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

A grant of $1.1. million from The 11th Hour Project is the second received by the Missouri-based Watchdog Writers Group and will support the WWG’s investigative reporting fellowship and training lab. Funding will support authors and students to produce high impact investigative print reporting projects. Columbia, Mo. (June 25, 2020) — Watchdog Writers Group, a … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Launches New Investigative Fellowship Program To Support Authors

Missouri School of Journalism students will work directly with authors through graduate assistantships or as part of their coursework, getting hands-on experience in the techniques, methods and ethics of investigative journalism. Christopher Leonard, BJ ’98, will serve as executive director of the program. The Watchdog Writers Group will provide stipends to authors and give students … Continued

Hands-On Investigative Reporting Project Leads Missouri Attorney General to Launch New Probe

During their senior year at Mizzou, Kyra Haas and Aviva Okeson-Haberman began developing a story that took their reporting in unanticipated directions, requiring them to file multiple Sunshine Law requests after they noticed a disparity between the data and their anecdotal experiences speaking directly with Missourians who had attempted to use the state’s adult abuse … Continued

Senior Kaitlin Washburn Receives $1,000 Jane Geisse Scholarship in Investigative Reporting

Senior Kaitlin Washburn is the winner of the $1,000 Jane Geisse Scholarship in Investigative Reporting, a form of reporting she says she has been passionate about her entire life. Scholarship Recognizes Reporters Dedicated to Bringing Light to Issues Impacting the Public Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 6, 2018) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Kaitlin Washburn has received … Continued

Workshop Equips High Schoolers with Investigative Reporting Skills

High school students from across the U.S. took a deep dive into research and reporting during the inaugural Missouri Investigative Journalism Workshop held at the Missouri School of Journalism with support from Investigative Reporters and Editors, which is headquartered at the School. By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (June 29, 2018) — A group of high … Continued

Investigating Success

Missouri School of Journalism Guided Future Wall Street Journal Reporter By Janie Booth Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 6, 2017) — In December, it will have been three years since Allison Prang walked across the stage and received her diploma from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She will be marking the occasion in her new … Continued

2 Master’s Students Selected for Dow Jones News Fund Data Journalism Program

Master’s students Alexander Derosier and Iuliia Alieva, selected for Dow Jones News Fund summer internships, are among 18 students who will work as data journalists in newsrooms across the country. School, Investigative Reporters and Editors to Serve as National Training Site for Summer Interns By Yue Tang Columbia, Mo. (March. 9, 2017) — Two Missouri … Continued

Alumna Who Led Panama Papers Project Wins International Award

Marina Walker Guevara, MA ’05, Will Moderate a Panel on Investigative Reporting Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 30, 2016) — The Alfred Friendly Foundation will present Marina Walker Guevara, MA ’05, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, with the Susan Talalay Award for Outstanding Journalism on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Washington, D.C. The Alfred … Continued

Students Create New Guide to Covering Race and Hunger

Reporting Stories Hidden in Plain Sight Provides Resources for Journalists Columbia, Mo. (July 27, 2016) — A new online guide to help journalists covering race and hunger is now available on the Reporting Stories Hidden in Plain Sight website. The site was produced by Missouri School of Journalism students in a semester-long capstone course, in cooperation … Continued