The Missouri School of Journalism, the world’s first, has 80 faculty, 2,000 undergraduates, 200 master’s degree students and 30 doctoral degree students. Students from more than 30 countries comprise the student body and 50 percent of the School’s graduate student population is international. In addition to its main campus in Columbia, Mo., the School offers programs in New York; Washington D.C.; London; Brussels; Barcelona; and Jefferson City, Mo.
The School operates seven media outlets and two communications agencies: the Columbia Missourian, a daily community newspaper; KOMU-TV, a commercial NBC-affiliate station; KBIA, an NPR-affiliated radio station; KMUC, a classical music radio station; Vox, a weekly entertainment magazine; the Global Journalist, a quarterly magazine and weekly radio program for international journalists; Missouri Business Alert, a digital newsroom that publishes business news around the state; Mojo Ad, an ad agency specializing in the youth and young adult audience; and AdZou, a strategic communication agency that provides clients with media/public relations solutions.
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, launched in 2004, is the School’s unique R&D operation for citizens and journalists. RJI is housed in a 50,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art resources to test and demonstrate new technologies, experiment with new approaches to producing and delivering news, information and advertising, and to host conferences that can be live-streamed around the world.
Professional organizations headquartered at the Missouri School of Journalism include Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the American Society of News Editors, the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting and Pictures of the Year International.
The Smith/Patterson Journalism Fellowship and Lecture Series, a joint initiative of the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium and the Missouri School of Journalism, focuses on science, health and environmental journalism.