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 … Continued

Press Freedom Leads to Happiness, Environmental Quality, Study Finds

Journalism Doctoral Student Says Open Access to Information and Sources Makes the Difference By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (August 6, 2012) — Freedom of the press is viewed by many as a cornerstone of democracy. But can it actually help improve people’s lives and make them happy? A researcher at the Missouri … Continued

New Website Commemorates 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

Master’s Student Project Showcases Missouri’s Experience During the War’s First Year of 1861 Columbia, Mo. (June 12, 2012) — As part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a Missouri School of Journalism master’s student has launched an interactive website that tells of Missouri’s experience during the war’s first year of … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Scholars to Participate in Global Research Conference

Faculty, Students and Alumni to Present 23 Papers, Lead Two Sessions Columbia, Mo. (May 16, 2012) — The Missouri School of Journalism scholars will join those from more than 60 counties and the top universities in the world at the upcoming International Communication Association meeting in Phoenix. Faculty, students and alumni will present 23 conference … Continued

Stephanie Meyers Is the First Online Master’s Recipient of a Synor Scholarship

Columbia, Mo. (May 7, 2012) — Missouri School of Journalism graduate student Stephanie Meyers is the first online master’s recipient of a Synor scholarship. She is enrolled in the strategic communication model and will receive $1,000 to offset her fall 2012 tuition costs. Meyers is the marketing manager for Emergency Communications Network in Ormond Beach, … Continued

Master’s Student Wins $12,000 McIntyre Fellowship

Tony Schick Will Examine Lives of People Living Poverty in Missouri Columbia, Mo. (April 30, 2012) — Tony Schick, a Missouri School of Journalism master’s student, is the winner of the 2012 O.O. McIntyre Fellowship. Schick will use the $12,000 award to explore pockets of Missouri to beyond statistics into the lives of people living … Continued

Video Games Depict Religion as Violent, Problematized, Journalism Study Shows

Contact: Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 28, 2012) — In the past few years, the video game industry has grown from a niche market into a major part of mainstream media. This increase in popularity and use of technology has allowed video game developers to insert more detail and nuance into the storylines … Continued