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

Journalism students encouraged to conduct undergraduate research, explore new opportunities

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 25, 2021) — To some, the word “research” might conjure up images of people in white lab coats wielding syringes and studying bacteria, but each year, students at the Missouri School of Journalism take part in undergraduate research that breaks the mold. Through a variety of scholarly programs that … 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

A glimpse into the future of media: Missouri School of Journalism brings news outlets together into ‘one newsroom’

The second floor of Lee Hills Hall underwent demolition and renovation during the summer of 2021 in order to accommodate the School’s new shared newsroom concept. | Photo: Nate Brown By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 19, 2021) —The journalism landscape has changed dramatically in the last two decades, with everything from online news, social … Continued

2020 College Photographer of the Year Yehyun Kim shares advice to students entering contest

Kim’s photo story “After the Rain,” featured in her award-winning portfolio, follows the life of a Missouri famer, Stephen Diederich, dealing with his mother’s dementia, and eventually her death. “I knew it was a tough business from a little boy on just seeing how hard the other farmers work,” he said. “But I always have … Continued