The University of Missouri (or "Mizzou”), is home to the world's first and now the largest school of journalism in 1908, founded by Walker Williams. According to their web site, “Today some of the best journalists in the world have learned their profession through the Missouri Method, which provides practical hands-on training in real-world news media and a strategic communication agency."
Mathison will be speaking to students in Jacqui Banaszynski’s "Journalism & Democracy" class, which is intended as a wrap-up for seniors graduating out of the print & digital (news-ed) sequence. It underscores all they've learned in their time at the J-school about principles, purposes, ethics, etc. Banaszynski holds the Knight Chair in Editing at the Missouri School of Journalism and is on the visiting faculty of The Poynter Institute. She spent 18 years as a beat and enterprise reporter and she has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 30 years, most recently as Associate Managing Editor of The Seattle Times, where she was in charge of special projects and staff development.