School to Develop Communications Training and Outreach for $4 Million Grant

Focus Will Be on Helping Scientists Better Communicate Their Research to the General Public By Patrick LeBeau Columbia, Mo. (March 18, 2016) — A communications effort for training and outreach is part of a new $4.2 million, four-year grant recently awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Plant Group. … Continued

Access Missouri Receives $35,000 Knight Foundation Grant

KBIA-FM, Others Will Use Funding to Support Missouri Government Data Access Columbia, Mo. (March 7, 2016) — Access Missouri has received a $35,000 grant from the Knight Foundation Knight Prototype Fund. The project is designed to help journalists and the general public easily find accurate and current Missouri state government information. The funding will help … Continued

Kauffman Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to Missouri Business Alert

Grant Will Expand Awareness of Missouri’s Entrepreneurial Communities, Services and Accomplishments Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 14, 2016) — The Kauffman Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Missouri Business Alert to help improve business coverage across the state of Missouri. “The Missouri Business Alert is an innovative blend of education and reporting that is working to … Continued

National Science Foundation Awards $480,000 Grant to Fund Scientific Communication Study

3-Year Study Will Research How Scientists Can Improve Communication with the General Public By Patrick LeBeau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 21, 2015) — The National Science Foundation awarded a grant worth more than $480,000 to the University of Missouri in August, funding a new study that will research scientific communication education and techniques. The goal of … Continued

$450,000 Grant to Support Health Journalism Training Efforts

Workshops Will Help Reporters Understand and Localize Important National Health News Santa Clara, Calif. (April 23, 2015) — The Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the educational arm of the Association of Health Care Journalists, has been awarded a three-year grant of $450,000 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to continue offering training … Continued

$1 Million Gift to MU to Support Community Journalism

Gift Will Support Conferences, Research on Helping Small, Local Newspapers Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 19, 2014) — Walter B. Potter Jr., a resident of Falls Church, Virginia, has committed $1 million to the Missouri School of Journalism to supplement the Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism, established in 2010. The endowment supports teaching … Continued

$10 Million Gift to Fund Faculty Fellowships at the School of Journalism

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Reaches $100 Million in Giving to MU Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2014) — The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has pledged $10 million to the Missouri School of Journalism to enhance faculty salaries. This most recent gift makes the Reynolds Foundation the first $100 million donor to the University of Missouri, … Continued

New Journalism Survey Will Help Evaluate and Teach Teenagers News Literacy

By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (May 15, 2013) — A crucial role of journalism is educating the public about important events and issues. However, impactful journalism requires consumers who are “news literate,” meaning they possess the ability to think critically about what they read and watch. Evaluating the level of an individual’s … Continued

‘Career Explorations in Journalism’ Course Receives $40,000 Redesign Grant

Students’ Strengths Will Be Mapped with Interest Areas By Gwen Girsdansky Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (April 22, 2013) — The Mizzou Redesign Initiative awarded money to redesign seven undergraduate classes with high enrollments, including the Missouri School of Journalism’s eight-week “Career Explorations in Journalism.” The course helps first-year students discover the array of professional possibilities … Continued