J-School Buzz reports Mizzou j-school doesn’t administer its own Facebook page. bit.ly/wtxlkI
— Romenesko (@romenesko) January 27, 2012
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.
From there, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University also tweeted out the story, which resulted in several this-is-why-we’re-better-than-you tweets from Medill students and even students from other J-Schools.
— Bill Carey (@wcarey22) January 27, 2012
— Bill Voth (@billvoth) January 28, 2012
Quite a few Mizzou journalism grads linked to our story as well, and were basically as embarrassed as us by the fact that the Missouri School of Journalism does not control its own Facebook page.
— Mark Geary (@MarkGeary) January 27, 2012
It seems that we’re not the only ones who are upset by this news. If the Missouri School of Journalism would realize the usefulness of Facebook and what it could mean for reaching out to prospective (and current) students from all over the world, this school would continue to maintain its upper echelon and prestige in the journalism community.
We have reached out to Suzette Heiman about her reaction to this story and have asked her if she has any insight to share with us. We will update this as soon as she responds.