Missouri Investigative Journalism Workshop

The Missouri School of Journalism launches a new summer workshop opportunity in 2018 with the Missouri Investigative Journalism Workshop.

Learn how investigative journalists find information, track people down, conduct better interviews, analyze data and find great stories. You’ll leave with skills you need to do your own investigations. The workshop is taught by investigative reporters who have worked at top news organizations such as The New York Times and by experienced MU faculty.

Highlights include:

  • How to use the web and social media to find information and background people.
  • How to conduct better interviews that get people talking to you.
  • How to analyze data to pull meaning from numbers and lists.
  • How to tell better stories.
  • How to find better story ideas.

Application to this workshop is competitive and selective so it is imperative for applicants to complete all areas of the application process fully. Please adhere to the application deadline of April 28, 2018. 

Details:

  • When: June 24-28, 2018
  • Where: Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo.
  • Cost: $700. Includes workshop activities, on-campus lodging, meals and local transportation. Scholarships available.
  • Application Deadline: April 28, 2018

Steps to complete:

  1. Fill out the entire application and upload all work samples.
  2. Submit.
  3. Send the $25 non-refundable application fee* (either check or money order) to:
    Office of Student Development, Diversity & Inclusion181B Gannett Hall

    Missouri School of Journalism

    Columbia, MO 65211-1200

  4. Questions? Contact:
    Professor Mark Horvit
    817-726-1621, horvitm@missouri.edu

In order to apply, you will have to create an account on submittable.com through the link on the instruction sheet. Be prepared to supply your best examples of journalistic work. We require three writing samples and up to three more work samples showcasing your abilities in photo, broadcast, podcast, online, or other types of media. If you do not have journalistic writing samples, we will accept academic writing as well.

You can access the application through this link:

For more information contact Mark Horvit, horvitm@missouri.edu.