Missourian, Journalism Students Win Missouri Better Newspaper Awards

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 7, 2003) — The Columbia Missourian won first-place awards for general excellence, news content, newspaper design and investigative reporting in the 2003 Missouri Better Newspaper Contest, conducted by the Missouri Press Association. Executive Editor Tom Warhover was pleased with how the Missourian performed. “In some cases, we went up against the biggest papers in the state and … Continued

News-Editorial Professor Inducted into the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 1, 2003) – James Sterling, BJ ’65, the Community Newspaper Management chair at the Missouri School of Journalism, was one of six who were inducted into the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame at its recent annual meeting in Kansas City. Inductees are chosen based on the length of time they have contributed … Continued

Three Missouri School of Journalism Students Win National SPJ Excellence Awards

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2003) — Three Missouri School of Journalism students have been named national winners in the 2002 Mark of Excellence Awards sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists. Tim Higgins won first place in the General News Reporting category for his story, “Despairing for children’s mental health, some parents give up custody.” … Continued

Linda Bell Blue Returns to Missouri School of Journalism as a Professional in Residence

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 23, 2003) — Linda Bell Blue will share tips and insights from her 20-plus years in television production with students, faculty and staff of the Missouri School of Journalism as part of the school’s Professionals-in-Residence program. She will present numerous lectures and information-sharing sessions on the University of Missouri campus on Sept. … Continued

Washington Program Gives Students Experience Reporting From Nation’s Capital

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 22, 2003) — At 23 years old, Missouri School of Journalism student Matt Keeney is already producing television stories in the news capital of the world. And at 21, so is Christine Maddela. Both are students in the school’s unique Washington Program. They are the first of a new era of Missouri students … Continued

New Advertising Department Chair Named

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 22, 2003) — Margaret Duffy, PhD, has been named chair of the advertising department. She succeeds Steve Kopcha who has returned to full-time teaching. As chair, Duffy will oversee administrative activities of the department and serve as the liaison between other faculty, students, and the dean. Her colleagues nominated her for the position. … Continued

Walter Williams Honored With Bust

By Erin Foote Pursell Columbia Missourian Boonville, Mo. (Sept. 15, 2003) — A forest green shroud flapped in the light September breeze. The stern lines of a bronze sculpture could just barely be made out beneath the cloak. More than 60 people gathered on Sunday in front of Boonville’s City Hall as the green sheet … Continued

New Book by Missouri Journalism Professor Focuses on the Benefits of GIS in Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 10, 2003) — Mapping the News: Case Studies in GIS and Journalism,  a new book by Missouri School of Journalism assistant professor David Herzog, details how geographic information systems (GIS) technology guides journalists to where news is happening as they strive to bring information to the world. Herzog specializes in using geographic information systems … Continued

Mass Media Damaging African-American Women’s Body Esteem, MU Journalism Studies Find

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 8, 2003) — Media images of stereotypically thin, attractive women confront women of all colors. While previous research says these images cause Caucasian women to practice unhealthy behaviors and become extremely dissatisfied with their body image, African-American women supposedly are less concerned with weight. However, two new studies by a Missouri School … Continued

Journalism Researchers Propose New Model for Receiving Spam

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2003) — According to the International Data Corporation, more than one trillion unsolicited e-mail messages, commonly referred to as “spam,” will be sent in 2003. Brightmail, an anti-spam technology company, estimated that 41 percent of all e-mail messages sent daily are spam. Most people find dealing with this new form of … Continued