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Featured Profile: Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit helps journalists search for truth.

Horvit has made a name for himself in the field of investigative journalism. Investigative reporters deeply examine a single topic of interest, such as crime rings or corporate wrongdoing, and may spend weeks or months on a project. Following a successful career as an investigative reporter and editor for major metropolitan publications including the Houston Post and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, in 2010 Horvit began his service at Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). Headquartered at the Missouri School of Journalism, IRE is a professional organization of journalists working to improve the quality of investigative reporting. As its executive director, Horvit oversaw training, conferences and services for more than 5,000 members worldwide.

At MU, Horvit teaches investigative reporting and leads the journalism school’s State Government Reporting Program. In that role, he coordinates efforts of the school’s professional newsrooms, which also function as hands-on learning laboratories for students, to refine state house coverage. Under Horvit’s leadership, the Missouri School of Journalism is creating a new model for reporting legislative news and activities.

Mark Horvit is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. He is on the board of directors at the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the board of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

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