Missouri School of Journalism’s Watchdog Writers Group announces new fellows and student reporters

Authors and students will produce books and articles on climate change and agriculture, the big business of addiction recovery, and the America’s housing crisis and credit system. The Missouri School of Journalism has selected its second class of authors to receive its Watchdog Writers Group fellowship, a $50,000 annual stipend that will allow the journalists … Continued

Community newsrooms gain support on innovative work with RJI Student Innovation Fellowships

By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Nine students from the Missouri School of Journalism plan to partner with local newsrooms from across the country to tackle innovative projects this summer as part of the Student Innovation Fellowship program at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. RJI is headquartered at the Missouri School of Journalism. The projects will focus … Continued

RJI names Kat Duncan its new director of innovation

RJI Senior Editor Kat Duncan has been named the new director of innovation at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. She will also serve as an assistant professor of professional practice on the Missouri School of Journalism faculty. Her appointment is effective immediately. Duncan, who joined RJI in 2017, … Continued

Pictures of the Year competition judging kicks off Feb. 16 in record-breaking year

POY77 Daily Life Picture Story Award of Excellence: Aristide Economopoulos by Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil It’s a year like none other for the 78th annual Pictures of the Year judging competition, which kicks off Feb. 16 with almost double the amount of judges as normal, virtual judging and a record breaking number of photos submitted. Entrants submitted … Continued

RJI searches for School of Journalism students to pair with local newsrooms on innovative projects

By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Missouri School of Journalism students and recent graduates will be pairing up with local news outlets this summer to work together on innovative projects as part of the 12-week RJI Student Innovation Fellowship. Students and recent graduates can apply between Monday, Jan. 18 and Friday, Feb. 26. Newsroom partners are also needed … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism production studio at RJI receives facelift

By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 5, 2020) — The production studio at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism has received a facelift. Thanks to the upgrades, staff will now be able to deliver a product more in line with what audiences are accustomed to seeing online and on … Continued

RJI Student Innovation Fellowship program helps Missouri School of Journalism graduate land audience strategy job at The Times in U.K.

Alumna Laura Murgatroyd, BA ’20, credits the hands-on Missouri Method of journalism training for he landing an audience strategy job at The Times and the Sunday Times in the United Kingdom. School emphasizes hands-on learning method Columbia, Mo. (August 19, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism graduate Laura Murgatroyd, BA ’20, said recent hands-on training … Continued

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