As Director of Innovation Kat Duncan runs RJI’s innovative initiatives, programs and workshops. This includes the RJI Student Innovation Competition, the RJI 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 all over the country. She has been a photojournalist, video producer, photo editor and manager.