Kat Duncan

Kat Duncan

Journalism Futures Lab

  Interim Director of Innovation
  Reynolds Journalism Institute


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Telephone: 573-884-9143

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Member ID: 4089

Group Title: Editors

Join Date: August 17, 2017


Last Visit: September 23, 2020

Last Activity: September 24, 2020

Total Entries: 145


Timezone: America/Chicago


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About Kat Duncan

Kat Duncan is the Interim Director of Innovation for the Innovation & Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. In this position she runs the Student Innovation Competition (bit.ly/Innovate20), our flexible fellowship program (rjionline.org/fellowships), manages the innovation lab staff & student journalists and produces our monthly web series Innovation in Focus. She founded the Women in Journalism Workshop (bit.ly/WIJ2020) which is now in it’s third year! And leads partnership projects with organizations and newsrooms who want to partner to build tools, create innovative content or help their newsroom use emerging tech.

She also teaches and coordinates Fundamentals of Multimedia at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Duncan came to RJI from the San Francisco Chronicle, where she served as a photo and video editor, video producer and photographer. She led the Chronicle newsroom in producing mobile video and ran the visual intern program. While at the Chronicle she won Photo Editor of the Year (team category) in NPPA’s annual Best of Photojournalism contest and received many awards for her visual work from the National Press Photographers Association.

Previously, Duncan worked in visual journalism positions at newspapers in Utah, New York and Texas. She led visual teams at these newspapers, created mobile video training and worked as staff photographer and videographer.

She earned a master’s degree in photojournalism from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of California, Irvine with a minor in digital media.

Kat Duncan is the interim Director of Innovation of RJI. She runs the fellowship program, student competition, founded the WIJ Workshop and produces Innovation in Focus.


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