Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $149,000 Grant to the School to Expand Graduate Science, Health and Agricultural Journalism Programs

‘Telling the Stories of Science’ Initiative Will Better Prepare Journalists to Cover Complex Issues Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 20, 2012) — The Missouri School of Journalism will launch a new array of graduate-level science journalism courses, field-reporting trips and internships thanks to a $149,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The two-year grant will … Continued

New Website Lauds Work of Those Who Care for Mid-Missouri’s Mentally Ill Population

Missouri School of Journalism Students Share Skill Sets to Produce the Project By Jessica Cullen Marketing Manager Project 573 Columbia, Mo. (April 18, 2012) — A new multimedia website lauding the work of those who care for mid-Missouri residents with a mental illness will launch today. “An Unsung System” includes seven stories about people who … Continued

Joye Patterson Remembered as Innovator in the Field of Science Journalism at MU

By Dan Burley Columbia Missourian Columbia, Mo. (April 17, 2012) — Joye Patterson, a pioneering female faculty member at the Missouri School of Journalism, died Monday. She was 86. Ms. Patterson broke ground in science journalism education and is credited by colleagues for inventing the modern approach to teaching science writing. “This is the grand … Continued

CDC’s Nowak Named First Mizzou Advantage Visiting Professional

His Focus Will Be on Strategic Communication Strategies Regarding Health and Science Issues By Jerett Rion MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 3, 2012) — University of Missouri officials have named Glen Nowak, senior adviser to the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continued

Missouri Journalism Students to Vie for Trip and Scholarships, See World-Renowned Experts Debate on Biotechnology

By Steve Veile Manager, Biotech University Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 15, 2011) — Planners have come up with some new twists for this year’s Biotech University for journalism students. These include a debate between prominent scientific experts on the merits of biotechnology and a more competitive reporting contest. Students at the Missouri School of Journalism, along with … Continued

Rodgers Named Director of Research for Health Communication Research Center

Columbia, Mo. (May 9, 2011) — Shelly Rodgers, an associate professor of strategic communication in the Missouri School of Journalism, has been named the director of research for the Health Communication Research Center (HCRC). Rodgers, who will begin in this role this summer, will guide the research efforts for the Center’s grant and contract projects. … Continued

Journalism Student Selected for National Science Foundation Summer Internship

Columbia, Mo. (March 29, 2011) — Missouri School of Journalism sophomore Amy Fenton will have the opportunity to combine her interests in journalism and chemistry during a summer internship at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She will work with NSF’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs in Arlington, Va., on a variety of studio interviews … Continued

Journalism Students Win Scholarships for Biotechnology Reporting

Print, Multimedia and TV Pieces Part of Biotech University Seminar By Steve Veile Project Manager Biotech University Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 14, 2011) — Five winners of the 2010 Biotech University Reporting Contest will be honored at an awards ceremony on Monday, Feb. 28, in the Fred W. Smith Forum at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the … Continued

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Awards $1.1 Million Grant to Support Health Journalists

Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 26, 2011) — The Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the educational arm of the University of Missouri-based Association of Health Care Journalists, has been awarded a grant of nearly $1.1 million to improve training resources for health journalists. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust made the three-year grant … Continued