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Each year as part of Missouri Honor Medal festivities, individual recipients and representatives from organizations hold master classes to share their expertise and offer insights into advancing inclusion and democracy in the field of journalism. Sessions begin at the Missouri School of Journalism at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 and are free and open to the public. Master classes are held all day preceding the Honor Medal Banquet that evening.

The Power of Saying No: How to Gain Influence as a Journalist

9 to 9:50 a.m.

Fred W. Smith Forum

(200 Reynolds Journalism Institute)

Medalist: Janice Min, Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group

From Anger to Empathy: Channeling Emotion in Opinion Writing and News Reporting

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Fisher Auditorium

(Gannett Hall)

Medalist: Tony Messenger, Metro Columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Women in Media Panel

10 to 10:50 a.m.

Fred W. Smith Forum

(200 Reynolds Journalism Institute)

Associate Professor Amy Simons will lead a group of medalists in a discussion.

Multicultural Advertising and Inclusion: An Industry Dilemma

11 to 11:50 a.m.

Fisher Auditorium

(Gannett Hall)

Medalist: AAF Mosaic Center, represented by Constance Cannon Frazier, Chief Operating Officer, and Wally Snyder, President Emeritus

Making the Visual Message Count

2 to 2:50 p.m.

Fred W. Smith Forum

(200 Reynolds Journalism Institute)

Medalist: Rich Clarkson

PBS’ POV: Documentaries Advancing Democracy

2 to 2:50 p.m.

Palmer Room

(100 Reynolds Journalism Institute)

Medalist: POV (Point of View), represented by Eliza Licht, Vice President of Content Strategy and Engagement

Covering Presidential Politics: From Clinton I to Clinton II

3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Middlebush Auditorium

Medalist: Politico, represented by Peter Canellos, Executive Editor

Honor Medal Banquet

Reception at 6 p.m.; Dinner at 7 p.m.

Donald W. Reynolds Alumni Center

Medals will be awarded at the conclusion of the meal. RSVP only.