Missouri School of Journalism

Founded in 1908, the Missouri School of Journalism is known as the first and finest journalism school in the world.

Your gifts help shape the school’s excellence. Globally renowned faculty members are attracted to MU because of privately endowed chairs and fellowships. Generous alumni have created hundreds of scholarships that help recruit the brightest students from around the world. All of our buildings were constructed largely with private funds.

As information technology evolves and the media market shifts, the Missouri School of Journalism strives to maintain its leadership in journalism education. Your support is critical to strengthening the quality of the hallmark hands-on learning model known as the Missouri Method.

Now is the time to help preserve the prestigious school’s standards of excellence.

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Contact Us:

Colin KilpatrickColin Kilpatrick
Exec. Director of Advancement

Journalism Annual Fund

Your gift to the Journalism Annual Fund is particularly powerful because it gives the school and our faculty the flexibility to both meet ongoing needs and target opportunities that can further enrich the educational experiences of all students. Gifts of all sizes are needed to meet the growing needs of the Missouri School of Journalism and to maintain a strong tradition of academic excellence.

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Journalism Scholarship Fund

Financing a college education can be challenging. Support for the Journalism Scholarship Fund helps open doors to capable students with financial need and encourages outstanding students to choose the Missouri School of Journalism over other leading journalism programs. Approximately 65 percent of the school’s enrollment hails from outside the state of Missouri, and the reputation of the school continues to be a premier calling card for Mizzou.

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Journalism Unrestricted Endowment

The Journalism Unrestricted Endowment provides annual earnings that give us flexibility in changing times and allow the Dean of Journalism and current and future faculties to take advantage of opportunities that help us lead journalism education. By supporting the Journalism Unrestricted Endowment, you demonstrate that the Missouri School of Journalism is greater than the sum of its parts. Your gift will benefit all areas of the school forever.

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Columbia Missourian Endowment

The heart and soul of the school’s editorial programs, the Columbia Missourian has served as the training ground for thousands of working journalists around the world for more than a century. As newspapers grapple with audience shifts to emerging media, the Missourian is uniquely positioned to explore new ways of gathering and disseminating information. Your gift will support the Missourian not only as a learning laboratory for aspiring journalists, but also as an innovation incubator for the news industry.

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Journalism Library Enhancement Fund

The Frank Lee Martin Journalism Library at the Missouri School of Journalism houses the largest academic collection of journalism-related materials in the world. This includes more than 26,000 print volumes on site, 50,000 digital newspaper titles, 45,000 electronic journals and 350 online databases. Support of the Journalism Library Enhancement Fund will help preserve the history and tools of the profession, but also provide access to a universe of emerging information for students, scholars and practitioners throughout the world.

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Journalism Technology Gift Fund

The Missouri Method of learning by doing distinguishes us from all other schools of journalism. It is essential that we keep pace with emerging technologies in our learning laboratories, which include the Columbia Missourian, KOMU-TV, KBIA-FM, Vox, the Global Journalist and Mojo Ad. Your support of the Journalism Technology Gift Fund ensures that students in our media outlets and communication agencies learn with state-of-the-art equipment and digital tools that prepare them to enter a rapidly evolving workforce.

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Journalism Graduate Program Gift Fund

The Missouri School of Journalism is a leader in journalism education and research. The school awarded the world’s first master’s degree in journalism in 1921 and the first doctorate in journalism in 1934. Gifts to the Journalism Graduate Program support our students in their professional projects and master’s and dissertation research. Funds also underwrite travel to conferences and provide resources for the school’s graduate online degree programs in Health Communication, Interactive Media, Media Management and Strategic Communication.

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Reynolds Journalism Institute Gift Fund

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, dedicated in 2008, engages media professionals, scholars and citizens in programs aimed at improving the practice and understanding of journalism in democratic societies. RJI generates and tests new techniques and new thinking that promise to improve journalism. Your gift to the Reynolds Journalism Institute Gift Fund provides resources to test and demonstrate new technologies and experiment with new approaches to producing, designing and delivering news, information and advertising.

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