New Series of Workshops on Inclusiveness to Start in February

Sessions Will Focus on Challenges Faced by Higher Education Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 1, 2016) — The Missouri School of Journalism is taking a leadership role in helping future journalists and strategic communicators accurately reflect people from diverse backgrounds, said Dean David Kurpius in announcing a new series of workshops on inclusiveness. “Developing an inclusive lens … Continued

MSNBC Managing Editor Rashida Jones Headlines 4th Annual Unity Conference

‘Journalism 20/20: The Future of Journalism’ Shared Advice on Personal Growth and the Future of the Journalism Industry By Seinga Macauley Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2015) — Future changes in digital journalism, career expectations and personal goal-setting were key topics of the 4th annual Unity Conference at the Missouri School of Journalism. “Journalism 20/20: The … Continued

National Association of Black Journalists Chapter Hosts Speed Mentoring Activity

The Event Helps Members Share Career Advice, Experiences and Contacts Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 25, 2015) — The National Association of Black Journalists Ale Chapter at the University of Missouri modified the idea of speed dating with a recent mentorship event for its members. The hour-long activity helped members quickly get to know each other and … Continued

Blind Journalism Student Brings Mizzou Sports Alive on Radio

By Bill Althaus Posted July 17, 2015, at Republished by permission. Columbia, Mo. (July 20, 2015) — Blake Tarrants has never seen a sporting event on the University of Missouri campus. Yet the sophomore is an award-winning member of a broadcast team that keeps everyone in Columbia, Missouri, up to date on all Tiger … Continued

Black Athletes Stereotyped Negatively in Media Compared to White Athletes

By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 2, 2015) — Research has shown that media, such as television and video games, can affect viewers’ thoughts and actions. Now, new research by Cynthia Frisby, an associate professor of strategic communication in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, has revealed racial stereotyping in the … Continued

MU Receives $1 Million Gift to Support Journalism Education on LGBT Issues

The Gift Is the First of Its Kind Among American Universities Columbia, Mo. (April 24, 2015) — The University of Missouri has received a $1 million estate gift to support journalism education and research into the connection between American journalism and the advancement of human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Timothy … Continued

Cynthia Frisby Publishes New Book on Stereotypes, Media Effects

Chapters Cover Racism, Sexism, Other Disparities in the News Media By Annie Rees Columbia, Mo. (March 17, 2015) — A new book by Associate Professor Cynthia Frisby provides insight to the uses, gratifications and effects of media exposure on diverse audiences. “How You See Me, How You Don’t” (Tate Publishing) is a collection of essays … Continued

2 Seniors Selected for ‘Most Promising Multicultural Students Program’

The American Advertising Federation’s Initiative Promotes Diversity and Inclusion Within the Industry By Caroline Murray Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 6, 2014) — Two Missouri School of Journalism undergraduates have been selected for the 2015 Most Promising Multicultural Students Program sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Ebony Francis and Anthony Tovar, both seniors studying strategic communication, were among the … Continued