Statehouse Reporting Conference brings journalism faculty from all over country to Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 30, 2023) — In late September, about 30 journalism faculty from universities around the country gathered at the Missouri School of Journalism’s Reynolds Journalism Institute to share their knowledge and experiences with statehouse reporting. At a time when coverage of state capitols increasingly falls on the shoulders of nonprofit … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism’s legislative reporting program helps fill state news gaps for community news producers

Program provides students hands-on experience on covering legislative news. By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Columbia, Mo. (May 20, 2021) — Each week as Gasconade County Republican Managing Editor Dave Marner starts production of the small weekly newspaper, he knows he has some solid state legislative news he can count on from the Missouri News Network, a program … Continued

Hands-On Investigative Reporting Project Leads Missouri Attorney General to Launch New Probe

During their senior year at Mizzou, Kyra Haas and Aviva Okeson-Haberman began developing a story that took their reporting in unanticipated directions, requiring them to file multiple Sunshine Law requests after they noticed a disparity between the data and their anecdotal experiences speaking directly with Missourians who had attempted to use the state’s adult abuse … Continued

Journalism students gain hands-on experience while providing statehouse coverage to news outlets across the state

For nearly 50 years, the Missouri State Reporting Program has offered J-School students an opportunity to get real-world reporting experiences while providing a vital service to news organizations that otherwise would be unable to offer coverage of the activities of the Missouri State Legislature in Jefferson City. Undergraduate reporters provide political news for 226 MPA … Continued

NewsPro names Associate Professor Mark Horvit a 2019 Noteworthy Journalism Educator

Associate Professor Mark Horvit was named one of Journalism’s top 10 educators in the nation for his dedication to investigative journalism. Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 28, 2019) — Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Mark Horvit was named one of 10 journalism’s top educators in the nation for his dedication to investigative journalism. Crain’s NewsPro named … Continued

Mark Horvit to Lead School’s State Government Reporting Program

He Will Create a New Model for Statehouse Coverage, Involve School’s 7 Professional Newsrooms Columbia, Mo. (March 24, 2016) — Dean David Kurpius has named Associate Professor Mark Horvit to lead the School’s State Government Reporting Program in Jefferson City, effective Aug. 15. He succeeds Phill Brooks, who directed the program from 1972 until his … Continued