Master’s Student Mary McGuire Named 2013 David Kaplan Memorial Fellow

She Receives a $10,000 Award and Paid Internship at ABC News’ Washington Bureau By Celia Darrough Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 23, 2012) — Mary McGuire, a master’s student at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been awarded the 2013 David Kaplan Memorial Fellowship. She will receive a $10,000 award and a paid internship at ABC News‘ … Continued

MU Researchers Expose Young Adults to News with Online Sports Game

Media Organizations Can Customize Game Template to Engage Readers, Add Revenue Contact: Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau By Kate McIntyre Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 17, 2012) — More than 65 percent of Americans younger than 30 utilize the Internet as their main source for national and international news, according to the Pew Research Center. However, most … Continued

News Consumption of Political Stories Not Enough to Retain Political Knowledge

Teens Must Think About and Discuss Politics to Learn, MU Study Finds By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 25, 2012) — A strong democracy depends on smart voters who choose their leaders based on their knowledge of important political issues. One of the ways that Americans learn about politics is by following … Continued

The Missouri School of Journalism Welcomes Record Number of Fulbright Students

By Chantel O’Neal Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 21, 2012) — The Missouri School of Journalism begins the 2012-13 year with seven Fulbright students, a record for the program and one of the highest of any department on campus. The seven Fulbright scholars have come to Missouri from countries around the world, including Ukraine, Lithuania, … Continued

Facebook Profile Pictures Influence Perceived Attractiveness, Journalism Study Finds

Pictures with Positive Social Cues Help Attract Potential Employers, Friends By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 12, 2012) — Around the world, more than 850 million people use Facebook regularly to communicate. More and more employers also are using Facebook as a way to examine potential employees before making hires. Now, journalism … Continued

Missourian Front Sports Page Cited as One of the ‘Most Interesting Weekend Front Pages’ by National Design Critic

The Photo, Headline and Sidebar Treatment Are Described as ‘Brilliant’ Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 11, 2012) — “Brilliant” is how designer Charles Apple described the front page of the Sept. 9 sports section of the Columbia Missourian in his blog on the American Copy Editors Society website. Titled “the most interesting weekend front pages,” his column … Continued

Fall Semester Starts with Strong Enrollment on Both Undergraduate and Graduate Levels

By Chantel O’Neal Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 7, 2012) — Approximately 950 freshmen declared journalism or pre-journalism on the first day of classes at the University of Missouri this fall. Journalism students directly admitted to the School have an average ACT score of 29.15; pre-journalism, 24.42. The national average is 21.1. A total of … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Recognized as Founding Member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Dean Mills Accepts Plaque During Organization’s Centennial Convention Chicago (Aug. 14, 2012) – The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication recognized the Missouri School of Journalism’s role in its founding during the organization’s centennial convention in Chicago. Dean Mills, dean of the School, accepted the plaque presented during a special ceremony at the … Continued

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