We published a story Monday that got some attention in the journalistic navel-gazing blogosphere (god love ‘em) about the results of the latest destination study at MU. We found that, compared to other academic schools at the University of Missouri, Missouri School of Journalism graduates make the lowest average annual salary and have the third lowest placement rate.
Our story got picked up by Jim Romenesko, Poynter, the Riverfront Times and a couple others, and people rushed to Twitter with their reactions to the post (because, duh, we’re journalists).
We are thrilled to announce the J-School Buzz Editorial Board for the fall 2012 semester. We have many returning faces as well as a couple new ones. We received quite a few applications for positions on the J-School Buzz Editorial Board, and we think this particular group will take JSB to new heights. Without further ado, let’s meet your new JSB Editors: Continue reading
The Missouri School of Journalism is among the best journalism schools in the world, not to mention it is the world’s first J-School, founded in 1908.
We all know that. We’ve heard it at least a million times. That’s why we’re here, after all. Mizzou’s journalism school is one of the best and we want to be the best. The J-School can make no mistakes, right? Wrong.
J-School Buzz broke the news on Friday that the Missouri School of Journalism does not actually administer its Facebook page. This news was unsettling to us in the fact that, as one of the nation’s top journalism schools, it is not utilizing a great tool in recruiting students to come to Mizzou. Our story was tweeted out by blogger and journalist Jim Romenesko to nearly 45,000 followers.
We just received quite the tip here at J-School Buzz.
As it turns out, the Missouri School of Journalism’s Facebook page is not actually run by the J-School itself, as you might expect.
It is instead run by a freshman journalism student at the University of Missouri who tried (and failed) to turn the Facebook page over to officials at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Here is the first email she sent to J-School Buzz earlier today, and it just gets weirder and sadder from there:
Hey J-Schoolers! Interested in J-School Buzz? Do you want to gain some journalistic experience? Feel like getting involved with this awesome group of editors? Have a great story idea? If so, you should apply to be a JSB contributor!
We are looking for contributors for the spring semester, and now that everyone is settled in with their schedules, it’s the perfect time to apply!
If you’re interested, email us at tips [at] jschoolbuzz [dot] com to receive an application that you will then submit to our editorial board, or just email us if you have any questions or want more information.
We hope to hear from you and hope you decide to join our team! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and Twitter, too!