Missouri School of Journalism Faculty, Students and Alumni Present 106 Papers at International Conference; 19 Earn Top Paper Awards

School’s Role in Founding AEJMC Recognized, and Faculty Elected to Leadership Positions

Chicago (Aug. 15, 2012) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni presented a record-breaking 106 peer-reviewed research papers at the recent centennial conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Chicago. In addition, more than 50 of the scholars served as moderators, discussants, panelists and workshop leaders.

AEJMC 2012A total of 19 papers submitted by Missouri journalism faculty, students and alumni received top awards.

The annual paper competition attracted 1,792 submissions from some of the top educators and students in journalism and mass communication from around the world. Of this number, 878, or 49 percent, were accepted for presentation at the conference.

Also at the convention Dean Mills, dean, accepted a plaque on behalf of the School for its role in the founding of AEJMC. And the Newspaper and Online News Division named Brian S. Brooks, associate dean, its Educator of the Year for 2012 during its annual business meeting.

Several Missouri journalism faculty members were elected to leadership positions. Amanda Hinnant is the new vice head of the Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division, Ryan Thomas is the newsletter editor for the Media Ethics Division, and Yong Volz is the new secretary/newsletter editor for the History Division. Tim Vos was appointed to chair an ad hoc committee on AEJMC divisions and interest groups.

Founded in 1912 in Chicago, AEJMC is an international nonprofit organization composed of more than 4,000 faculty, students and administrators at journalism and mass communication schools from 32 different countries. AEJMC is dedicated to providing the means necessary to journalism and mass communication educators and students to foster generations of practitioners and educators dedicated to better professional practices and a more informed public.

Saleem Alhabash Alyssa Appelman Rachel Bailey Bob Britten Renita Coleman Petya Eckler Aimee Edmondson Shahira Fahmy
Michael Fuhlhage Liz Gardner Elizabeth Hendrickson Yusuf Kalyango Jr. Bokyung Kim Anastasia Kononova Liz Lance Joonghwa Lee
Jeongsub Lim Jeremy Littau Dayne Logan Grace Lyden Adam Maksl Doreen Marchionni Michael T. Martinez Yulia Medvedeva
Ray Murray Chad Painter Hyojung Park Mark Poepsel Scott Reinardy Jane Singer Shirley Staples-Carter Miglena Sternadori
Daxton Stewart Alecia Swasy Edson Tandoc Kjerstin Thorson Fred Vultee Brendan R. Watson

Top row, from left: Saleem Alhabash, Alyssa Appelman, Rachel Bailey, Bob Britten, Renita Coleman, Petya Eckler, Aimee Edmondson, Shahira Fahmy. Second row: Michael Fuhlhage, Liz Gardner, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Yusuf Kalyango Jr., Bokyung Kim, Anastasia Kononova, Liz Lance, Joonghwa Lee. Third row: Jeongsub Lim, Jeremy Littau, Dayne Logan, Grace Lyden, Adam Maksl, Doreen Marchionni, Michael T. Martinez, Yulia Medvedeva. Fourth row: Ray Murray, Chad Painter, Hyojung Park, Mark Poepsel, Scott Reinardy, Jane Singer, Shirley Staples-Carter, Miglena Sternadori. Fifth row: Daxton Stewart, Alecia Swasy, Edson Tandoc, Kjerstin Thorson, Fred Vultee, Brendan R. Watson.

Current faculty, students and alumni are identified in bold face. Missouri journalism degrees are listed for alumni.

Advertising Division

    • Third Place Paper. Between “Likes” and “Shares”: Effects of Emotional Appeal and Virality of Social Marketing Messages on Facebook by Saleem Alhabash, MA ’08, PhD ’11, Anna McAlister, Elizabeth Taylor Quilliam, Amy Hagerstrom, Shupei Yuan, Nora Rifon and Jef Richards, Michigan State.
    • The Effect of Tempo in the Background Music of Political Television Spots on Candidates’ Issue Images, Humane Images, and Voters’ Recall by Sang Chon Kim and Doyle Yoon, MA ’99, PhD ’03, Oklahoma.
    • Examining Perceived Control of Navigation and Its Interaction with Perceived Fit in Cause-Sponsorship Leveraging on Corporate Web Sites by Ye Wang, MA ’08, PhD ’11, Missouri-Kansas City.
    • Separating Motivational Activation from Implicit Attitudes in a Food Advertising Context by Rachel Bailey, MA ’08, Indiana.

Chinese Communication Association

    • How Offline Research Furthers Online Research: Understanding the Role of Microblogs in Chinese Journalism by Zhaoxi (Josie) Liu, MA ’04, Iowa.

Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group

    • New Institutionalism and a Business Model for “Social Journalism” by Mark Poepsel, BJ ’02, PhD ’11, Loyola New Orleans.

Civic and Citizen Journalism and Community Journalism Interest Groups

    • African Media and Democratization (Peter Lang, 2011) by Yusuf Kalyango Jr., MA ’04, PhD ’08, Ohio.

Commission on the Status of Women

    • First Place: Student-Faculty Collaboration Paper. How Female and Male J/MC Authors Perceive the Journal Peer Review Process: Differently by Brendan R. Watson, MA ’08, Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Daniel Riffe, North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    • Second Place Faculty Paper. “Catfights” Under the Male Gaze: Framing of the 2010 U.S. House Race Between Kristi Noem and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin by Miglena Sternadori, MA ’05, PhD ’08, South Dakota.

Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Division

    • First Place Faculty Paper. Resistance, Ethnicity and Health: Designing Messages that Reduce Reactance for Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Diabetics by Liz Gardner, PhD ’10, Texas Tech.
    • Third Place Faculty Paper. Use of Social Media by U.S. Hospitals: Benefits and Challenges by Petya Eckler, MA ’05, PhD ’10, Rauf Arif, Erin O’Gara, Iowa.
    • Commenting on Health: A Framing Analysis of User Comments in Response to Health Articles Online by Avery Holton, Na Yeon Lee, Renita Coleman, MA ’97, PhD ’01, Texas at Austin.
    • Fitter with Twitter? The Direct and Efficacy-Mediated Effects of Reading, Writing, and Tweeting Health Messages Online by Rachel Young.
    • Hard times in the Heartland: How Metropolitan Midwest Newspapers Cover Rural Health by Julie Andsager and Petya Eckler, MA ’05, PhD ’10, Iowa.
    • The Impact of HIV PSAs on Attitudes, Behavioral Intentions and Risk Perception as a Function of Evidence Form, Argument Quality, Personal Relevance and Gender by Jueman (Mandy) Zhang, MA ’05, Makana Chock, Gina Chen, Valerie Schweisberger and Yi Wang, New York Institute of Technology.
    • News Media’s Framing of H1N1 and Its Effect on Public Perception by Eun Hae Park.
    • Risk in Risk: Exploring Effects of Multiple Health Risk Situation, Risk Scale and Risk Origin Upon Public’s Perceived Health Risk in News by Gang (Kevin) Han, Iowa State; Juyan Zhang, PhD ’03, Halli Trip and Paul LeBlanc, Texas at San Antonio.
    • Synthetic Biology, Real Issues: U.S. Media Coverage of Synthetic Biology by Marjorie Kruvand, PhD ’08, Loyola Chicago.

Communication Technology Division

    • The Efficacy of State Health Departments to Promote Public Health Messages: The Case of Twitter by Bobby DeMuro, Erin Willis, MA ’08, PhD ’11, and Courtney Meeks, Memphis.
    • Psychological Individual Differences and the U&G of Facebook: The Relationship Between Personality Traits and Motivational Reactivity and the Motivations and Intensity to Use Facebook in Taiwan by Kanni Huang, Michigan State; Anastasia Kononova, American University of Kuwait; Yi-hsuan Chiang, Shih Hsin University; and Saleem Alhabash, MA ’08, PhD 11, Michigan State.
    • Online Health Communities and Chronic Disease Self-Management by Erin Willis, MA ’08, PhD 11, Memphis.
    • Some Effects of Internet Access Among Rural and Small-town Respondents by Adam Maksl, PhD ’12, Alecia Swasy, MA ’11, and Esther Thorson.
    • What’s on Your Mind? What Facebook Users Disclose in their Status Updates and Why by Edson Tandoc and Heather Shoenberger, MA ’06.
    • When Old and New Media Collide: The Case of WikiLeaks by Elizabeth Hindman, Washington State, and Ryan Thomas.

Communication Technology and Methodology Division

    • Beyond Content: Framing through the Roles of Journalists by Lea Hellmueller, Edson Tandoc, Tim Vos.
    • The Gates Around the Book: Applying Gatekeeping Theory to Facebook. Patrick Ferrucci, Edson Tandoc, Adam Maksl, PhD ’12.
    • Incorporating Motivated Cognition into the Extended Parallel Process Models: Integrative Theoretical Essay by Glenn Leshner, Paul Bolls, Anthony Almond.
    • The Reader’s Willingness to Comment on Online News Articles: A Study of the Individual’s Behavioral Responses in Light of Media Effects Theories and Online News by Soo-Kwang Oh, MA ’10, and Xiaoli Nan, Maryland.

Community College Journalism Association, Small Programs Interest Group and Scholastic Journalism Division

    • Cola Wars and Applied Research by Elizabeth Gardner, PhD ’10, Texas Tech
    • Text Your Professor by Miglena Sternadori, MA ’05, PhD ’08, South Dakota.

Community Journalism Interest Group

    • Top Faculty Paper. Undocumented Workers and Immigration Reform: Thematic vs. Episodic Coverage in a Rural Kansas Community Daily by Michael Fuhlhage, MA ’07, Auburn.

Cultural and Critical Studies Division and Visual Communication Division

    • The Utility of the Male Gaze in the Work of Contemporary American Women Photographers by Liz Lance, MA ’11.

Electronic News Division

    • A Digital Juggling Act: New Media’s Impact on the Responsibilities of Local Television Reporters by Anthony Adornato, MA ’12.

Entertainment Studies Interest Group

    • Men on The Wire: A Textual Analysis of “The Most Realistic Depiction of a Newsroom Ever” by Patrick Ferrucci and Chad Painter, MA ’09, PhD ‘12.
    • The Reality of It All: Navigating Racial Stereotypes on Survivor: Cook Islands by Patrick Ferrucci and Margaret Duffy.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Interest Group

    • Covering the Other: A Historical Analysis of the Stonewall Uprising and GLBT Rights Movement by Chad Painter, MA ’09, PhD ’12.

Graduate Student Interest Group

    • Attention Please! Why Facebook Use Is Not Enough to Make People Buy From Facebook Ads by Heather Shoenberger, MA ’06, and Edson Tandoc.
    • Describing the Shared Experiences of Being a High School Journalist: A Phenomenological Study by Adam Maksl, PhD ’12.

History Division

    • Third Place Faculty Paper. A New York Tribune Reporter’s Correspondence, Captivity, and Escape During the American Civil War by Michael Fuhlhage, MA ’07, Auburn.
    • “Ask What You Can Do to the Army”: The Underground G.I. Press During Vietnam by Chad Painter, MA ’09, PhD ’12, and Patrick Ferrucci.
    • Awarding a Revolution: The Penney-Missouri Magazine Awards During Second-Wave Feminism by Dayne Logan, MA ’12, Northwestern College.
    • An Enemy’s Talk of Justice: Japanese Radio Propaganda Against Japanese American Mass Incarceration During World War II by Takeya Mizuno, PhD ’00, Toyo University.
    • Media, Memory, and a Sense of Place: The Nation’s First Washington by Janice Hume, BJ ‘82, MA ’95, PhD ’97, Georgia.
    • The Contradictions of Herbert Hoover: Positive and Negative Liberty in American Broadcasting Policy by Seth Ashley, MA ’02, PhD ’11, Boise State.
    • “To Plead Our Cause” and Make a Profit: The Competitive Environment of the African American Press during World War II by Earnest Perry.

International Communication Division

    • Two Awards: Ecquid Novi African Journalism Studies Award for the Best Journalism Research Paper and the Bob Stevenson Top Paper Competition Award. High Drama on the High Seas: Peace vs. War Journalism Framing of the Mavi Marmara Incident by Britain Eakin and Shahira Fahmy, PhD ’03, Arizona.
    • Third Place Paper. How They Cover the World: A Comparison of News Predictors for The Associated Press, The New York Times and Reuters by Beverly Horvit, MA ’96, PhD ’99, Peter Gade, PhD ’99, Liz Lance, MA ’11, and Youn-Joo Park, MA ’11.
    • Get with the Program: A Content Analysis of Undergraduate Advertising Program Websites by Erin Schauster and Joonghwa Lee, PhD ’12, Middle Tennessee State; Patrick Ferrucci and Seoyeon Kim, and Kim Sheehan, Oregon.
    • Gatekeeping & Citizen Journalism: The Use of Social Media During the Recent Uprisings in Iran, Egypt, and Libya by Sadaf Ali, Wayne State, and Shahira Fahmy, PhD ’03, Arizona.
    • Gender Digital Divide? Facebook Uses and Gratifications Among Kuwaiti College Students by Anastasia Kononova, PhD ’10, American University of Kuwait, and Saleem Alhabash, MA ’08, PhD ’11, Michigan State.
    • Military Affairs in Korean News as Media Spectacle: A Case Study of ROKS Choenan and Yeonpyeong Island Events by Soo-Kwang Oh, MA ’10, Maryland.
    • Online Social Networking Profiles and Self-presentation of Indian Youths Peddiboyina Vijaya Lakshmi, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Sagar Atre and Yusuf Kalyango, MA’04, PhD ’08, Ohio.
    • Serving the Party or the Market: Front Page Photos in People’s Daily and Its Commercial Offspring by Zhaoxi Liu, MA ’04, Iowa.
    • Uni-Dimensional Framing of a Multi-Dimensional Organization: Newspaper Frames of Hizbullah by Rebekah Husted, Maureen Taylor, Peter Gade, PhD ‘99, Oklahoma.

International Communication Division and Mass Communication and Society Division

    • Displacing the Displacement Hypothesis? Does the Internet Really Displace Traditional Media? by Edson Tandoc.
    • The Image of the Nation-Brand of the Country of Georgia as Presented by Major American Newspapers between January 1 and July 1, 2010, by Giorgi Topouria, MA ’97.
    • Internet Access Effects in Low and High-Income Rural Residents in Middle America by Adam Maksl, PhD ’12, Esther Thorson and Alecia Swasy, MA ’11.
    • Mobilizing or Reinforcing Engagement with Politics? Impact of Media Voice and Political Talk on Political Engagement of Teens by Eunjin Kim, Esther Thorson, Yulia Medvedeva, MA ’08, and Margaret Duffy.

Korean American Communication Association

    • Power Relations among News Websites for Posting Headlines through Monitoring and Imitation by Jeongsub Lim, MA ’04, PhD ’07, Sogang University.
    • What Makes a Festival Experience Extraordinary?: Examining the Mediating Role of the “Shinmyoung” Experience in the Relationship Between Perceived Festival Quality and Behavioral Intentions by Tae-Il Yoon, PhD ’02, Hallym University, and Hae-Young Byun, Kangwon National University.
    • A CEO’s Stealing Thunder on Twitter: Analysis of the Effects of a CEO’s Proactive Self-Disclosure of Crisis Information Via Twitter by Nohil Park, Seoul Digital University; JiYeon Jeong (PhD ’11), Hongik University and Bokyung Kim (PhD ’12), Rowan University.

Law and Policy Division

    • The Closing of the Ether: Communication Policy and the Public Interest in the U.S. and Great Britain, 1921-1926 by Seth Ashley, MA ‘02, PhD ‘11, Boise State.
    • The Evolution of Canon 35 and the Two Maverick States That Did Not Follow Suit by Michael T. Martinez, MA ’80, PhD ’12, Tennessee.

Magazine Division

    • Top Faculty Paper. Comparing Health Messages in Magazines: Journalistic Elements and Their Connection to Health Literacy and Numeracy by María Len-Ríos, PhD ’02, and Amanda Hinnant, MA ’99.
    • Empirical Research in Women’s Magazine Health Content by Shelly Rodgers, PhD ’00, Amanda Hinnant, MA ’99, Alecia Swasy, MA ’11 and Roma Subramanian.

Mass Communication and Society Division

    • Second Place Student Paper. Explicating the Concept of Journalist: How Scholars, Legal Experts and the Industry Define Who Is and Who Isn’t by Edson Tandoc and Jonathan Peters.
    • Third Place Faculty Paper. Online Deliberation of the Scientific Evidence for Breastfeeding: A Mixed-Method Analysis Using the Integrative Model for Behavioral Prediction by María Len-Ríos, PhD ‘02, Manu Bhandari, MA ’10, and Yulia Medvedeva, MA ’08.
    • Fourth Place Faculty Paper. Why Share in the Social Media Sphere: An Integration of Uses and Gratification and Theory of Reasoned Action by Chang-Dae Ham, PhD ’11, Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and Joonghwa Lee, PhD ’12, Middle Tennessee State.
    • Fourth Place Student Paper. Gates Wide Open: A Systematic Review of Gatekeeping Research by Edson Tandoc and Patrick Ferrucci.
    • Confronting Contradictory Media Messages about Body Image and Nutrition: Implications for Public Health by María Len-Ríos, PhD ’02, Kelsey Davis, Alison Gammon, Charnissia Smith, Anna Swearingen and Suzanne Burgoyne.
    • Exploring Message Meaning: A Qualitative Media Literacy Study of College Freshmen by Seth Ashley, MA ’02, PhD ’11, Boise State; Grace Lyden and Devon Fasbinder.
    • Individual and Structural Biases in Journalists’ Coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill by Brendan R. Watson, MA ’08, Minnesota-Twin Cities.
    • #OCCUPYNEWS: Participatory Media, Networked Movements and Change in the Media Agenda by Jeremy Littau, MA ’07, PhD ’09, and Ashley Sciora, Lehigh.
    • “Pulling the Plug on Grandma:” Obama’s Health Care Pitch, Media Coverage & Public Opinion by Shahira Fahmy, PhD ’03, Arizona; Christopher McKinley, Montclair State; Christine Filer, Arizona; and Paul Wright, Indiana.
    • Spreading the News: Social News Sharing Practices Among Young Adults by Kjerstin Thorson, MA ’07, Southern California.
    • Why Kids Become Mobs? An Empirical Analysis of Youth Flash Mobs and Social Media by Hyunjin Seo, MA ’07, Kansas; Brian Houston, Missouri; and Alexandra Inglish, Kansas.

Media Ethics Division

    • First Place, Carol Burnett Graduate Student Research Paper Award. Journalism Enhanced by Argumentation, Informal Logic, and Critical Thinking by David Herrera, MA ’11.
    • Covering White “Just-Us:” What Did Journalists “Really” Say About Ipperwash? by Romayne Fullerton, Western Ontario; Maggie Peterson, Duquesne; and Ginny Whitehouse, MA ‘93, PhD ‘97, Eastern Kentucky.
    • Ethics in the Digital Age: A Comparison of Moving Images and Photographs on Moral Reasoning. Aimee Meader, Lewis Knight, Renita Coleman, MA ’97, PhD ’01, Texas at Austin, and Lee Wilkins.
    • “Spike the Football”: Truth-telling, the Press and the Bin Laden Photos by Fred Vultee, MA ’04, PhD ’07, Wayne State.
    • Will Write for Food. The Ethics of Collaboration: Justice as Reciprocity and Capabilities by Lee Wilkins.

Media Ethics Division and Political Communication Interest Group

    • Using Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to Teach Ethics by Mark Poepsel, BJ ’02, PhD ’11, Loyola, New Orleans, and Chad Painter, MA ’09, PhD ’12.

Minorities and Communication Division

    • Game of Colors: Implicit and Explicit Stereotypes in Coverage of America’s Pastime by Patrick Ferrucci, Edson Tandoc, Seoyeon Hong, Anthony Almond, Glenn Leshner.
    • Choctaw and Cherokee Nations: How Freedom of Expression Isn’t Just a White Man’s Idea by Kevin Kemper, PhD ’07, Arizona.

Newspaper and Online Division

    • Winner, Top Open Division Paper Award. Conversational Journalism in Practice: A Case Study of The Seattle Times’ 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Breaking News Reporting by Doreen Marchionni, PhD ’09, Pacific Lutheran.
    • Argument Quality in Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporting by David Herrera, MA ’11.

Political Communication Interest Group

    • Civic Responsibility or Consumer Desire: Morning News and Priming Support for a Social Cause by Melissa R. Gotlieb, Wisconsin-Madison, and Kjerstin Thorson, MA ’07, Southern California.
    • Parent-Child Communication Patterns, School Political Discussions, News Media Use and Adolescent Knowledge and Political Interest in the 2008 Presidential Election by Chang-Dae Ham, PhD ’11, Illinois-Urbana Champaign; Joonghwa Lee, PhD ’12, Middle Tennessee State; and Esther Thorson.
    • The Radio President: Herbert Hoover on the Great Depression. Youn-Joo Park.
    • Talking or Thinking? Pathways from News to Political Learning Among Children by Edson Tandoc and Esther Thorson.

Public Relations Division

    • Second Place Faculty Award. Keeping It Real: Exploring the Roles of Conversational Human Voice and Source Credibility in Crisis Communication via Social Media by Hyojung Park, PhD ’11, San Diego State, and Glen Cameron.
    • Crisis Attribution in News Articles: A Study of the Effect of Labeling on Corporate Reputation by Alyssa Appelman, BJ ’08, MA ’09, and Michelle Asmara, Pennsylvania State.
    • Enacting Best Practices in Risk Communication: Analysis of an Expert Panel by Melissa Janoske, Brooke Liu, MA ’03, and Stephanie Madden, Maryland.
    • Measuring BP Media Relations Outcomes Post Spill: An Illustration of How Public Relations’ Effects May Be Overestimated by Brendan R. Watson, MA ’08, Minnesota-Twin Cities.
    • Predicting Digital and Social Media Adoption Based on Organizational and Practitioner Characteristics by Kjerstin Thorson, MA ’07, Burghardt Tenderich, Jerry Swerling, Niku Ward and Brenna Clairr O’Tierney, Southern California.
    • Re-imagining Public Relations Curriculum in a Time of Rapid Change by Jerry Swerling, Kjerstin Thorson, MA ’07, Burghardt Tenderich, Niku Ward, Brenna Clairr O’Tierney and Mia Becker, Southern California.
    • Speaking Out: An Exploratory Analysis of Public Relations Professionals and their Willingness to Self-Censor by Vincent Filak, PhD ’03, Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Melissa Dodd, Miami.
    • The Structuration of Crisis Management: Guiding a Process of Repair by Erin Schauster.
    • “We’re Not the Only One with the Crisis:” Exploring Situational Variables in an Extension of Situational Crisis Communication Theory by Hyun Jee Oh, MA ’08, PhD ’11, Nanyang Technical University, and Hyojung Park, PhD ’11, San Diego State.

Religion and Media Interest Group

    • Missing Voices: A Study of Religious Voices in Mainstream Media Reports About LGBT Rights by Debra Mason and Cathy E. Rosenholtz.

Small Programs Interest Group

    • The Divided Classroom: Definitions of News and Consumption Habits of Journalism Educators and Their Students by Soo-Kwang Oh, MA ’10, Stanton Paddock and Jacqueline Incollingo, Maryland.

Sports Communication Interest Group

    • Top Faculty Paper. Beyond Getting Your Bell Rung: Framing of Sport-Related Concussion Coverage Between 2007 and 2012 by Lesa Major, Matthew Zimmerman, MA ’08, and Lauren Burch, Indiana.
    • Contrasting Desired Sports Journalism Skills in a Convergent Media Environment by Stan Ketterer, PhD ’00, John McGuire and Ray Murray, MA ’05, Oklahoma State.
    • Which Team Do You Play For? A Social Identity Study of Sports and News Journalists and the Coverage of Athletes Who Commit Crimes by Vincent Filak, PhD ’03, and Scott Reinardy, MA ’03, PhD ’06, Kansas.

Visual Communication Division

    • The Icon of the Egyptian Revolution: Using Social Media in the Toppling of a Mideast Government by Sadaf Ali, Wayne State, and Shahira Fahmy, PhD ’03, Arizona.
    • The Iconic Situation Room Image and its Appropriations: A Study of Internet Memes and Their Rhetorical Messages by Natalia Mielczarek, MA ’01, Iowa.

2012 Bridge Grant Projects

    • In-depth Reporting of Methamphetamine Production and Abuse in Oklahoma by Ray Murray, MA ’05, Oklahoma State.
    • LarryvilleKU: Web and Mobile Application of OpenBlock to The Kansan by Hyunjin Seo, MA ’07, Kansas.

Faculty and doctoral students who served as moderators, discussants, panelists and workshop leaders were: Glen Cameron, Charles Davis, Margaret Duffy, Patrick Ferrucci, Keith Greenwood, Amanda Hinnant, Berkley Hudson, Glenn Leshner, Chad Painter, Earnest Perry, Jonathan Peters, Keith Sanders, Esther Thorson, Yong Volz, Tim Vos and Lee Wilkins.

Missouri School of Journalism alumni who served in these roles were:

  • Saleem Alhabash, MA ‘08, PhD ‘11,Michigan State.
  • Cheryl Ann Bishop, MA ‘04, Quinnipiac.
  • Bob Britten, MA ‘04, PhD ’08, West Virginia.
  • Carrie Brown-Smith, PhD ’09, Memphis.
  • Caryl Cooper, MA ’93, Alabama.
  • David Craig, PhD ’97, Oklahoma.
  • Sonya Duhé, PhD ’93, Loyola New Orleans.
  • Aimee Edmondson, PhD ’09, Ohio.
  • Tracy Everbach, PhD ’04, North Texas.
  • Lillie M. Fears, PhD ’97, Arkansas State.
  • Pam Fine, MA ’11, Kansas.
  • Elizabeth Gardner, PhD ’11, Texas Tech.
  • Jonathan Groves, BJ ‘91, PhD ’10, Drury.
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson, BJ ‘94, MA ‘05, PhD ’08, Tennessee.
  • Cathy Jackson, PhD ’04, Norfolk State.
  • Yusuf Kalyango Jr., MA ‘04, PhD ’08, Ohio.
  • Kim Komenich, MA ‘07, San José State.
  • Anastasia Kononova, PhD ’10, American University of Kuwait.
  • Marjorie Kruvand, PhD ’08, Loyola.
  • Jeremy Littau, MA ‘07, PhD ’09, Lehigh.
  • Zhaoxi (Josie) Liu, MA ’04, Iowa.
  • Doreen Marchionni, PhD ’09, Pacific Lutheran.
  • Andrew Mendelson, PhD ’97, Temple.
  • Mark Poepsel, BJ ’02, PhD ’11, Loyola New Orleans.
  • Bryan Reber, PhD ’01, Georgia.
  • Scott Reinardy, MA ‘03, PhD ’06, Kansas.
  • Teresa Schmedding, BJ ’89, MA ’09, American Copy Editors Society.
  • Charles Self, MA ’71, Oklahoma.
  • Jane Singer, PhD ’96, Iowa.
  • Shirley Staples Carter, PhD ‘ 87, South Carolina.
  • Daxton Stewart, MA ‘03, PhD ’09, Texas Christian.
  • George Sylvie, MA ‘78, Texas at Austin.
  • Kjerstin Thorson, MA ’07, Southern California.
  • Ginny Whitehouse, MA ‘93, PhD ’97, Eastern Kentucky.

Sarah Smith-Frigerio, senior academic adviser in the School’s graduate program, helped compile the information for this article.

Updated: June 9, 2020

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