Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil

Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil

  Senior Information Specialist
  Reynolds Journalism Institute
  Columbia, Missouri


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Join Date: June 10, 2015


Last Visit: April 30, 2021

Last Activity: May 6, 2021

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About Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil

Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil’s role is to create and edit materials for digital and print publications to inform Reynolds Journalism Institute audiences of RJI’s activities and impact. She is also responsible for providing content for RJI’s website, print/digital newsletters and brochures and handling media inquiries.

Nelson-Pallikkathayil has a passion for small-town newspapers. Before joining RJI’s communications team, she served as the news editor of the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune, a weekly newspaper in south-central Iowa. As one of only two in the newsroom, Nelson-Pallikkathayil was in charge of creating all editorial content, shooting photography and designing the weekly newspaper and special issues. She covered every beat except sports. Nelson-Pallikkathayil also managed the newspaper’s Facebook page and website.

Prior to that, she worked as a reporter/photographer for the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune (3 times a week), a newspaper in northwest Iowa and the North Platte Telegraph (daily), a newspaper in western Nebraska.

Nelson-Pallikkathayil earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Iowa State University in 2007.

She resides in Columbia, Missouri, with her husband, Jothi, and stepdaughter, Jazzmyn, and their two pets. She enjoys cooking new recipes, reading, hiking, riding horses, spending time with her family and volunteering at her church and for other various ministries.

Got a story idea for RJI? Email Jennifer or message her on Twitter @nelsonjennRJI!

Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil was a senior information specialist at RJI from 2012 to 2021. Previously, she was the news editor of the Osceola (Iowa) Sentinel-Tribune.

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