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

RJI Receives $30.1 Million Endowment Gift from Reynolds Foundation

Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 8, 2012) — The University of Missouri announced Thursday that it has received a $30.1 million gift to guarantee permanent funding for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, the four-year-old center devoted to innovation, collaboration and research in media industries. The gift, the largest endowment gift in the history of the university, … Continued

Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $149,000 Grant to the School to Expand Graduate Science, Health and Agricultural Journalism Programs

‘Telling the Stories of Science’ Initiative Will Better Prepare Journalists to Cover Complex Issues Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 20, 2012) — The Missouri School of Journalism will launch a new array of graduate-level science journalism courses, field-reporting trips and internships thanks to a $149,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The two-year grant will … Continued

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Awards $1.1 Million Grant to Support Health Journalists

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 26, 2011) — The Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the educational arm of the University of Missouri-based Association of Health Care Journalists, has been awarded a grant of nearly $1.1 million to improve training resources for health journalists. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust made the three-year grant … Continued

A New $1.5 Million Grant Will Fund Far-Reaching Science Communication Projects

MU Journalism and Science Students Will Collaborate on How to Share Complex Information with the Public Columbia, Mo. (May 24, 2010) — Today’s media environment has created an unprecedented opportunity for scientists to communicate directly with the public about promising advancements. Now, part of a new $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute … Continued

New Knight FOI Fund Awards First Two Cases

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 17, 2010) — In its first awards from the newly-created Knight FOI Fund, the National Freedom of Information Coalition is helping citizens in Florida seek answers to important questions of FOI law, including the scope of public access to economic development documents in Sarasota and whether handwritten notes used by a government official during … Continued

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Establishes Endowed Chair in Business Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 11, 2008) — The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation announced today the awarding of a $2 million grant at the Missouri School of Journalism to establish the Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism. The new chair will allow for the expansion of business journalism course offerings at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral … Continued