The White House Correspondents’ Association supported seven graduate students ($2,500 per student) to study in Washington, DC for a semester, as part of the University of Missouri’s well-established program. The University waived the balance of the tuition in return.
Travis Hartman worked as a photographer and photo editor for a number of newspapers and magazines before enrolling in graduate school at the University of Missouri from which he will graduate in May. He studies data visualization and is the recipient of a Knight Prototype Grant to research sensor journalism. Travis is completing his graduate project at Graphicacy where his duties include data acquisition, cleaning, and analysis. He is interested in interactive design and programming with an eye toward storytelling and data visualization.