Missouri faculty team receives AEJMC Senior Scholars grant to help in their study of articles written ‘by journalists about journalism’

Funds will help improve Discourse of Journalism database, making it more user-friendly and accessible to more people. By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 25, 2020) — Three faculty members from the Missouri School of Journalism recently received a $5,000 Senior Scholars grant from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for a research … Continued

Communicating science can benefit from scientists ‘being human’

MU researchers determine a scientist’s ‘perceived authenticity’ can inform trust and credibility with audience By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 19, 2020) — First be a human, then be a scientist. As social beliefs and values change over time, scientists have struggled with effectively communicating the facts of their research with the … Continued

Missouri doctoral student studies impact of Chinese anti-corruption movement news on college students

Many students believed mass media would be more influential on others; only 30 percent had good understanding of anti-corruption movement. By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 15, 2019) — As an anti-corruption movement took place in China, researchers including Missouri School of Journalism doctoral student Lei Guo, were curious to learn about the impact that … Continued

Journalism professors equip students with science and information literacy skills

Interdisciplinary class serves as model for other educators, findings shared in recent research paper By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 6, 2019) — In the era of “fake news” and misinformation, Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Sara Shipley Hiles and Professor Katherine Reed equipped interdisciplinary students with strategies for telling the truth about science. … Continued

Journalism job research finds writing and news judgment still top skills required

Research inspired after school faculty began examining how to improve curriculum for industry needs By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 4, 2019) — In a time when the industry is evolving and journalists need different digital skills, a team of Missouri School of Journalism researchers set out to get a better idea of what employers … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Professor Margaret Duffy presents research at Oxford University

Her talk centered on her research findings concerning corporate reputation management in a social media world. By Jerome Duggan Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 21, 2019) — Missouri School of Journalism Professor Margaret Duffy recently presented her research at the Oxford Center for Corporate Reputation conference earlier this year. The Oxford Center is an independent research center within Oxford … Continued

Missouri Journalism Faculty, Graduate Students and Alumni to Present More Than 60 Papers at AEJMC Conference

Six papers earned top research awards; more than 40 Missouri journalism scholars to serve as moderators, discussants, panelists and workshop leaders. Columbia, Mo. (July 24, 2019) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will present more than 60 peer-reviewed research papers at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference Aug. … Continued

More than victims: Migration images provide a chance to tell a greater story

An analysis of the 2015 Syrian exodus shows that how photographers frame migrants in photos matters By Cailin Riley MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (May 29, 2019) — One of the most devastating images from 2015 shows a three-year-old boy, Alan Kurdi, facedown and unmoving on a beach in Turkey. Alan had drowned during an … Continued

Journalism Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advertising

Shelly Rodgers to Serve Three-Year Term Columbia, Mo. (April 16, 2019) — Shelly Rodgers, professor of strategic communication at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been selected as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Advertising (JA). Rodgers is only the third woman and the first individual at the University of Missouri to serve as editor-in-chief in … Continued