The Missouri Method
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The Missouri School of Journalism
Missouri is the world's first school of journalism,founded in 1908 by Walter Williams. Williamsbelieved students learn best by doing,otherwise known as the Missouri Method.
The foundations of the Missouri Method can befound in the values Walter Williams gave in "The Journalist's Creed."
Real world media outlets
Students at the Missouri School Journalismlearn the Missouri Method by practicingstorytelling in one or multiple of theschool's media outlets.
The School of Journalism allows studentsto gain experience and exposure towhatever field of storytelling intereststhem in one of the following media outletsor communication agencies.
The Columbia Missourian
The Global Journalist
Missouri Digital News
Missouri Business Alert
KOMUTV, an NBC affiliate)
KBIA, an NPR station
Reynolds Journalism Institute
Major research opportunities are availablethrough RJI
Faculty set higher and more rigorousexpectations for students in courseswhere students are working at realworld media outlets.
Students will likely spend much more timepreparing for newsroom shifts, labs andpresentations compared to time spent oncoursework in nonjournalism courses.
Many students describe the handonnewsroom/agency coursework as moredemanding than that of courses taken outsideof the School of Journalism.
Why come to the Missouri School ofJournalism and practice the Missouri Method?
News professionals fromCollegeMagazine.com, EHow, The HuffingtonPost, International Student, Media Bistro, NewsPro, StateUniversity.com, TVWeek, WorldRanking and others select the Missouri Schoolof Journalism as a top Jschool in the country.
The Missouri School of Journalism hasincredible global reach through its internationalstudy programs and from alums. Click on thearrow to visit the MU Journalism Study Abroadpage.
There are over 20 international study programsthrough the school.
There are internship and study programsavailable in Brussels, London, New York,Washington D.C. and Barcelona.
There are many options for shorttermprograms in Costa Rica, Florence,Cape Town, China and more.
There are exchange programs around the worldin Auckland, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Milan,Paris and more.
The Missouri School of Journalism has closeties to media professionals and the industry.
For more information about the vast networkof Missouri School of Journalism alumni,otherwise known as the Mizzou Mafia, click thearrow.
What does this mean for students?
During a student's first two years at theMissouri School of Journalism, they willtake core requirements that will bestprepare them from the real worldexperience they will experience duringtheir junior and senior years.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of3.0 or better during their first two years ofstudy to maintain eligibility for the program.
During this time, students should gather asmuch information as possible about whatthey'd like to pursue in the different interestareas during their junior and senior years.
To learn more about what to expect from yourfreshman and sophomore years at the MissouriSchool of Journalism
While taking the required prerequisites,students should consider joining studentcampuswide organizations through theOrganization Resource Group. Click thearrow to learn more about over 600student organizations.
There are journalismspecific organizationsstudents can join as well, such as Women inMedia, Journalism Student Council,
Students are encouraged to get tuned in to theMissouri School of Journalism's newsrooms andmedia outlets. You can read, watch, listenonline, onair and follow them on social media.