Kat Duncan

As Director of Innovation Kat Duncan runs RJI’s innovative initiatives, programs and workshops. This includes the Student Innovation Competition, the Professional Fellowship program, the Student Innovation Fellowship program and the Women in Journalism Workshop. She also leads the innovation team, student staff and partnership projects with local newsrooms, organizations and individuals. She also teaches at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her mission is to move journalism forward through collaborations that can provide free, accessible, open source, practical and timely resources for journalists, newsrooms and communities who need them.

Duncan’s career before coming to RJI was in visual departments at newspapers across the country as a photojournalist, video producer, photo editor and manager.

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Current Projects:

Building out Agenda Watch with Big Local News

Building a source diversity tracking tool with Chalkbeat

Supporting 3 startup newsrooms with Tiny News Collective

Building Development Trackers w/ Outlier Media

Past Projects:

Black News and Views

JSafe app

Automating calendars for small newsrooms

Optimizing paywalls for readers