Researchers Advance Health Communication for At-Risk Populations

The $8.6 Million Grant Will Fund Efforts to Improve Health Literacy, Health Outcomes By Emily Smith MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 24, 2008) — The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded an $8.6 million grant to the University of Missouri Health Communication Research Center (HCRC), in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, to advance … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Shares Grant to Improve Missouri’s Health Literacy

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 3, 2007) — The Missouri School of Journalism is part of a $726,784 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to build an infrastructure that will become an interactive and comprehensive health literacy resource throughout the state. The award was given in conjuction with the MU Center for Health Policy. The grant … Continued

Foundations Support Launch of Midwest Health Journalism Program

Training Program to Be Based at the Missouri School of Journalism Columbia Mo. (May 31, 2007) — A consortium of six health foundations in Kansas and Missouri has pledged $724,739 to establish the Midwest Health Journalism Program, an annual fellowship program for reporters and editors from both states. The program involves a cooperative effort among … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Receives $590,000 Grant to Host Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes

Columbia, Mo. (April 16, 2007) — The American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has awarded the Missouri School of Journalism $590,000 over the next three years to host an innovative training program for high school journalism advisers nationwide. From July 8-20, the School will offer its first Reynolds High School Journalism … Continued

Debra Mason Named Director of Center for Religion, the Professions and the Public

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 8, 2006) — Debra L. Mason, a nationally recognized, award-winning and widely published specialist in religion journalism, has been named the new director of the Center for Religion, the Professions and the Public at the Missouri School of Journalism. The Center’s research and teaching seeks to advance religious literacy and public knowledge of America’s … Continued

Missouri SPJ Student Chapter Receives $1,000 Grant for Ethics Week

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 20, 2006) — The student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at the Missouri School of Journalism recently received a $1,000 grant to host a program for Ethics Week. The monies will help sponsor a weeklong focus on the topic of “Seek Truth and Report It” during SPJ Ethics Week, April 24-29. … Continued

MU Center Awarded $1.5 Million Renewal Grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14, 2005) — The Center for Religion, the Professions, and the Public at the University of Missouri-Columbia has received a $1.5-million renewal grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The grant will allow the Center to continue studying issues in the professions related to America’s increasing religious and cultural diversity. The Center was established in 2003 … Continued

Knight Foundation Awards $2.28 Million Grant to School and Committee of Concerned Journalists

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 31, 2005) — The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded a $2.28 million grant to the Committee of Concerned Journalists and the Missouri School of Journalism. The three-year grant will support the CCJ’s Traveling Curriculum and constitutes the Committee’s first step to joining the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. The Reynolds Journalism Institute … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Establish New Home, Expand Scope for NFOIC

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 6, 2005) — The Missouri School of Journalism’s Freedom of Information Center is receiving a $1.7 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to establish a new home for the National Freedom of Information Coalition and expand its ability to support state groups. The grant will ensure that nonprofit freedom-of-information groups are represented in … Continued

Journalism-Law Research Study Receives $49,000 Grant

Columbia, Mo. (March 11, 2004) — A joint journalism and law research study on domestic violence recently received a $49,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety to continue its work. The original research study began in 2002 and looked at law enforcement responses to cases of domestic violence in Missouri. The study was … Continued