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CALENDAR ITEM: Mizzou Advantage to Host Documentary Film and Journalism Symposium

March 6th, 2015

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346,

By Diamond Dixon

WHAT: Mizzou Advantage will host its fourth annual symposium, “Based on a True Story: The Intersection of Documentary Film and Journalism.” An interdisciplinary group of scholars at the University of Missouri will be partnering again with the True/False Film Fest to continue discussions about documentary film. The symposium will include film screenings and discussions with filmmakers, journalists and film critics about telling true stories in film and journalism.

Sponsors include the Missouri Humanities Council, the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, True/False Film Fest, the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program, the Lee Hills Chair in Free Press Studies and Global Journalist.

WHO: Open to the public. MU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

WHERE: Reynolds Journalism Institute, MU Campus

WHEN: March 4-6
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NOTE: Registration is free, but required for MU students, faculty and staff. The charge for those outside the MU community is $25. For additional details on presenters, the schedule and registration visit:

Mizzou Advantage is an initiative that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, staff, students and external partners to solve real-world problems in four areas of strength identified at the University of Missouri. These areas include Food for the Future, Sustainable Energy, Media for the Future and One Health/One Medicine.