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Dear friend of the Missouri School of Journalism:

We’re in the process of jump-starting a Missouri School of Journalism Linkedin page — and we need your help.

We need your Linkedin profile to look like this:

Missouri School of Journalism Linkedin page

Or this:

Missouri School of Journalism Linkedin page

It’s OK, even preferable, to list both the University of Missouri AND the Missouri School of Journalism in your profile. But if you choose to list just one, please use the Missouri School of Journalism.

If your “Education” listing looks like these below, with a generic gray icon at the left, you are not truly connected to the University or the School of Journalism Linkedin pages.

Missouri School of Journalism Linkedin page

Or

Missouri School of Journalism Linkedin page

You possibly created the listing before the University or School created their Linkedin “School” pages, and it accepted what you typed in the field without connecting it to an actual page.

It’s simple to update. Just go into your profile, click the edit pencil to the upper right of the “Education” module, change your existing School of Journalism listing to “Missouri School of Journalism” and you should see the field change to a pulldown menu as you type. Select “Missouri School of Journalism” with the photo of the Archway, and you’re done. Save it.

If you don’t already have a “Missouri School of Journalism” listing in your profile, please create it as described in the paragraph above:

  1. ADD (+) an “Education” listing,
  2. type in “Missouri School of Journalism”
  3. and select “Missouri School of Journalism” with the Archway.
  4. Add any supplemental information you desire in the field below that.
  5. Click “Save.”

When you are connected to the Missouri School of Journalism Linkedin page, we all can see useful aggregate information about our journalism graduates: Countries or cities where they reside, where they work, what they do, what they studied, and what they are skilled at. This information is useful to potential students and their parents as well as to employers seeking new talent.

If you also connect to the University of Missouri Linkedin page, you’ll see aggregate information from the entire University alumni: Where they live, where they work, what they do, what they studied (the discipline/college/school they studied in) and what they are skilled at.

Should your Education profile already look as described here, but you don’t see yourself listed as an alum on the Missouri School of Journalism Linkedin page,  you need only to go into your profile and re-do the Education entry. Linkedin scrapes the data from its vast membership but it’s been adding alums at the rate of a few a week. With thousands of alums, that scraping method could take us years. New or updated entries tend to connect much quicker.

Our thanks for your participation and consideration.

Go to the Missouri School of Journalism Linkedin page

Brian Steffens  
 
Director of Communications



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