The Missouri School of Journalism’s Washington program offers both undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to spend a semester in one of the media and political world capitals. The program director helps you find a place to work, organizes weekly seminars, and provides continuing oversight. Students applying to the Washington program should have a good understanding of American government, with some course work in political science at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Students in the Washington Program enroll in J8185 Area Seminar for three credits in addition to the nine hours required of all professional project students. Application deadlines and procedures are announced by the Graduate Studies staff at the beginning of each semester for the following semester.
State Government Reporting Program
Newspaper, broadcast and new media students work together covering state government and political issues from Missouri Digital News’s statehouse office. In addition to MDN’s online service to the public, MDN distributes stories to a variety of newspaper and broadcast outlets across the state. The Missouri Press Association, Missouri Broadcasters Association, KMOX Radio and KSMU Radio provide support for MDN’s services.