Jenner

Mike Jenner

Mike Jenner, an award-winning editor with a strong history of innovation, is the Houston Harte Endowed Chair at the Missouri School of Journalism. Jenner focuses on innovation’s role in journalism.

In 2010 Jenner joined the faculty from The Bakersfield Californian, the family-owned community daily newspaper where he was a leader for almost 17 years, 11 of them as top editor.

Jenner works closely with all areas at the School and Missouri’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, a world-class center for researching and testing new models of journalism. He is involved in teaching, research and in identifying, testing and promoting new business models and approaches to journalism.

Jenner joined The Californian in 1993 as managing editor. He launched the company’s interactive media division, developing Bakersfield.com. He was then appointed top editor. Under his leadership, The Californian became known as a champion of watchdog reporting and a feisty local paper. Through a focus on transparency and ethics, Jenner helped develop an enduring bond with readers.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Mike Jenner

Recent stories from Mike Jenner

Were Missouri protesters upset Paris attacks stole their spotlight?

Shortly after this month's deadly attacks in Paris, several articles from conservative blogs reported that protesters from the University of Missouri were angry that the terrorist attacks directed the national spotlight away from race relations and recent events at MU.

No proof tweets about Paris attacks came from Missouri student protesters

A website headlined a recent story, "Un-effing believable! Mizzou protesters are angry Paris terror attacks stole their media spotlight!!!" But is the account accurate? We took a closer look.

Welcoming PolitiFact Missouri (properly pronounced MIZZ-ER-AH, we believe)

Bad news for Missouri politicians prone to making outrageous or unsubstantiated claims: PolitiFact is now watching.

The Truth-O-Meter arrives in Missouri

We've got bad news for Missouri politicians prone to making outrageous or unsubstantiated claims: PolitiFact is now watching.

The Truth-O-Meter arrives in Missouri

We've got bad news for Missouri politicians prone to making outrageous or unsubstantiated claims: PolitiFact is now watching.