Esther Thorson Receives MU Director of Graduate Studies Outstanding Contribution Award

By Brian Trojahn Strategic Communication Student Columbia, Missouri (June 8, 2009) — The University of Missouri Graduate School recently presented Esther Thorson, associate dean for graduate studies at the Missouri School of Journalism, the fourth annual Director of Graduate Studies Outstanding Contribution Award. She was recognized at the Graduate School’s award ceremony. In her 16 years … Continued

Missouri Faculty, Students Present 36 Papers at ICA Conference

One on Health News Agenda-Building Selected as a Top Public Relations Paper Columbia, Mo. (May 19, 2009) — Missouri School of Journalism continues to be well represented in research on the national scene, as 36 papers written or co-authored by current students and faculty were accepted for the upcoming International Communication Association convention in Chicago. ICA … Continued

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