Category:University of Missouri School of Journalism alumni
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The following 57 pages are in this category, out of 57 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. University of Missouri – The University of Missouri is a public land-grant research university located in Columbia, Missouri, U. S. It was founded in 1839 as the first public institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River, as the largest university in the state, it enrolled 32,777 students in 2016, offering over 300 degree programs in 19 academic colleges in the 2014–2015 school year. It is the campus of the University of Missouri System, which also maintains campuses in Kansas City, Rolla. MU is one of the nations top-tier R1 institutions and one of the 34 public universities to be members of the Association of American Universities, there are more than 300,000 MU alumni living worldwide with over one half continuing to reside in Missouri. The university was ranked 103rd among national universities in the 2016 U. S. News & World Report rankings, starting in December 1953, it boasts the countrys only university-owned TV network affiliate, operated by the Missouri School of Journalism. In 1908, the worlds first school of journalism was founded by Walter Williams as the Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center is the worlds most powerful university research reactor. MU is one of six public universities in the United States with a school of medicine, veterinary medicine, engineering, agriculture. The university also owns the University of Missouri Health Care system, the only athletic program that operates a NCAA Division I FBS football team in Missouri is known as the Missouri Tigers and competes as a member of the Southeastern Conference. The schools mascot, Truman the Tiger, is named after Missourian, according to the NCAA, the American tradition of homecoming was established at the university in 1911, the tradition has since been adopted nationwide. In 1839, the Missouri Legislature passed the Geyer Act to establish funds for a state university and it would be the first public university west of the Mississippi River. To secure the university, the citizens of Columbia and Boone County pledged $117,921 in cash, the land on which the university was eventually constructed was just south of Columbias downtown and owned by James S. Rollins. He was later called the Father of the University, as the first public university in the Louisiana Purchase, the school was shaped by Thomas Jeffersons ideas about public education. In 1862 the American Civil War forced the university to close for much of the year, residents of Columbia formed a home guard militia that became known as the Fighting Tigers of Columbia. They were given the name for their readiness to protect the city and university, in 1890, the universitys newly formed football team took the name the Tigers after the Civil War militia. In 1870 the institution was granted land-grant college status under the Morrill Act of 1862, the act led to the founding of the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy as an offshoot of the main campus in Columbia. It developed as the present-day Missouri University of Science and Technology, in 1888 the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station opened. This grew to encompass ten centers and research farms around Missouri, by 1890 the university encompassed a normal college, engineering college, arts and science college, school of agriculture and mechanical arts. School of medicine, and school of law, on January 9,1892, Academic Hall, the institutions main building, burned in a fire that completely gutted the building, leaving little more standing than six stone Ionic columns
2. Brad Pitt – William Bradley Brad Pitt in Shawnee Oklahoma. He is an American actor and producer and he has received multiple awards and nominations including an Academy Award as producer under his own company Plan B Entertainment. Pitt first gained recognition as a hitchhiker in the road movie Thelma & Louise. His first leading roles in big-budget productions came with the dramas A River Runs Through It and Legends of the Fall, Pitt starred in the cult film Fight Club and the heist film Oceans Eleven and its sequels, Oceans Twelve and Oceans Thirteen. As a public figure, Pitt has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry, as well as the worlds most attractive man and his personal life is also the subject of wide publicity. Divorced from actress Jennifer Aniston, to whom he was married for five years and they have six children together, three of whom were adopted internationally. In September 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, William Bradley Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to William Bill Alvin Pitt, manager of a trucking company, and Jane Etta, a school counsellor. The family soon moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he lived together with his siblings, Douglas. Pitt has described Springfield as Mark Twain country, Jesse James country, having grown up with a lot of hills, Pitt attended Kickapoo High School, where he was a member of the golf, swimming and tennis teams. He participated in the schools Key and Forensics clubs, in school debates, following his graduation from high school, Pitt enrolled in the University of Missouri in 1982, majoring in journalism with a focus on advertising. As graduation approached, Pitt did not feel ready to settle down and he loved films—a portal into different worlds for me—and, since films were not made in Missouri, he decided to go to where they were made. Two weeks before earning his degree, Pitt left the university and moved to Los Angeles, while struggling to establish himself in Los Angeles, Pitt took lessons from acting coach Roy London. Pitts acting career began in 1987, with uncredited parts in the films No Way Out, No Mans Land and his television debut came in May 1987 with a two-episode role on the NBC soap opera Another World. In November of the same year Pitt had a guest appearance on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains and he appeared in four episodes of the CBS primetime series Dallas between December 1987 and February 1988 as Randy, the boyfriend of Charlie Wade. Later in 1988, Pitt made a guest appearance on the Fox police drama 21 Jump Street, in the same year, the Yugoslavian–U. S. Co-production The Dark Side of the Sun gave Pitt his first leading film role, the film was shelved at the outbreak of the Croatian War of Independence, and was not released until 1997. He made guest appearances on television series Head of the Class, Freddys Nightmares, Thirtysomething, and Growing Pains. Pitt was cast as Billy Canton, an addict who takes advantage of a young runaway in the 1990 NBC television movie Too Young to Die. the story of an abused teenager sentenced to death for a murder
3. George C. Scott – George Campbell Scott was an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. Scott believed that every performance was unique and could not be compared to others. George Campbell Scott was born in Wise, Virginia, the son of Helena Agnes and his mother died just before his eighth birthday, and he was raised by his father, an executive at Buick. As an adult, he tried on many occasions to write a novel, Scott joined the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1945 to 1949. He was assigned to 8th and I Barracks in Washington, DC, in which capacity he taught English literature and his primary duty, however, was as an honor guard for military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. He later said his duties at Arlington led to his drinking, after his military service, Scott enrolled in the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism and then became interested in drama. His first public appearance on stage was as the barrister in a university production of Terence Rattigans The Winslow Boy, during rehearsals for that show, he made his first stage appearance—in a student production of Noël Cowards Hands Across the Sea, directed by Jerry V. Tobias. He graduated from the university in 1953 with degrees in English, Scott first rose to prominence for his work with Joseph Papps New York Shakespeare Festival. In 1958, he won an Obie Award for his performances in Children of Darkness, for As You Like It and he was on Broadway the following year, winning critical acclaim for his portrayal of the prosecutor in The Andersonville Trial by Saul Levitt. This was based on the trial of the commandant of the infamous Civil War prison camp in Andersonville. His performance earned him a mention in Time, in 1970, Scott directed a highly acclaimed television version of this same play. It starred William Shatner, Richard Basehart, and Jack Cassidy, Scott continued to appear in and sometimes direct Broadway productions throughout the 1960s. The most commercially successful show in which he worked was Neil Simons Plaza Suite, the show was composed of three separate one-act plays all using the same set, with Scott portraying a different lead character in each act, it ran for 1,097 performances. He made many appearances, including an episode of NBCs The Virginian, in the episode The Brazen Bell. That same year, he appeared in NBCs medical drama The Eleventh Hour and he appeared opposite Laurence Olivier and Julie Harris in Graham Greenes The Power and the Glory in a 1961 television production. In 1963, Scott starred in the television drama series East Side/West Side. He portrayed a New York City social worker, along with co-stars Cicely Tyson, Scott was a major creative influence on the show, resulting in conflicts with James T. Aubrey, the head of CBS. The Emmy Award-winning program had a series of prominent guest stars, the portrayal of challenging urban issues made attracting advertisers difficult, not helped by the limited distribution
4. Donald W. Reynolds – Donald Worthington Reynolds was an American businessman and philanthropist. During his lifetime, he was known for his involvement in the Donrey Media Group, Reynolds was the son of Gaines W. Reynolds, a wholesale grocery salesman, and his wife, Anna Louise. He grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and got his first job in the business selling papers at the local railroad station. While at the University of Missouri, he was initiated into Pi Kappa Alpha, Reynolds first business venture was a photo engraving plant. He then purchased and sold the Quincy Evening News in Massachusetts, using the proceeds from sale to buy the Okmulgee Daily Times in Oklahoma. Those two papers launched the Donrey Media Group, operating mostly in small towns, the group grew to include more than 100 businesses, including newspapers, radio stations, television stations, cable television operations, and billboard companies. Perhaps his biggest success came with the ownership of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and he attained the rank of Major, received the Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal during his military service, and returned to civilian status in 1945. He focused his business acumen on businesses located in small but growth-oriented communities, Reynolds died on April 2,1993, on a cruise ship, on the Mediterranean Sea, at the age of 86. A large sum of money from his business went to the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. The Donald W Reynolds Community Center and Library in Durant, Oklahoma Reynolds left three children on his death, Nancy, Donald and Jonathan. Forbes Magazine notes that Reynoldss three children will receive trust income of $50,000 a year for life, but will be left only $1 if they unsuccessfully contest his will, the bulk of the Estate was left to The Donald W Reynolds Foundation. In accordance with its articles of incorporation, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is designated to terminate rather than continue in perpetuity and its board of trustees has determined that the foundation will cease to make grants on or before 2022. Http, //www. dwreynolds. org/Reynolds. htm http, //www. onlinenevada. org/articles/donald-worthington-reynolds Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
5. Missouri School of Journalism – The Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia is a journalism school which is one of the oldest formal journalism schools in the world. Founded in 1908, only the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris established in 1899 is older, the school also supports a robust advertising and public relations curriculum. Founded by Walter Williams in 1908, the school publishes the citys Columbia Missourian newspaper and produces news programming for the markets NBC-TV affiliate, several affiliated professional organizations, including Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Pictures of the Year International, allow students to interact with working journalists. In 1930, the school established its Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, the faculty selects medalists based on lifetime or superior achievement for distinguished service, each year a different aspect of journalism is selected for recognition. It was based in Switzler Hall, in 1895, the Missouri State Senate defeated a bill that requested a chair of journalism be established at the school. The Missouri Press Association began supporting the proposal in 1896, the first days class published the first issue of the University Missourian, which was to become the Columbia Missourian. Among the original faculty members was Charles Griffith Ross, who would become secretary for President Harry S. Truman. In 1910, the school began its Journalism Week celebration, on March 10, Kappa Tau Alpha was founded. At the time, it was the largest donation in the university history, in 1921, the school offered the worlds first masters degree in journalism. In 1930, it created the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, in 1934, it offered the worlds first Doctor of Philosophy degree in journalism. In 1936, the school began offering broadcast courses in conjunction with KFRU, edom and his wife Vi, in association with the school, developed the News Pictures of Year Competition and Exhibition, now Pictures of the Year International. A year later, they started the College Photograph of the Year program, in 1953, the university launched KOMU-TV, the only university-owned full-power commercial television station in the US, used as a training lab for students who provide its news programming. In 1958, the school opened the Freedom of Information Center, in 1971, the school switched its radio news programming to KBIA, a National Public Radio station. In 1957, George McElroy, a black journalist from Texas. In 1981, the school was ranked the top school in the country. In February 2004, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation awarded the School $31 million, in 2008, the Reynolds Institute opened, offering advanced studies of journalism and its role in democratic societies. In 2010, the school revamped its curriculum so undergraduate students could choose from an array of more than 30 interest areas and these are designed to build expertise in areas in which journalism and strategic communication majors typically find careers. The Missouri School of Journalism has eight buildings dedicated to the practice and these are Jay H. Neff Hall, Walter Williams Hall and the Journalism Arch, KOMU-TV, Neff Annex, Gannett Hall, Lee Hills Hall and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
6. Haynes Johnson – Haynes Bonner Johnson was an American Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, best-selling author, and TV analyst. He reported on most of the news stories of the latter half of the 20th century and was widely regarded as one of the top American political commentators. Johnson was born in New York City to journalist Malcolm Johnson and Emma Ludie and he earned his bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1952 and his masters in American history from the University of Wisconsin in 1956. He then served in the U. S. Army as a first lieutenant in artillery during the Korean War, Johnson had begun his newspaper career earlier in Manhattan as a copy boy for The New York Sun, where his father worked. He covered conflicts in the Dominican Republic and India, as well as the Vietnam War, Johnson won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1966, for his coverage of the civil rights crisis in Selma, Alabama. He was the author or editor of sixteen books, five of them best-sellers, including his most recent work, co-authored with Washington Post political reporter Dan Balz, Johnson also was a regular commentator on the PBS television shows Washington Week in Review and The News Hour. He married Julia Ann Erwin in 1954, they had five children, in 2002, he married Kathryn Oberly. On May 24,2013, he died of an attack in Bethesda. Johnsons survivors include his wife, Kathryn A. Oberly, a judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Dan Balz, senior reporter at the Washington Post, paid tribute to Johnsons reporting skills. Professor and noted editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times Gene Roberts observed “He made his subjects come alive, ” adding that “His writing had a flow. University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said of Johnson, He helped anchor a new generation of journalists, Johnson was scheduled to be inducted into the Society of Professional Journalists Washington DC chapters hall of fame in June,2013. Dusk at the Mountain The Bay of Pigs, The Leaders Story of Brigade 2506 Fulbright, The Dissenter, with Bernard M. Gwertzman Army in Anguish, with George C. loa
7. Jim Lehrer – James Charles Jim Lehrer is an American journalist and a novelist. Lehrer is the former Executive Editor and a former News Anchor for the PBS NewsHour on PBS and he is an author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books that draw upon his experience as a newsman, along with his interests in history and politics. Lehrer was born in Wichita, Kansas—the son of Lois Catherine, a clerk, and Harry Frederick Lehrer. He attended middle school in Beaumont, Texas, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School where he was an editor for the Jefferson Declaration. He graduated with an A. A. from Victoria College in Texas, in 1959, Lehrer began his career in journalism at The Dallas Morning News in Texas. Later, he worked as a Reporter for the Dallas Times-Herald, there, he was a Political Columnist for several years, and in 1968 he became the City Editor. Lehrer began his career at KERA-TV in Dallas, Texas, as the Executive Director of Public Affairs, an On-air Host. He moved to PBS in Washington, D. C. to become the Public Affairs Coordinator, a member of Journalism Advisory Board, and he worked as a Correspondent for the National Public Affairs Center for Television where he met Robert MacNeil. In 1973, they covered the Senate Watergate hearings and the revelation of the Watergate Tapes broadcast, Lehrer covered the House Judiciary Committees impeachment inquiry of President Richard Nixon. In October 1975, Lehrer became the Washington Correspondent for the Robert MacNeil Report on Thirteen/WNET New York, two months later on December 1,1975, he was promoted to Co-anchor, and the program was accordingly renamed The MacNeil/Lehrer Report. Lehrer underwent a heart surgery in April 2008, and, while he recuperated. In 2004, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Journalism degree by McDaniel College, Lehrer has been involved in several U. S. Nicknamed The Dean of Moderators by Bernard Shaw, formerly of CNN, Presidential Debate for the 2012 U. S. He originally had sworn off moderating any debates after 2008, however, the Commission on Presidential Debates persisted, the debate was held at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, and covered domestic policy issues. Lehrer is an avid bus enthusiast, a hobbyist, and is a collector of bus memorabilia—including depot signs, driver caps and his father was a bus driver, who briefly operated a bus company. As a college student in the 1950s, he worked as a Trailways Ticket Agent in Victoria and he is a supporter of the Pacific Bus Museum in Williams, California, and the Museum of Bus Transportation in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Lehrer is a writer, and has authored numerous novels, as well as having penned several plays, screenplays. His book, Top Down, is a based on the events surrounding the Kennedy assassination
8. Robert Moore Williams – Robert Moore Williams was an American writer, primarily of science fiction. Pseudonyms included John S Browning, H. H. Hermon, Russell Storm, Williams was born in Farmington, Missouri. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1931 and his first published story was Zero as a Limit, which appeared in Astounding Science Fiction in 1937, under the pseudonym of Robert Moore. He was a prolific author throughout his career, his last novel appearing in 1972 and his Jongor series was originally published in Fantastic Adventures in the 1940s and 1950s, and appeared in book form in 1970. By the 1960s he had published over 150 stories
9. Richard Matheson – Richard Burton Matheson was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. Matheson also wrote 16 television episodes of The Twilight Zone for Rod Serling, including Nightmare at 20,000 Feet and he adapted his 1971 short story Duel as a screenplay directed by a young Steven Spielberg, for the television film of the same name that year. Six more of his novels or short stories have been adapted as motion pictures — The Shrinking Man, Hell House, What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return, A Stir of Echoes. Lesser movies based on his work include two from his early noir novels — Cold Sweat, based on his novel Riding the Nightmare, Matheson was born in Allendale, New Jersey, to Norwegian immigrants Bertolf and Fanny, who divorced when he was 8. Matheson subsequently was raised in Brooklyn, New York by his mother and his early writing influences were the film Dracula, novels by Kenneth Roberts, and a poem he saw in the newspaper The Brooklyn Eagle, where at age 8 he would publish his first short story. After returning home, he attended the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri and it is the tale of a monstrous child chained by its parents in the cellar, cast as the creatures diary in poignantly non-idiomatic English. Later that year he placed stories in the first and third numbers of Galaxy Science Fiction and his first anthology of work was published in 1954. Between 1950 and 1971, he produced dozens of stories, frequently blending elements of the fiction, horror. He was a member of the Southern California Sorcerers in the 1950s and 1960s, which included Charles Beaumont, Ray Bradbury, George Clayton Johnson, William F. Nolan, Jerry Sohl, Duel was adapted into the 1971 TV movie of the same name. Mathesons first novel to be published, Someone Is Bleeding, appeared from Lion Books in 1953, in 1960, Matheson published The Beardless Warriors, a non-fantastic, autobiographical novel about teenage American soldiers in World War II. It was filmed in 1967 as The Young Warriors though most of Mathesons plot was jettisoned and his other early novels include The Shrinking Man and a science fiction vampire novel, I Am Legend. Matheson wrote screenplays for television programs including the Westerns Cheyenne, Have Gun – Will Travel. His Death Ship episode was a metaphysical statement that went well beyond pure television entertainment. For all of Mathesons Twilight Zone scripts, he wrote the introductory. He adapted five works of Edgar Allan Poe for Roger Cormans Poe series, including House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum and he wrote the Star Trek episode The Enemy Within. Three of his stories were filmed together as Trilogy of Terror. Other Matheson novels turned into films in the seventies include Bid Time Return. In the 1980s Matheson published the novel Earthbound, wrote several screenplays for the TV series Amazing Stories, Matheson published four western novels in this decade, plus the suspense novel Seven Steps to Midnight and the blackly comic locked-room mystery novel, Now You See It
10. John Anderson (sportscaster) – John Anderson is a sports journalist from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and a host of the ESPN TV program SportsCenter since June 1999. Since Brian Kennys departure to the MLB Network, he appears on the 6-8pm edition with Lindsay Czarniak. He also co-hosted the TV series Wipeout, Anderson graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School in Green Bay, WI. Anderson has a journalism degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. He is active within the MU Alumni Association and can often be seen at Missouri Tigers sporting events, Anderson was the Grand Marshal at Missouris 2002 homecoming football game, in which Missouri beat the University of Kansas. He was the Graduation Speaker at the School of Journalisms December 2007 graduation ceremony, one of the reasons Anderson decided to attend Missouri was so that he could compete as a high jumper on the track and field team. As a student, Anderson worked at KOMU-TV, but any work on the desk was voluntary. After graduating, he spent time in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working for KTUL-TV and KOTV-TV, from 2008 to 2014, he and John Henson hosted Wipeout, a reality game show on ABC. Anderson is a fan of Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Milwaukee Brewers. John Anderson was also awarded the Bill Teegins Oklahoma Sportscaster of the award in January 2012
11. Bryan Burrough – Bryan Burrough is an American author and correspondent for Vanity Fair. He has written six books, Barbarians at the Gate, Vendetta, American Express, Burrough was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Dallas, Texas between 1983 and 1992. He has written for Vanity Fair since 1992, while a Wall Street Journal reporter, he won the Gerard Loeb Award for excellence in financial journalism three times. Burrough has written a number of reviews and OpEd articles for publications such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times. He has also made appearances on Today, Good Morning America, Burrough obtained his degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1983. He stated in a Book TV interview on C-SPAN2 with Joe Barton that he was born in Memphis, Tennessee but moved to Temple, bryan Burrough at the Internet Movie Database Appearances on C-SPAN