Missouri University Journalism Workshop
Associate Professor Laura Johnson, left, and WCBS Newsradio 880 anchor Levon Putney meet with 2019 MUJW workshoppers in the RJI Futures Lab to discuss story ideas.

Summer Dates: June 20-26, 2020

Application Deadline: April 24, 2020

Register today!

The MUJW workshop will allow students to investigate and develop packages across many areas of coverage. Students will be immersed in learning The Missouri Method of journalism at the world’s oldest journalism school. Working in The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute as well as having exposure to the Columbia Missourian and KOMU TV-8, mid-Missouri’s local NBC affiliate, students will have the opportunity to learn from teaching professionals in the industry while getting the chance to research and develop original story ideas for the Urban Pioneer, MUJW’s online publication.

Original reporting experience will give students real newsroom skills and allow for more creative work. Since not all assignments pan out, visiting journalists and faculty will have information on current issues that can generate more ideas for coverage. We will also focus on accuracy and covering diverse communities that are often left out of the news coverage.

During the workshop, participants stay in a Mizzou residence hall which is staffed with residence hall counselors. Participants eat at Plaza 900 dining hall for breakfast and dinner.

Student work may be published on the MUJW Urban Pioneer website and in the School’s professional, real-world, award-winning news outlets:


For more information, please contact Ron Kelley.