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

Researchers Advance Health Communication for At-Risk Populations

The $8.6 Million Grant Will Fund Efforts to Improve Health Literacy, Health Outcomes By Emily Smith MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 24, 2008) — The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded an $8.6 million grant to the University of Missouri Health Communication Research Center (HCRC), in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, to advance … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Shares Grant to Improve Missouri’s Health Literacy

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 3, 2007) — The Missouri School of Journalism is part of a $726,784 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to build an infrastructure that will become an interactive and comprehensive health literacy resource throughout the state. The award was given in conjuction with the MU Center for Health Policy. The grant … Continued

Foundations Support Launch of Midwest Health Journalism Program

Training Program to Be Based at the Missouri School of Journalism Columbia Mo. (May 31, 2007) — A consortium of six health foundations in Kansas and Missouri has pledged $724,739 to establish the Midwest Health Journalism Program, an annual fellowship program for reporters and editors from both states. The program involves a cooperative effort among … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Receives $590,000 Grant to Host Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes

Columbia, Mo. (April 16, 2007) — The American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has awarded the Missouri School of Journalism $590,000 over the next three years to host an innovative training program for high school journalism advisers nationwide. From July 8-20, the School will offer its first Reynolds High School Journalism … Continued