Missouri Journalism Student Documents Wrongful Conviction

In fall 2006 Ben Poston enrolled in an intermediate writing class, hoping to learn how to be a better writer. His assignment, a potential wrongful conviction case, continued well beyond the course, the completion of his master’s project and graduation. In February 2009, more than two years after the start of his work, Josh Kezer … Continued

New Book Highlights the Role of the News Media in Eliminating Racial Differences in Health Care

Journalism Professor, Alumna, Hope to Promote Smart Health Decisions By Emily Smith MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 15, 2008) — News media outlets reported last year the results of two studies that highlighted the increasing problem of health disparities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines health disparities as population-specific differences in … Continued