STACEY WOELFEL

Board Member / Columbia, Missouri

Stacey Woelfel is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the director of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism there. The center educates students to become filmmakers, producers and editors working on artfully-told true stories. Previously he was the news director for KOMU-TV, the University of Missouri-owned NBC affiliate for central Missouri. The commercial station serves as the teaching laboratory for the Missouri School of Journalism. Students at KOMU-TV are the reporters, producers, writers, photographers, and editors of six daily newscasts that go head to head with competing newscasts in the market.

Stacey is a frequent instructor in free media practices for journalists worldwide, having instructed working journalists multiple times in China, Croatia, Mexico, Moldova, and Montenegro. His focus is on sharing current trends and best practices to reach audiences more effectively, as well as managing members of the Millennial generation. He has led research into the use of second-screen delivery for news content as a fellow for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Stacey was the national chairman of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF), and served as the chair of the groups' ethics committee. He is the president of the board of governors of the Mid-America chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a former member of the board of directors of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.