Missouri School of Journalism Launches New Investigative Fellowship Program To Support Authors

Missouri School of Journalism students will work directly with authors through graduate assistantships or as part of their coursework, getting hands-on experience in the techniques, methods and ethics of investigative journalism. Christopher Leonard, BJ ’98, will serve as executive director of the program. The Watchdog Writers Group will provide stipends to authors and give students … Continued

Hands-On Investigative Reporting Project Leads Missouri Attorney General to Launch New Probe

During their senior year at Mizzou, Kyra Haas and Aviva Okeson-Haberman began developing a story that took their reporting in unanticipated directions, requiring them to file multiple Sunshine Law requests after they noticed a disparity between the data and their anecdotal experiences speaking directly with Missourians who had attempted to use the state’s adult abuse … Continued

3 Missouri Journalism students awarded Dow Jones News Fund internships

Missouri students Theo DeRosa, Ashley Jones and Yue Stella Yu are among 79 undergraduate and graduate students chosen nationwide for a highly prestigious Dow Jones News Fund data and business internship this summer. Program includes paid summer internship and $1,000 scholarship for returning students. Columbia, Mo. (May 14, 2019) — Three Missouri School of Journalism … Continued

Journalism Students Gain Hands-On Experience While Providing Statehouse Coverage to News Outlets Across the State

For nearly 50 years, the Missouri State Reporting Program has offered J-School students an opportunity to get real-world reporting experiences while providing a vital service to news organizations that otherwise would be unable to offer coverage of the activities of the Missouri State Legislature in Jefferson City. Undergraduate Reporters Provide Political News for 226 MPA … Continued

NewsPro Names Associate Professor Mark Horvit a 2019 Noteworthy Journalism Educator

Associate Professor Mark Horvit was named one of Journalism’s top 10 educators in the nation for his dedication to investigative journalism. Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 28, 2019) — Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Mark Horvit was named one of 10 journalism’s top educators in the nation for his dedication to investigative journalism. Crain’s NewsPro named … Continued

Senior Kaitlin Washburn Receives $1,000 Jane Geisse Scholarship in Investigative Reporting

Senior Kaitlin Washburn is the winner of the $1,000 Jane Geisse Scholarship in Investigative Reporting, a form of reporting she says she has been passionate about her entire life. Scholarship Recognizes Reporters Dedicated to Bringing Light to Issues Impacting the Public Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 6, 2018) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Kaitlin Washburn has received … Continued

Senior Claire Mitzel Awarded $2,500 Homer L. Hall Scholarship

Winner of the 2019 Homer L. Hall Scholarship, senior Claire Mitzel grew up reading local newspapers, saw the value of their role as community watchdog and hopes to put her #MizzouMade investigative journalism skills to good use. The Scholarship Honors a Former Missouri High School Newspaper Adviser Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 20, 2018) — Missouri School … Continued

Missourian Wins 64 Missouri Press Association Awards

Staffed primarily by Missouri Journalism students, the Columbia Missourian regularly beats out the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star and Columbia Tribune for state journalism awards. Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2018) — The Columbia Missourian, including Vox Magazine, won 64 awards Saturday in the Missouri Press Association‘s 2018 Better Newspaper Contest. The Missourian competed in … Continued