Journalism Associate Professor Cristina Mislán awarded the 2020 Provost’s Award for University Citizenship in Faculty Service

Journalism Associate Professor Dr. Cristina Mislán has been awarded the 2020 Provost’s Award for University Citizenship in Faculty Service. The award carries with it a $1,000 prize and is awarded annually to recognize MU faculty for distinguished service, who have made exceptional contributions to achieving one or more goals of the university, while embodying the values of the university.

Journalism Professor David Herzog awarded the 2020 Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education

Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 24, 2020) — Journalism Professor David Herzog has been awarded the 2020 Provost award for Leadership in International Education. The award carries with it a $1,000 prize and recognizes MU faculty who have provided outstanding leadership in strengthening MU’s international dimensions. “It’s an honor to be recognized and join the roster of … Continued

Journalism Associate Professor Amy Simons awarded a Reynolds Faculty Fellowship

Annual endowment is used for salary supplement and support for teaching and research. Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 13, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Amy Simons has been selected to receive a Reynolds Faculty Fellowship award. These unique fellowships provide support for scholarship and research, in addition to salary enhancements, in recognition of high-quality … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism welcomes a new faculty member, announces promotions

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 17, 2020) — The Missouri School of Journalism welcomes a new faculty member and announces promotions for seven others for the 2020-21 academic year. Those promoted to the academic rank of professor are Jeanne Abbott, Jennifer Rowe and Scott Swafford. All are members of the School’s professional practice faculty.  Cristina Mislán, a member … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Amy Simons receives MU Connect Champions award

Associate Professor Amy Simons received the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award from the @UPCEA for significant contributions to credit or noncredit programs and providing inspirational teaching to professional, continuing, and/or online education students. Award honors faculty, staff, teaching assistants and students who use the application creatively and effectively to enhance student success. By Marcus Wilkins … Continued

Missouri journalism faculty, graduate students and alumni to present 70 papers at AEJMC 2020 virtual conference

Columbia, Mo. (July 30, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will present 70 peer-reviewed research papers at the virtual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference Aug. 6-9. More than 2,000 journalism and mass communication scholars are expected to participate in the fully-virtual 2020 AEJMC annual conference. Among the … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Professor Shelly Rodgers receives UM System President’s Award for Sustained Career Excellence

Columbia, Mo. (July 13, 2020) — Shelly Rodgers, professor of strategic communication at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been awarded the 2020 University of Missouri System President’s Award for Sustained Career Excellence. Each year, the UM System President’s Awards are presented on behalf of President Mun Choi to faculty members across the four universities … Continued

‘Anti-vaxxers’ gain traction against HPV vaccine on Facebook, study finds

For a recently-published study, Assistant Professor Monique Luisi studied more than 6,500 public HPV vaccine-related posts on Facebook over the first 10 years since the vaccine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MU media expert analyzed 10 years of HPV-vaccine related Facebook posts By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July … Continued

2016 U.S. presidential election coverage was ‘game changer’ for journalists

According to Ryan J. Thomas, associate professor of journalism studies at the University of Missouri, the 2016 presidential election is considered a “game changer” because it introduced the issue of how journalists confront political candidates. MU study looked at ethical issues in U.S. presidential election press coverage between 2000-2016 By Eric Stann MU News Bureau … Continued