LIVEBLOG: Highlighting the work of the Missouri Honor Medal recipients

5:05 p.m. All meeting guests are signed in and have cupcakes!

5:10 p.m. ONA Mizzou Secretary Laura Davison reviewed investigative reporter John Ferrugia's work. Ferrugia works at KMGH-TV in Denver and is a 1975 Missouri School of Journalism graduate.

5:15 p.m. Davison also looked at Adam Moss, editor-in-chief of New York Magazine. Under his tenure, the publication has won more awards than any other magazine, and it "publishes new content every six minutes," according to the Nieman Journalism Lab.

5:20 p.m. ONA Mizzou President Erin Dismeier highlighted National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb.

Dismeier also looked at the work of 1982 Missouri School of Journalism graduate alumnus Jeff Leen, the assistant managing editor of The Washington Post's investigations unit.

ONA Mizzou Treasurer Stacey Welsh also gave the lowdown on columnist Mona Eltahawy, who writes about Arab and Muslim issues. She lectures about how to use social media effectively in those communities.

5:21 p.m. A video was played that discussed Eltahawy's arrest for spray painting over anti-Muslim messaging in a subway.

5:27 p.m. Welsh also talked about Fred Papert, a senior partner at Papert, Koenig, Lois, the nation's largest public-owned advertising agency. He's now president of the 42nd Street Development Corp in New York, a nonprofit that works on urban redevelopment.

5:30 p.m. ONA Mizzou Vice President Dalton Barker dug into the work of Ken Paulson, former senior vice president of news for USA Today. Paulson was also an early advocate for online journalism and is now president of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

5:35 p.m. Barker also looked at Hu Shuli, another Honor Medal recipient, who "has often been called the 'the most dangerous woman in China'" because of her reporting on government "ineptitude," according to Time magazine.  She also started the newspaper Caijing.

5:40 p.m. Andrew Gibson, ONA Mizzou social media coordinator, showed visualizations created by the New York Times graphics team, which was collectively awarded an Honor Medal. One graphic highlights by location what Netflix rentals are popular. He also showed a video about the graphics team.

5:42 p.m. Gibson mentioned Kevin Quealy, a Missouri School of Journalism graduate and member of the Times graphics team. He maintains a blog that gives a step-by-step look -- from sketches to finished products -- at how the paper creates graphics.

5:45 p.m. Gibson also looked into the accomplishments of Umar Cheema, an investigative reporter for The News in Pakistan who has written about government corruption. Cheema "was abducted in September 2010 by unknown assailants who stripped, beat, and photographed him in humiliating positions," according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. After Cheema was released, he resumed writing for The News.

  • The Honor Medal recipients are speaking Monday in journalism classes. Here's the schedule.

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