Kat Duncan

Kat Duncan

Journalism Futures Lab

  Interim Director of Innovation
  Reynolds Journalism Institute


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Group Title: Editors

Join Date: August 17, 2017


Last Visit: November 23, 2020

Last Activity: November 24, 2020

Total Entries: 166


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About Kat Duncan

Kat Duncan is the Interim Director of Innovation at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. In this position she runs the Student Innovation Competition (bit.ly/rjicomp21), 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/WIJ2021) which is now in it’s fourth year! She also 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 in Science with a focus in photojournalism from Boston University and a bachelor’s of fine arts degree from the University of California, Irvine with a minor in digital media.

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


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