Shelly Rodgers named Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research

Columbia, Mo. (April 8, 2021) — Shelly Rodgers has been named the Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research at the Missouri School of Journalism, effective Sept. 1, 2021. A professor in strategic communication, she is recognized internationally for exceptional research productivity and impact in top advertising and health communication journals. Rodgers is ranked nationally … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism to host NPR health correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee, MA ’07

Chatterjee to give spring Smith/Patterson science journalism lecture, will talk  about how she approaches reporting on mental health issues. Columbia, Mo. (Marcxh 9, 2021) — Rhitu Chatterjee, MA ’07, a health correspondent with NPR, will talk to students and faculty about how she covers mental health issues and why compassion and data are equally important tools in … Continued

Mizzou journalism group helps launch National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 25, 2021) — The Association of Health Care Journalists, based at the Missouri School of Journalism, is partnering with two other major journalism organizations to unveil the National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships. The program, which kicks off this summer, is a first-ever collaboration of AHCJ, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing … Continued

Missouri Journalism School Professor Emeritus Glen T. Cameron receives national award for excellence in research

Cameron is the 2021 recipient of the Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research from AEJMC Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 19, 2021) –  Glen T. Cameron, professor emeritus and the Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research, is the 2021 recipient of the Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research by the Association for Education in Journalism … Continued

‘Anti-vaxxers’ gain traction against HPV vaccine on Facebook, study finds

For a recently-published study, Assistant Professor Monique Luisi studied more than 6,500 public HPV vaccine-related posts on Facebook over the first 10 years since the vaccine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MU media expert analyzed 10 years of HPV-vaccine related Facebook posts By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July … Continued

Killer vaccines? Social media messages influence parents about HPV

Social media messaging on the subject of the human papillomavirus vaccine may lead parents to incorrectly believe that it might be lethal when administered to their children, according to Assistant Professor Monique Luisi. MU media expert finds social media use is associated with belief that HPV vaccine is lethal in children By Eric Stann MU … Continued

School of Journalism students gain hands-on experience covering pandemic, working remotely

During the COVID-19 pandemic, student journalists at KOMU-TV, KBIA-FM and the Columbia Missourian are gaining a new type of hands-on training. Missourian launches COVID-19 newsletter, KBIA launches live show to meet community needs By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (April 15, 2020) — The young journalists at KOMU-TV, KBIA-FM and the Columbia Missourian are gaining a … Continued

Moore Foundation Awards $500,000-Plus Grant to Support Health Journalism

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently made a three-year grant of $509,400 to the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the educational arm of the Association of Health Care Journalists headquartered at the J-School. Association of Health Care Journalists Professional Organization is Headquartered at Missouri Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 5, 2018) — The Center … Continued

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants $450,000 to Journalism Training, Resources

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $450,000 grant to the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, headquartered at the Missouri School of Journalism. The RWJF funding will be used to continue offering training and resources for journalists covering health issues. Pictured are some of the Mizzou students, staff and faculty who attending … Continued