Michael Grunwald writing book on environmental crises with support from Reynolds Journalism Institute

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 25, 2021) — Michael Grunwald is a 2021 Fellow of the Watchdog Writers Group, which provides monetary support and other assistance to journalists who are writing books that prioritize investigative journalism and in-depth reporting. The WWG is a nonprofit institute within the Missouri School of Journalism’s Reynolds Journalism Institute. … Continued

Shoshana Walter exposing exploitation-for-profit of people with addictions

With support from the Watchdog Writers Group at the Missouri School of Journalism, Walter is telling the stories of a mistreated and oft-overlooked segment of society Shoshana Walter, a 2021 Watchdog Writers Group (WWG) Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter, is working on a book about the many problems plaguing the country’s addiction treatment system and … Continued

Reynolds Journalism Institute awards funding support to two ongoing faculty research projects

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 13, 2021) — The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) today announced the winners of this year’s faculty funding support, which provides $25,000 for research at the Missouri School of Journalism that is of interest to the news or strategic communications industries. This year’s awardees are Janet Saidi and Alicia Haywood … Continued

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