PR Officials Should Utilize Twitter, Social Media During Crises to Gauge Public Response

New Theoretical Approach Could Provide Public Relations Professionals with a Tool to Better Respond to Various Audiences During Crises By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July 27, 2016) — Previous research on crisis communications strategies has examined how and why organizations develop specific stances toward their audiences or “publics” during crisis situations. However, … Continued

Faculty, Students, Alumni to Present Almost 90 Papers at Global Conference

19 Papers Earn Top Awards; More Than 40 Missouri Journalism Scholars to Serve in Leadership Roles Columbia, Mo. (July 25, 2016) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will present almost 90 peer-reviewed research papers – 19 of these earning top research awards – at the upcoming Aug. 4-7 conference of the Association … Continued

Yang Cheng Wins Research Award

Columbia, Mo. (July 22, 2016) — An organization never hopes to face a crisis, but it happens. A new case study about the General Motors recall crisis can help corporations better understand the relationship between the media and their organization during times of intense scrutiny. This will affect how a company communicates during a crisis … Continued

Photojournalism Master’s Student Wins International Award

Alexey Furman’s Award-Winning Work Features Injured Ukrainian Veterans Columbia, Mo. (July 20, 2016) — A photojournalism master’s student at the Missouri School of Journalism has gained international recognition for his work featuring injured Ukrainian veterans. Alexey Furman received the Grand Prize in the International Academic Forum 2016 Documentary Photography Award competition. Furman is a Ukrainian … Continued

First Day as Associate Dean

Columbia, Mo. (July 5, 2016) — My first day as associate dean of Graduate Studies was pretty calm. It helped that it was Friday, July 1, the lead-in to a three-day holiday weekend. That being said, we have been very busy during the transition. Katharine Appuhn-Hodges joined the staff in June as a senior academic … Continued

Insight on Internships

5 Questions with Daniel Shapiro The Missouri School of Journalism hopes to shine a light on some of our amazing students currently interning around the nation. Meet Daniel Shapiro, a second-year graduate student studying documentary journalism. Shapiro earned his undergraduate degree at Missouri in Convergence Journalism. (Interview by Sophia Lauriello and Chad Brewster.) Where are … Continued

Foreign Press Association Awards Aleksandr Gorbachev $10,000 First Place Scholarship

The Russian Journalist and Fulbright Fellow’s Thesis Was on Business Models of American Digital Longform Publications New York (May 20, 2016) — Aleksandr Gorbachev, MA ’16, has won the first place prize of $10,000 from the Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund. He was one of five international students to be recognized at the organization’s May … Continued

8 Missouri Journalism Graduate Students Attend White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

These Scholarship Recipients Received VIP Treatment, Including Personal Congratulations from President and Mrs. Obama Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2016) — Eight Missouri School of Journalism graduate students attended President Obama’s last White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on April 30. The lucky eight were honored guests as recipients of scholarships funded by the proceeds of the … Continued

How Public Outrage on Twitter Affects Organizations in Crisis

Missouri School of Journalism Doctoral Students Explore Conversations about the NFL and Concussions Columbia, Mo. (May 4, 2016) — Two Missouri School of Journalism doctoral students, Douglas Wilbur and Danielle Myers, innovatively applied a public relations theory to a situation involving the National Football League (NFL), popular culture and health issues. The theory applied, contingency … Continued