Roger Gafke

  • Director, Program Development
  • Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Missouri School of Journalism

Gafke is professor emeritus at the Missouri School of Journalism and director of program development for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. In that role, he builds partnerships for research projects, programs and funding from corporations, foundations, associations and individuals who share RJI's priority to advance the practice of journalism. Gafke has expanded the international programs and relationships for the School of Journalism. His work also has emphasized the use of the Internet and related digital technologies for training, education, journalism and public relations. He has created Web-based training programs, commercial Web sites, an award-winning Web and e-mail solicitation project, training videos and audio cassettes, newsletters, articles and other print support pieces. Before joining the faculty in 1968, Gafke served as a radio news director, newspaper city editor, public information officer for the U.S. Air Force and as a political science instructor.