Online Classified Ads Not Using All Available Resources, MU Study Finds

By Jill McDonnell MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2005) — As newspapers make the shift to more and better online coverage in the age of information technology, classified advertisements in online newspapers have warranted additional attention as well. A recent study, conducted by a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher, found that classified advertisements in … Continued

Newspaper Sports Journalists Imitate ESPN’s Entertaining Jargon, MU Researchers Find

By Christine Feeley MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2005) — ESPN personality Chris Berman coined the phrase, “Back-back-back-back, gone!” Stuart Scott defined “Boo-yah!” and Dick Vitale proclaimed, “It’s awesome, baby!” Now, ESPN sports jargon is making the jump to print media, according to a new Missouri School of Journalism study. Scott Reinardy, a … 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

Three Knight Editing Fellows Named for 2005-2006 Academic Year

By Rachel Kaatmann Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 6, 2005) — Rania Adwan, Traci Angel and Rob Weir were named Knight Editing fellows at the Missouri School of Journalism for the 2005-2006 academic year. The Knight Editing Fellowship program was started in 2002 as an opportunity for experienced journalists to serve in a teaching capacity as an editor … Continued

Dean Mills Honored as Recipient of Pacheco Leadership Award

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2005) — The University of Missouri has announced that R. Dean Mills, dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the 2005 recipient of the Manuel T. Pacheco Academic Leadership Award. Mills was presented with a plaque and a $2,500 award at the Leadership Development Program Kickoff/Alumni Dinner, Sept. … Continued

Five New Faculty Members Join the School

By Revee Booth Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2005) — Five new faculty members joined the Missouri School of Journalism at the beginning of the 2005-06 academic year. They are Yong Volz in Journalism Studies; John Fennell in Magazine Journalism; and Laura Johnston, Jake Sherlock and Margaret Walter in Newspaper Journalism. John Fennell is an associate professor in … Continued

KHOU Defenders To Receive Medal, Present Master Classes

By D’Arcy Rapp Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2005) — The KHOU Defenders, an investigative television news team from Houston, are the first journalists this year to receive a Missouri Honor Medal for their dedication to exposing social and corporate failings and raising consumer awareness. The four members of the Defenders, two of whom are J-School graduates, … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Presents 2005 Honor Medals

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 14, 2005) — The Missouri School of Journalism will present the 2005 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism to five individuals and one news organization in newspaper journalism, photojournalism, broadcast news and advertising. The Missouri School of Journalism has awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism annually … Continued

Coleman Benefits from Prestigious Internship at NPR

By Revee Booth Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 12, 2005) — Yolanda Coleman, a senior magazine major at the Missouri School of Journalism, recently spent the summer in Washington, D.C. interning for National Public Radio (NPR). Coleman was selected out of more than 1,000 applicants to be a part of NPR’s summer internship where she served as the publicity … Continued

Journalism Study Examines the Burnout Effect on Sports Journalists

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 12, 2005) — Ask any journalist and they would tell you that their job is highly stressful and that people in their profession are susceptible to burnout. For sports journalists in particular, extended travel away from their families, late-night deadlines, long workdays that include nights, weekends and holidays, and competition from 24-hour … Continued