Jessica Abel

Every storytelling medium has its own set of rules and challenges for how to tell a successful story. Radio is different than print, which is different than Internet, and so forth. It can be hard to cross between them, both for those who tell stories as their job and for those who just use stories to communicate with the people around them. 


Cartoonist Jessica Abel built her career on telling stories through drawing and writing, but more recently she's figured out first-hand how to move between mediums. 

What happens when you put 9 students of all ages, an expert instructor and a teaching assistant together in a classroom with microphones for 7 days? Well, we tried it, and we got nine amazing pieces of student radio.

Misdeeds, misdemeanors, miscommunications: Life lessons from MoJo commentators on KBIA

Dec 18, 2013

In this recent series of commentaries for, Missouri student journalists recount a few of life’s confusing lessons. Led by Missouri School of Journalism Professor and storytelling master Berkley Hudson, these 11 student commentators took not only pen to paper but also got in front of the microphone, to talk out these essays that touch on life, relationships, growing up and striking out, among other issues. Enjoy!