Contact Us

MU Gets $6.7 Million for Documentary Journalism Program

Mizzou
Facebook

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A leader in the reality TV genre is donating $6.7 million for the University of Missouri-Columbia to create a program in documentary journalism.

The university on Tuesday announced the donation from journalism school graduate Jonathan Murray. Murray has created and been executive producer for unscripted entertainment TV programs such as MTV’s “The Real World.” He is chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions.

The university plans to offer the program for undergraduate and graduate students. It will have three new faculty positions with visiting professionals working in documentary journalism. The undergraduate program will start in fall 2015. The start date for the master’s degree program has not been decided. Students are to get hands-on experience through projects and assignments.

The school also plans an annual summer workshop.

More from Newstalk 1050

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksisradio.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KSIS Radio 1050 AM, News-Sports-Weather quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KSIS Radio 1050 AM, News-Sports-Weather quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!