Event Recap: Jessica Abel

Jessica Abel talks to an event attendee at a book signing following 
her presentation on Wednesday, March 23. Photo by Sarah Darby
By Maria Davison

Master cartoonist and storyteller Jessica Abel traveled to the University of Missouri this week to teach attendees the art of telling amazing stories. 

Jessica's latest book, "Out on the Wire," is a graphic novel that explains how the biggest names in narrative radio (like Ira Glass of This American Life, Jad Abumrad of Radiolab and Alex Blumberg formerly of Planet Money) craft the most compelling stories on the air.

If you missed Jessica's talk, check out our recap to see what you missed. 

Jessica Abel: The perfect fit

By Emerald O'Brien

You may have heard that Jessica Abel is coming to Mizzou on Wednesday, March 23. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, try checking out our TL;DR video about who she is and why she is coming here.

For those of you who have a little more time, I wanted to give you some insight into why the rest of the executive board of ONA Mizzou and I wanted to bring Jessica Abel here.
Last year, I had the opportunity to see Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich speak at Washington University in St. Louis. After the event, one of my first reactions (other than “OMG OMG OMG”) was, “why haven’t we had any podcasts or radio shows at Mizzou?”

It's that time of year—ONA Mizzou exec elections are here!

By Kara Tabor

If you've been anticipating a run at the ONA Mizzou executive board, the wait is almost over. On April 14, we will be hosting our annual elections to pick the 2016-2017 executive board.

Serving on this board is a wonderful opportunity to gain leadership experience related to your career field, while helping to contribute valuable digital journalism resources for other students.

Tips From the Wire: Three tips from Jessica Abel’s storytelling podcast

By Kara Tabor

If you haven’t heard by know, comic book artist, podcaster and all-around storyteller Jessica Abel will be coming to campus later this month to impart her storytelling wisdom to Mizzou’s eager students and faculty. Before she dives into the nitty-gritty of crafting great stories across mediums in person, let’s look at a few of the invaluable storytelling tips and tricks that she highlights in her podcast, Out of the Wire.