The Radio Television Digital News Association’s (RTDNA) annual poll of news professionals named the Top 20 Journalism Schools in 2014. The report noted that while hundreds of journalism schools possess the virtues of best journalism programs, the Missouri School of Journalism was “once again far and away the No. 1 choice as the top J-School in the Country.”
Founded in 1908, the Missouri School of Journalism is the oldest journalism school in the country and perhaps the world. It continually sets itself apart from other journalism programs through the one-of-a-kind “Missouri Method” that gives students hands on training in the school owned broadcast station, KOMU-TV. Additionally students in the school run the following:
- Operate the local National Public Radio Station (KBIA)
- Produce “Radio Adelante”, a Spanish language radio program, and
- Get experience at Columbia Missourian publications that include a website, digital apps, e-books, and the print publication Vox Magazine.
- Mange Missouri Business Alert, a digital newsroom that covers top business news
Journalism professionals noted that as a student of the j-school, “You get real world, hands-on experience (and lots of it) before you even graduate…and graduates have a proven track record of success”.
However, the Missouri Method extends beyond just broadcast journalism. The school has more than 30 interest areas and the option to create individually designed interest areas. From covering global issues as a Global Journalist reporter to working on advertising campaigns for MOJO Ad, students have the opportunity to work in any interest area, with the assurance that they are being provided one of the best journalism experiences a student can find anywhere in the world.
To learn more about the Missouri School of Journalism and student experiences, check out this short student-produced documentary.
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