About Ozarks News Journal

Ozarks News Journal Team, Spring 2015
Ozarks News Journal Team, Spring 2015

Ozarks News Journal is a multi-award winning, thirty minute news magazine show that reflects Missouri State University’s mission of public affairs by focusing on the issues most important to the State of Missouri. Students involved with the production of ONJ gain real world experience in every aspect of producing a professional television program. Students practice in-depth reporting and live interviewing that focuses on meaningful, well researched content. The show is produced and staffed by advanced Missouri State students under the advisement of Broadcast Instructors Leonard Horton, Paul Katona and Dr. Kevin Swift.


Ozarks News Journal is winner of several awards and honorable mentions for the show itself and for news packages produced by our student journalists. The awards represent state, regional and national competitions.


Content posted on this website does not represent the views of Missouri State University, the College of Arts and Letters, the Department of Media, Journalism & Film, the State of Missouri or any of their entities.


At any time, we may correct any errors, grammatical or otherwise.

Use of Material:

Raw or packaged material gathered for Ozarks News Journal, Ozarks News Brief or MyOzarkNewsJournal.com, including photos, audio, video, and text, is not for sale to the public and may not be requested for commercial, political or personal use. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding this agreement may contact the Ozarks News Journal advisers.