$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

Moore Foundation Awards $500,000-Plus Grant to Support Health Journalism

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently made a three-year grant of $509,400 to the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the educational arm of the Association of Health Care Journalists headquartered at the J-School. Association of Health Care Journalists Professional Organization is Headquartered at Missouri Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 5, 2018) — The Center … Continued

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants $450,000 to Journalism Training, Resources

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $450,000 grant to the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, headquartered at the Missouri School of Journalism. The RWJF funding will be used to continue offering training and resources for journalists covering health issues. Pictured are some of the Mizzou students, staff and faculty who attending … Continued

Four Journalism Faculty Awarded Hearst Fellowship Grants

Four University of Missouri Journalism faculty have been selected to receive a William Randolph Hearst Faculty Fellowship grant. Clockwise from top-left, Ryan Famuliner, Keith Greenwood, Jeimmie Nevalga and Laura Johnston will received supplemental support as they work to enhance the Missouri Method, the J-School’s foundational approach to learning. The Two-Year, $150,000 Grant Funds Faculty Salary … Continued