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Using This Guide

A University of Missouri logo with a gold M and U stacked vertically, outlined in blackJournalism is the process of collecting, verifying, curating, interpreting and presenting information about the world by ethical storytellers of the highest quality. Since the world's stories are diverse, a vast number of resources and communication methods must be used to document them. This guide offers assistance in increasing knowledge through film and documentaries.

The tabs above will direct you to subject pages populated with valuable resources for writing, researching and creating films and documentaries.

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Journalism Quick Links

Method M Films & the Johnathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism

243 Walter Williams Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

Phone: 573-882-0698

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI)

401 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201

Phone: 573-884-9121


Missouri School of Journalism at MU

120 Neff Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

Phone: 573-882-1908


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Vera Elwood
Head, Journalism Library
103A Reynolds Journalism Institute
Phone: 573-882-6591

Sandy Schiefer
Journalism Librarian
103B Reynolds Journalism Institute
Phone: 573-882-0660