Yong Volz awarded 2022 O.O. McIntyre Professorship for Teaching Excellence

By Austin Fitzgerald Yong Volz, associate professor and Roger Gafke Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Missouri School of Journalism, is the 2022 recipient of the School’s O.O. McIntyre Professorship in recognition of teaching excellence. Volz is the 35th recipient of the award, which has been given annually since 1987 and comes with a $10,000 stipend … Continued

Elevating voices

Missouri School of Journalism associate professor travels to the Gulf Coast to research the impact of climate and environmental disasters on marginalized communities and how those events are covered by media.

Luke Capizzo brings industry experience to role as newest strategic communication faculty at Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 24, 2022) — Luke Capizzo has joined the Missouri School of Journalism’s strategic communication faculty as an assistant professor, capping a journey from the industry side of public relations to the world of research and teaching. It’s partly that journey that makes Capizzo an ideal fit for the School … Continued

Man or machine

Today, AI machines designed to perform the communicator role are generating news content independent of humans. That means AI is the medium and the messenger, giving human journalists a new synthetic partner programmed to aid in news gathering. New study from Missouri School of Journalism finds many Americans are unaware of the role Artificial Intelligence … Continued

Friends of the Facts conference at Missouri School of Journalism promotes media literacy through conversations with national experts

Professor Kathy Kiely, right, Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, speaks with her panelists June 27, 2022, during her virtual Friends of the Facts seminar. With her in the RJI studio are, left to right, Jason Artman, an Illinois high school teacher; Shawn Healy, Illinois iCivics; and Rep. Jim Murphy, a member of the Missouri … Continued

Janet Saidi named to new faculty role as long-form audio producer and assistant professor at Missouri School of Journalism

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (June 22, 2022) — The Missouri School of Journalism today announced that Janet Saidi has been named long-form producer at NPR member station KBIA-FM and assistant professor of journalism professions. The new role marks Saidi’s return to a faculty position at the School after four years as assistant news director … Continued

Amanda Hinnant advances field of health communication with instincts of an academic, experience of a journalist

As Mizzou’s health research initiatives pick up steam, Hinnant is filling gaps in what we know about effective health messaging By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (May 16, 2022) — Amanda Hinnant, an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, has built her career on studying how journalists communicate health information to the public. But … Continued