Student Journalists Don Lab Coats to Learn Intricacies of Scientific Experiments

A Better Understanding of the Research Process Might Result in Better News Stories About Scientific Findings Columbia, Mo. (June 2, 2014) — For six students at the Missouri School of Journalism, working in a science lab felt about as foreign as landing on Mars. Instead, writing, editing and staying up-to-date with current events were their … Continued

Alumna Sarah Canavese Named 2014 Smith/Patterson Summer Fellow

She Will Work on Projects Related to Food Security, Food Policy and Childhood Obesity Columbia, Mo. (May 12, 2014) — University of Missouri public health graduate student Sarah Canavese, BJ ’10, has been named the 2014 Smith/Patterson Summer Fellow. Canavese will join the Health Communication Research Center (HCRC) in late May. HCRC is headquartered at … Continued

Students Immerse Themselves in Science Journalism at National Conference

The American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting Is One of the World’s Largest Scientific Meetings Chicago (April 22, 2014) — A shortage of transplant organs. The mysteries of hyena scent. Perilous times for polar bears. These are just a few of the topics that four Missouri School of Journalism students explored at the … Continued

Applications for the Summer Smith/Patterson Fellowship Are Now Being Accepted

The Fellowship Is Open to Any U.S.-based Master’s Student Interested in Science Journalism or a Health Communication-related Field Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 21, 2014) — The Health Communication Research Center (HCRC) at the Missouri School of Journalism is accepting applications for the summer Smith/Patterson Fellowship. The fellowship is open to any U.S.-based master’s student interested in … Continued

Smith/Patterson Summer Fellow Selected after National Search

Master’s Student Ian Branam Will Work on Health Communication Projects Columbia, Mo. (May 10, 2013) — Ian Branam, a graduate student from the Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia in Athens, will serve as the Smith/Patterson Summer Fellow. He was selected after a national search and will work with … Continued

Journalism Senior Selected for National Science Foundation Summer Internship

Xiaoyu Cui Will Work on a Variety of Studio Interviews and Multimedia Projects Columbia, Mo. (April 16, 2013) — Missouri School of Journalism senior Xiaoyu Cui will have the opportunity to combine her interests in journalism and science during a summer internship at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Cui will work with NSF’s Office of … Continued

Social Media Mapping Methods Allow Journalism, MU Researchers to Analyze Posts by Families Affected by Autism

Study Finds Dogs Improve Quality of Life for Families with Children with Autism By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 27, 2013) — Families who have children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are often faced with significant challenges, such as caregiver burden, sleep deprivation, and psychological distress. Because of these difficulties, ownership of … Continued

Obesity Coverage in Black Newspapers Is Mostly Negative, MU Study Finds

Negative Health Stories Could Discourage Men in the African-American Community from Taking Action By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 14, 2013) — Obesity rates have increased dramatically in the last few decades. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, African Americans make up more than 60 percent of the overweight and obese population, … Continued