Food insecurity is a popular topics among journalists. Having gone through convergence reporting and then being a project manager at the Missouri School of Journalism, I learn that practically every student pitches a story on hunger. We might as well have a countdown to every year’s Missouri Hunger Atlas.
You don’t have to convince me that this is a very important topic. Obviously it’s something that people in the mid-Missouri community struggle with and something reporters sometimes struggle with explaining or when sensitively talking to sources.
So as an ongoing project, I’d like to start a resource link collection that can help journalists covering food insecurity in different ways. I’ll start with Columbia resources and over time expand to Boone County, then mid-Missouri, etc.
Please feel free to share this with anyone you know who is interested in the topic or covering the topic for the media. Also please feel free to comment, email me or tweet at me with any suggestions about more resources to include even if outside of Columbia, Missouri.