Newest class of RJI Student Innovation Fellows to help newsrooms develop inventive solutions this summer

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 9, 2023) — Six students at the Missouri School Journalism have been selected for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s (RJI) Student Innovation Fellowships program. They will work at local news organizations around the country this summer to gain hands-on experience with a wide variety of innovative newsroom projects. … Continued

How to slow an exodus of women television journalists

Systemic changes are needed to prevent burnout and create safe environments By Kaili Ward Kaili Ward conducted this research project as part of her work to earn a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. Kaili is a former multimedia journalist who currently works in the public relations industry. She didn’t sign up for … Continued

RJI Student Innovation Competition finalists using inventive journalism tools to connect communities with important services

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2022) — Nine teams from universities around the country are competing as finalists in the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s 2023 Student Innovation Competition at the Missouri School of Journalism. Each team is addressing a local need in their community through service journalism and related efforts that connect people with … Continued

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