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 Emerging Tech & Innovation 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 the communities they serve,

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Duncan came to RJI from the San Francisco Chronicle where she was a photo editor, photographer, videographer and manager.

Current Projects:

Topical Collaborations for community-centered newsrooms w/ INN

Building out Agenda Watch with Big Local News

The RJI News Founders program

Building Development Trackers w/ Outlier Media

Past Projects:

Source Diversity Tracking Tool

Black News and Views

JSafe app

Optimizing paywalls for readers