Recently, the J-School (including ourselves) has been revolving its world around the Maneater controversy.
Jack Wascher is getting a head start on his career, and he’s doing it with professional experience as a Friday night football reporter at KOMU. He, like many students at Mizzou, came here for the world-renowned journalism program that uses hands on learning to produce great journalists, and found a tremendous opportunity in KOMU.
KOMU-TV8 has been using the “Missouri Method” to teach students for over 41 years, employing students as reporters, photojournalists and producers. The commercial television station is owned by the university and is also an NBC Affiliate, the only one of its kind. Aspiring journalists gain real-life experience working in KOMU’s newsroom, and KOMU’s training is excellent preparation for future television journalists.
“I’d heard about KOMU before I came to Mizzou, but didn’t join my first semester, until one of my fraternity brothers turned me on to it,” Wascher said.
In case you live under a rock, Missouri and basically the entire continental United State is under a blizzard warning until Wednesday afternoon. But that’s not stopping KOMU! They are having a two-day camp out at the station so that everyone can stay safe while reporting.