ISOMES has a standing collaboration with the Missouri School of Journalism, USA to ensure that its students are exposed to the latest trends in international journalism. Prof. Roger Gafke and Prof. Phill Brooks - both highly respected names in the world of media, and working with the Missouri School of Journalism are on the International Advisory Board of ISOMES.
The Missouri School Of Journalism was established in 1908 by Walter Williams and is the world's first journalism school.
Today, the Missouri School of Journalism is consistently ranked as one of the top journalism schools in the world.
This school is home to the famous ‘Missouri Method’ of teaching. This Method is based on the belief that students learn more by actually practising journalism rather than merely talking about the profession. This is the foundation of the Missouri School of Journalism. While only a few other schools
enable students to get hands-on experience in journalism, the Missouri School of Journalism believes that it has proven to be the best way to prepare students for the real world. Infact this is the only journalism school that operates a network affiliate television station, publishes a daily community newspaper, two magazines, runs a National Public Radio station and an advertising agency.
The Journalist's Creed was written by the first dean of the Missouri School of Journalism, Walter Williams. A century later, his declaration still remains the reference point of the principles, values and standards of journalists throughout the world.
Prof. Roger Gafke
ROGER GAFKE is professor emeritus at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves as director of program development for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. In that role he builds partnerships for research projects, programs and funding from corporations, foundations, associations and individuals who share the priority of the Institute to advance the practice of journalism.
Since joining the School’s faculty in 1968, Gafke has participated in virtually all aspects of the University of Missouri-Columbia advancement program, with an emphasis on program development and evaluation. He served as vice chancellor for development, university and alumni relations and executive director of the Accrediting Council on Education for Journalism and Mass Communications.
In recent years he has expanded the international programs and relationships for the School of Journalism. He has led several cooperative projects with journalists and educators in the Middle East. He is the first American journalist to deliver training at the Aljazeera Media Training and Development Center in Doha, Qatar. He has also provided training programs for the Alhurra Television Channel, U.S. He was primary host and coordinator for international journalists in the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program at the School of Journalism.
He serves as the International Dean for ISOMES.
Prof Phill Brooks
PHILL BROOKS is director of the Missouri School of Journalism's State Government Reporting Program, where newspaper and broadcast students work in the school's first converged newsroom. He has been a statehouse reporter since 1972, making him the dean of the Missouri statehouse press corps.
Prior to joining the faculty, Brooks had been the Congressional reporter for National Public Radio and morning news editor for Time-Life Broadcast in Denver. Since 1997, he has been the statehouse correspondent for the CBS O&O station in St. Louis, KMOX.
Since the advent of the PC era, Brooks has consulted on computing in journalism in the U.S. and Europe for a variety of newsrooms and computing firms, including IBM. He designed and programmed the world's first newspaper microcomputer network city desk system. He continues managing the multi-media Web site on state government news, Missouri Digital News.
Faculty exchange and student exchange programs between ISOMES and Missouri School of Journalism have also been planned to facilitate constant interaction between the two schools.