Missouri Journalism Faculty, Students and Alumni Present 94 Papers at International Research Conference

By Nathan Allen Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 8, 2011) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni presented a total of 94 refereed scholarly papers at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference held in St. Louis. A record 896 papers were accepted for presentation out of the 1,686 … Continued

Angry Online Commenters Can Cause Negative Perceptions of Corporations, MU Researchers Find

Organizations Should Monitor Online Comments from Victims during Crises, MU Researchers Say By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 24, 2011) — With the increasing pervasiveness of social media and online communication in the operation of most organizations and corporations, little is known about the potential effects of public expressions of anger displayed … Continued

College Students Respond Better to Positive Anti-Binge Drinking Messages

MU Researchers Find “Gain-Framed” PSAs More Effective at Curbing College Student Binge Drinking By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 6, 2011) — Binge drinking among college students has long been viewed as dangerous and destructive. Government and non-profit health organizations spend millions of dollars annually on public service announcements (PSAs) aimed at … Continued

Nonprofit Health Organizations Increase Health Literacy Through Social Media

By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (May 4, 2011) — As the presence of social media continues to increase as a form of communication, health organizations are searching for the most effective ways to use the online tools to pass important information to the public. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have … Continued

Alumna Named Recipient of NCA/ICA Dissertation of the Year Award

Liz Gardner, PhD ’10, Wins $500 and a Complementary Ticket to the Conference in Boston By Dolores Obregon Planning and Communications Staff Columbia, Mo. (April 7, 2011) — Liz Gardner, PhD ’10, was selected as the winner of the 2011 National Communication Association/International Communication Association Health Communication Division Dissertation of the Year award. As this … Continued

Reliance on Medical Journals, Deadlines Can Predict Journalists’ Attitudes Toward Corporate Pharmacy Press Releases, MU Researcher Finds

Journalistic Experience, Market Size Among Key Factors By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (April 6, 2011) — Public relations professionals constantly look for ways to most effectively promote their messages to the media. Sun-A Park, a doctoral student at the Missouri School of Journalism, surveyed more than 300 health journalists and found that … Continued

Doctoral Students Win Top Student Paper Award in International Research Competition

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 18, 2011) — Two Missouri School of Journalism doctoral students will be recognized with the top student paper award at the upcoming Institute for Public Relations research conference in Miami. Hyojung Park and Hyunmin Lee won for their paper, “The Use of Human Voice as a Relationship Building Strategy on Social Networking … Continued

School’s Doctoral Program Ranked among Nation’s Best

By Nathan Allen Master’s Student Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 3, 2010) — The Missouri School of Journalism’s doctoral program ranked among the best in a survey recently released by the National Research Council (NRC). The NRC took data from 82 communication schools from 65 public and private universities and compiled a comparative ranking system. The data were … Continued

Journalism Students Represent MU at European Union; Attend Press Visit in Brussels

Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 1, 2010) — Journalism graduate students Brian Jarvis and Rebecca Wolfson voyaged to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, in October to participate in the 2010 European Union Press Visit for U.S. journalism students. The week-long trip is aimed to boost awareness and improve EU-USA relations. Along with 13 other students from … Continued