11th Hour Project awards $1.1 million, 3-year grant to the Journalism School’s fellowship program Watchdog Writers Group

Funding will support authors and students to produce high impact investigative print reporting projects. Columbia, Mo. (June 25, 2020) — Watchdog Writers Group, a Missouri School of Journalism fellowship program, has received a three-year, $1.1. million grant from The Schmidt Family Foundation/The 11th Hour Project to support the group’s investigative reporting fellowship and training lab. … Continued

Mark Horvit to Lead School’s State Government Reporting Program

He Will Create a New Model for Statehouse Coverage, Involve School’s 7 Professional Newsrooms Columbia, Mo. (March 24, 2016) — Dean David Kurpius has named Associate Professor Mark Horvit to lead the School’s State Government Reporting Program in Jefferson City, effective Aug. 15. He succeeds Phill Brooks, who directed the program from 1972 until his … Continued

Investigative Reporting Students Produce 50-Plus Stories for KOMU-TV

Columbia, Mo. (July 22, 2015) — When KOMU-TV sports reporters Jay Wallis and Morgan Uber graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in May, their portfolios included an investigative report that had gained national attention. The story started with the two television journalism seniors looking at how a new football stadium might help St. Louis … Continued

Professor David Herzog Publishes Book on Data Literacy

The Guide Is Geared Toward Those Without Advanced Knowledge of Data Analysis or Statistics By Caroline Murray Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 10. 2015) — A new book by associate Professor David Herzog – “Data Literacy: A User’s Guide” – has been published by SAGE Publications. The book is an introduction to the fundamentals of data analysis, showing readers how … Continued

3 Missouri Journalism Alumni to Lead Upcoming Workshop on Data Journalism

‘Building a Web Scraper’ Will Help Students Learn How to Collect Data Sets from the Internet By Caroline Murray Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2013) – Three Missouri School of Journalism alumni – all experts in advanced data journalism – will help current students learn these skills at an Oct. 10-13 workshop on the University of … Continued

New York Times Reporter Ian Urbina to Team-Teach Course in Obtaining and Using Government Information

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 20, 2012) — Using an innovative teaching model, New York Times national investigative reporter Ian Urbina and Professor Charles Davis will team-teach a course in obtaining and using government information. Urbina will appear weekly via tele-presence and set the agenda, and Davis will operate the course as a “virtual office” in which … Continued