Friends of the Facts conference at Missouri School of Journalism promotes media literacy through conversations with national experts

Professor Kathy Kiely, right, Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, speaks with her panelists June 27, 2022, during her virtual Friends of the Facts seminar. With her in the RJI studio are, left to right, Jason Artman, an Illinois high school teacher; Shawn Healy, Illinois iCivics; and Rep. Jim Murphy, a member of the Missouri … Continued

Newsrooms come together to tackle problem of digital news preservation

Background photo: Massimo Botturi | Unsplash By Austin Fitzgerald Leadership from each of the Missouri School of Journalism’s professional media outlets gathered together in a conference room in late April, no small feat for a group in charge of “feeding the beast” of news media day after day while also juggling teaching responsibilities at the … Continued

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