Recently, the J-School (including ourselves) has been revolving its world around the Maneater controversy.
By now, all prospective journalism students should know whether they have been directly admitted into the world famous J-School or if they are considered “pre-journalism.” However, no one has ever really been able to explain the difference between the two programs or if there is even an advantage to being a direct admit.
Mizzou Memes have taken over Facebook this week.
They reference Mizzou microcelebrities like Brother Jed from Speakers’ Circle and Sandy from Plaza 900, poke fun at kansas, point out the health risks of Baja and bring up the fact that there is no legitimate way to navigate through the engineering building.
But they also include, of course, quite a few jokes about the Missouri School of Journalism.
The position has since been removed from RJI’s website and the University of Missouri Systems Careers Page, but this brings up a few questions: why would RJI hire a social media editor when their Twitter is already loads better than the Missouri School of Journalism’s? And why wouldn’t the J-School take notice and hire its own editor to make a real Facebook page that isn’t run by a freshman?
When you hear the words “fault lines,” what comes to your mind? For some, it reminds them of the earth as an accomplice in earthquakes. However, for many j-schoolers, it takes them back to the annoying repetition of Cross Cultural Journalism, otherwise known as J2000. Continue reading
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: