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.
John O’Connor, Jr. completed his graduate project last fall with the NBC News Political Unit. While there he penned an array of campaign and election-related stories during the 2014 midterms. He completed his graduate degree from the Missouri School of Journalism in December and is now employed at NBC News in Washington, D.C. John aspires to cover the 2016 presidential election and continue his career in the nation’s capital as a political reporter.