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

Journalism Students Produce 10-Part Series on Book Challenges in Missouri’s Public Schools

The “Unfit to Read” Project Provides Hands-on Experience with Sunshine Requests Columbia, Mo. (July 25, 2012) — Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in a Missouri School of Journalism course have produced a 10-part series about book challenges in the state’s public schools. The investigative report, recently published in the Columbia Missourian, includes three interactive graphics. … Continued

Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News Reporter Wins Darrell Sifford Memorial Prize in Journalism

Julia O’Malley’s Series Chronicles a Woman’s Struggle to Overcome Heroin Addiction Columbia, Mo. (June 7, 2011) — An award-winning reporter and columnist at the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News is the 2011 winner of the Darrell Sifford Memorial Prize in Journalism, an award administered by the Missouri School of Journalism. The annual award and $2,000 prize … Continued

Alumna Barbara Laker, BJ ’79, Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

By Lauren Walsh Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (April 28, 2010) — Missouri School of Journalism alumna Barbara Laker, BJ ’79, and her colleague Wendy Ruderman have won a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. The winning work, “Tainted Justice,” was a yearlong series by the Philadelphia Daily News that exposed the questionable tactics of a … 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

Missouri Journalism Student Documents Wrongful Conviction

In fall 2006 Ben Poston enrolled in an intermediate writing class, hoping to learn how to be a better writer. His assignment, a potential wrongful conviction case, continued well beyond the course, the completion of his master’s project and graduation. In February 2009, more than two years after the start of his work, Josh Kezer … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Columbia, Mo. (March 14, 2008) — The Missouri School of Journalism welcomed two new faculty members for the winter 2008 semester. Mark Horvit joined the journalism studies faculty as an associate professor and executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and Karen Mitchell joined the convergence journalism faculty as an assistant professor. Horvit serves as the … Continued