Debra Mason Named Director of Center for Religion, the Professions and the Public

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 8, 2006) — Debra L. Mason, a nationally recognized, award-winning and widely published specialist in religion journalism, has been named the new director of the Center for Religion, the Professions and the Public at the Missouri School of Journalism. The Center’s research and teaching seeks to advance religious literacy and public knowledge of America’s … Continued

Missouri SPJ Student Chapter Receives $1,000 Grant for Ethics Week

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 20, 2006) — The student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at the Missouri School of Journalism recently received a $1,000 grant to host a program for Ethics Week. The monies will help sponsor a weeklong focus on the topic of “Seek Truth and Report It” during SPJ Ethics Week, April 24-29. … Continued

MU Center Awarded $1.5 Million Renewal Grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14, 2005) — The Center for Religion, the Professions, and the Public at the University of Missouri-Columbia has received a $1.5-million renewal grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The grant will allow the Center to continue studying issues in the professions related to America’s increasing religious and cultural diversity. The Center was established in 2003 … Continued

Knight Foundation Awards $2.28 Million Grant to School and Committee of Concerned Journalists

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 31, 2005) — The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded a $2.28 million grant to the Committee of Concerned Journalists and the Missouri School of Journalism. The three-year grant will support the CCJ’s Traveling Curriculum and constitutes the Committee’s first step to joining the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. The Reynolds Journalism Institute … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Establish New Home, Expand Scope for NFOIC

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 6, 2005) — The Missouri School of Journalism’s Freedom of Information Center is receiving a $1.7 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to establish a new home for the National Freedom of Information Coalition and expand its ability to support state groups. The grant will ensure that nonprofit freedom-of-information groups are represented in … Continued

Journalism-Law Research Study Receives $49,000 Grant

Columbia, Mo. (March 11, 2004) — A joint journalism and law research study on domestic violence recently received a $49,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety to continue its work. The original research study began in 2002 and looked at law enforcement responses to cases of domestic violence in Missouri. The study was … Continued

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grant Largest Ever for University of Missouri

$31 Million Grant to Establish Journalism Institute Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2004) — The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation announced today the awarding of $31 million to the Missouri School of Journalism for the creation of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, a center that will focus on advanced studies of journalism and its role in democratic societies. … Continued

School Secures Two New Grants for Health Communication Projects

Columbia, Mo. (May 20, 2003) — The Missouri School of Journalism is emerging as a national leader in health communications research. In April alone the School secured $850,000 in federal grant money to fund cancer communication research projects. Professor Glen Cameron, PhD, who holds the Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research and teaches strategic … Continued

Knight Professional-in-Residence Editing Fellowship Announced

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 17, 2003) — You’re a newsroom assigning editor or team leader who loves the work but longs for the time and chance to pursue new ideas. Maybe you want to take a creative risk or handle a big project a different way. Or you’re a senior reporter who’d like to try your … Continued