Editor’s Note: This is the beginning of our new series on how to make yourself a competitive candidate in the journalism job market. If you have any tips you would like to send us, shoot us an email at Tips@JSchoolBuzz.com.
When people come to the University of Missouri to attend the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism, it’s pretty safe to say that their end goal is to receive a Bachelor’s in Journalism. Simple enough.
It’s that wonderful time of year again, where all the greatest photojournalists share their work to be judged in multiple categories to hopefully obtain the title of Picture of the Year. POYi is a great contest, and makes the Missouri School of Journalism look awesome for holding it each year. Continue reading
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
I’ve known ever since I was very young that I really enjoyed writing and that people liked to read what I wrote. In elementary school, I wrote stories in which my friends and I were the heroes. I also wrote poetry and entered poetry competitions where I won a few awards. My family, and my grandmother in particular, was determined that I would be a famous poet one day. But even in the fourth grade, I knew I would rather be a journalist. My reasoning was if I was a journalist, I could help people with my writing and keep people informed about the world.
It was in the fifth grade my best friend Kate told me about Mizzou, where her parents were alumni. “It’s the best journalism school in the world!” she said. “It would be perfect for you! I’m going there too!” Kate and I eventually grew apart, and she eventually picked a different school. But I never lost my passion for journalism.
We’ve been reporting on stories about the Missouri School of Journalism since JSB first started. But many students may not know that there’s another journalism track they can choose — one outside the J-School.
The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources offers a program called Agricultural Journalism. I know what you’re thinking…it’s a major that teaches students how to report on farming, right?