Jody (BJ ’78) and Dick (BJ ’78) Feldman
“It’s rare that historied institutions jump with both feet into dynamic, new programming. Then again, we’re talking about the Missouri School of Journalism.
This past spring, with Dean Kurpius, we batted around the idea of an organization offering increased access to the J-School. We figured it might show up in a five-year plan, but several months later, the 1908 Society is already coming to life.
The 1908 Society won’t be simply an email here and a newsletter there. The plans include cutting-edge programming, elevated networking prospects, and unparalleled opportunities for us, while making an impact on the school and, perhaps, directly on the lives of individual students who started as we did. Funding from 1908 Society will also give J-School the flexibility to initiate programs and continue its mission to be on the forefront of journalism and strategic communications
Whether you’ve followed the journalism career path or whether J-School has launched you into a different set of successes, we hope you’ll join us in shaping the 1908 Society to be the model of excellence and achievement other J-Schools will come to envy.”
Jody and Dick Feldman
1908 Society Founding Chairs