BRIAN S. BROOKS
came to the Missouri School of Journalism in 1974 after working in Vietnam as an information officer (for which he received a bronze star) and as a reporter, copy editor and night city editor at the Memphis (Tenn.) Press-Scimitar. He served as news editor and then as editor of the Columbia Missourian before becoming director of the Journalism Network in 1989. Along with faculty member Phill Brooks, he was responsible for bringing a $15 million grant from IBM Corporation to the School of Journalism from 1989 to 1997. While on sabbatical from 1997 to 1999, Brooks was editor of The Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military newspaper in Europe. He directed that newspaper’s coverage of the Bosnia mission, the U.S. entry into Kosovo and the bombing of Belgrade. For this work, he was awarded the Department of Defense Civilian Distinguished Service Medal. For more than 30 years, Brooks has served as deputy director or director of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund editing internship program at Missouri. Students from schools nationwide are trained at the summer workshop for careers as newspaper copy editors. Brooks was chairman of the school’s editorial department from 1999 until January 2003, when he became associate dean for undergraduate studies and administration. That same year he was named Outstanding Faculty Member on campus by the MU Greek system. He was inducted into the Missouri Press Association’s Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2009. Brooks holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Missouri School of Journalism.GEORGE KENNEDY
worked for 10 years at daily newspapers in Delaware and Florida before joining the Missouri School of Journalism faculty in 1974. At Missouri, Kennedy has served as chairman of the Editorial Department and as associate dean. Many recent alumni know him best as managing editor of the school’s teaching newspaper, the Columbia Missourian — a position he held for almost 12 years. Kennedy’s academic interests center on journalistic practice and the future of the profession. He has been a Fulbright lecturer in New Zealand and a visiting professor in Slovakia and Spain. His most recent articles have appeared in The American Editor and Columbia Journalism Review, and he has co-authored three textbooks in reporting and writing. Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate from Missouri and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.DARYL MOEN
is the former editor of three daily newspapers and author or co-author of four journalism textbooks. He has redesigned 18 newspapers and given more than 200 seminars on writing and design in the U.S. and abroad. Daryl has taught newspaper design, reporting, beginning and advanced editing, advanced writing, editorial writing, graduate problems courses and directs graduate professional projects and theses. As a teacher, Daryl attempted to lead students to answers rather than provide them. He believes that showing is more powerful than telling, that finding the "why" gives students the tools to adjust to changing conditions for the rest of their careers and that doing is more effective than listening. As a faculty member in a professional school, Daryl worked closely with his students to make industry contacts and find jobs. He helped scores of students find not only their first jobs but also their second and third jobs, and encouraged them to use the Missouri alumni network to find jobs.
DON RANLY became head of the magazine sequence in 1976 (a position he held until 2004), just two years after he joined the Missouri School of Journalism faculty. Before making Missouri his home, Ranly worked for eight years in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana as a newspaper reporter, a magazine editor, a weekly columnist, a radio host and a television producer, director and host. Ranly’s broad experience is also reflected in his education: he has master’s degrees in journalism and speech from Marquette University, a certificate in film, radio and television from New York University, and a doctorate from the Missouri School of Journalism. During his 30 years of service at the school, he has conducted nearly 1,000 writing and editing seminars for press associations, corporations, associations and individual newspapers and magazines. He has also authored or co-authored five books and published several audiocassettes and videos on reporting, writing and grammar. In 1995, Ranly received a Mizzou Alumni Association Faculty-Alumni Award and was named the O.O. McIntyre Distinguished Professor of Journalism. Three years later, he won a University of Missouri Golden Chalk teaching award and co-authored Publication Editing (Kendall/Hunt). In 2002, he was named a Fellow of the International Association of Business Communicators; in 2003 he won one of the University of Missouri’s most prestigious teaching awards, the William T. Kemper Fellowship. In 2012 Ranly was named an "Icon of Education" by Ingram’s Kansas City Business Magazine.