‘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

Helmsley Charitable Trust Endorses Work of Health Journalism Center with $1.3 Million Grant

Missouri Students and Faculty Benefit Through Fellowships, Conferences and Workshops Columbia, Mo. (May 17, 2017) — The Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the educational arm of the Association of Health Care Journalists, has been awarded a grant of nearly $1.3 million to provide educational opportunities and resources for journalists on health care issues … Continued

Missouri Students, Faculty Win Fellowships to Health Journalism Conference

Award-Winning Journalists, Medical Researchers, Top Clinicians and Other Health Professionals Addressed the Group Orlando, Fla. (May 5, 2017) — Among the nearly 700 attendees at Health Journalism 2017 held recently in Orlando, Florida, were 10 Missouri School of Journalism students, four faculty members and three on-campus news professionals. Twelve were on fellowships to the annual … Continued

School of Journalism Students Coordinate Public Health Effort with State

Three strategic communication seniors – Madeline Siriouthay, Katherine Sorbelli and Hannah Tinnin – teamed up with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to educate citizens and key stakeholders about the importance of funding public health programs. Three Strategic Communication Students Create a Toolkit for Agencies to Highlight Public Health in Missouri Columbia, Mo. … Continued

New Partnership to Strengthen Science, Health, Environmental Journalism Announced

The School Will Join Forces with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in a Multi-Year Program Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 5, 2017) — The Missouri School of Journalism will join forces with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to enhance the School’s emphasis on science, health and environmental journalism in a multi-year program. The Smith/Patterson Science … Continued