Introducing your friendly Missouri statehouse press corps
May 8, 2010 by Chris Dunn
The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.
Here’s a (kinda) sneak peek at my final capstone project. It’s my last undertaking in the Missouri School of Journalism since, in exactly one week, I’ll be graduating and hightailing it to the Poynter Institute as one of its 2010 College Fellows. So — what exactly am I doing for my project?
Well… I won’t disclose everything right now. But here’s the cast of characters.
Chad Livengood, a Springfield News-Leader reporter who is currently reporting on his third legislative session in Jefferson City.
Virginia Young, who directs the Jefferson City bureau for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and who's been reporting there for 20ish years.
Phill Brooks, director of Missouri Digital News...
Okay, here's Phill again. He's affiliated with KMOX in St. Louis as well as The Columbia Missourian, and he's been reporting in the Capitol since 1972/3.
Tony Messenger, who I think is in his third year at Jefferson City for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Jason Noble, who's reported three legislative sessions for the Kansas City Star.
Of course, these journalists aren’t the complete statehouse press corps — but they represent the newspaper/print side of things. And they are the subjects of my capstone project.
I’ll reveal more on Thursday — because that’s when this project is due!