Jessica Salmond

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism
E-Mail: | Twitter: @Jessica_Salmond


In progress:

Bachelor of Journalism, May 2014

The University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

  • Photojournalism interest area
  • English minor
  • Multicultural certificate


Reporter for the Columbia Missourian

May 2012 — July 2012

This experience was the “lab” portion of a journalism class, J4450. Although this course was taken for a grade, students were expected to be professionals. The city-wide paper is operated by student reporters. During the summer session of this class, there are only three beats: General Assignment, Sports, and Vox (the bi-weekly magazine).

  • Beat: General Assignment. Grade received: A. Number of clips: 32.
  • Reporting stories assigned and finding stories to pitch.
  • Completing one multimedia project with another student.
  • Covering a variety of stories, such as but not limited to city meetings, crime reports and features.
  • Profile.

Cooperative Media Group, University of Missouri Extension

September 2011— Present

  • Photographer; Journalistic, studio, and marketing
  • Photo editing
  • Basic videography, including live webcasting at the University of Missouri Winter Fire School
  • Photography projects for outside requests. Example: photos of drought for Business Insider.

The Maneater : The independent student newspaper

August 2011— Present

  • Photographer: Profile
  • Writing cut lines
  • Working under deadline
  • Collaborating with reporters
  • Working on a freelance basis


  • Early acceptance, Photojournalism sequence
  • Dean’s List, all semesters
  • Bright Flight scholarship recipient
  • Curators Scholarship recipient
  • Esteemed Access Grant recipient


  • Nikon equipment
  • Elinchrome studio lighting
  • Adobe Suite & Final Cut
  • Audacity & Soundslides
  • Social media (Twitter & Facebook), blogging
  • Django, Trax

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