention and was picked up by PBS MediaShift, for which we did some more reporting and research, including an email interview with Mizzou J-School Associate Dean Brian “B-Dog” Brooks (no, not the fake one).