Kat Duncan

Director of Innovation • The Reynolds Journalism Institute • Columbia, MO
Last edited January 24, 2022

Kat Duncan is the Director of Innovation at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. In this position she runs the Student Innovation Competition, the Professional Fellowship program, the Student Innovation Fellowship program, manages the innovation lab staff and produces the series Innovation in Focus. She also founded the Women in Journalism Workshop and leads partnership projects with organizations and newsrooms who want to partner to build tools, platforms, training or other innovative initiatives that will not only benefit the newsrooms but the industry at large. Duncan came to RJI from the San Francisco Chronicle, where she served as a photo and video editor, video producer and photographer. 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.