Missouri School of Journalism partners with Sinclair School of Nursing to spread facts about COVID-19 vaccines, help nursing students communicate with public

Photo: Ivan Diaz | Unsplash By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (May 7, 2022) — Two researchers at the Missouri School of Journalism partnered over the spring semester with Mizzou’s Sinclair School of Nursing to develop a multifaceted approach to fighting COVID-19 “vaccine hesitancy.” The project involved the creation of a curriculum for nursing students aimed … Continued

Yong Volz wins research grant to study history of Asian American journalists

The acclaimed researcher and teacher aims to fill a gap in the historical record while shining a light on the accomplishments and struggles of early Asian American journalists By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 27, 2021) — Yong Volz, the Roger Gafke Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Missouri School of Journalism, has received a grant … Continued

Reynolds Journalism Institute awards funding support to two ongoing faculty research projects

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 13, 2021) — The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) today announced the winners of this year’s faculty funding support, which provides $25,000 for research at the Missouri School of Journalism that is of interest to the news or strategic communications industries. This year’s awardees are Janet Saidi and Alicia Haywood … Continued

$1.4 million grant to Missouri School of Journalism helps create network of journalists focused on Mississippi River basin 

Walton Family Foundation grant will create the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, covering agriculture, water and environmental issues within the region. Columbia, Mo. (July 8, 2021) — The Missouri School of Journalism announced a $1.4 million, three-year grant from the Walton Family Foundation, a leading funder of environmental journalism in the United States, … Continued

Kauffman Foundation awards sixth year of support to Missouri Business Alert

A view of the Kauffman Foundation sign and center. | Erika Peepo/Missouri Business Alert COLUMBIA, Mo. (June 14, 2021) — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has extended another year of grant support to Missouri Business Alert, a digital business journalism newsroom housed in the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The grant will allow for … Continued

Kauffman Foundation awards fifth year of support to Missouri Business Alert

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation grant to Missouri Business Alert, a digital business journalism newsroom, will allow for an increase in coverage of news and entrepreneurship in Missouri. Grant will increase entrepreneurship reporting, event offerings and programming for students Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 5, 2020) — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has extended another year of … Continued

11th Hour Project awards $1.1 million, 3-year grant to the Journalism School’s fellowship program Watchdog Writers Group

A grant of $1.1. million from The 11th Hour Project is the second received by the Missouri-based Watchdog Writers Group and will support the WWG’s investigative reporting fellowship and training lab. Funding will support authors and students to produce high impact investigative print reporting projects. Columbia, Mo. (June 25, 2020) — Watchdog Writers Group, a … Continued

School hosts Power Shift training to equip faculty, staff with resources to help provide workplaces free of discrimination and harassment

More than 80 Missouri Journalism staff and faculty participated in training as part of the Power Shift Project led by Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University in Chicago and the Freedom Forum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership. Training part of grant program supporting school’s strategic plan By … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Launches New Investigative Fellowship Program To Support Authors

Missouri School of Journalism students will work directly with authors through graduate assistantships or as part of their coursework, getting hands-on experience in the techniques, methods and ethics of investigative journalism. Christopher Leonard, BJ ’98, will serve as executive director of the program. The Watchdog Writers Group will provide stipends to authors and give students … Continued

Associate Professor Berkley Hudson Awarded $150,000 National Endowment for Humanities Grant

O.N. Pruitt worked as a white photographer in the racially-segregated town of Columbus, Mississippi, from 1915-1960. Pruitt’s photographs provide context for Southern history and culture as well as racial violence, depicting everything from river baptisms, family picnics to public executions and the 1935 lynching of two African American farmers. Project Will Create a Series of … Continued