Research Conducted by the Center for Advanced Social Research Receives National Recognition for Excellence

Columbia, Mo. (June 14, 2010) — The national Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) has recognized research conducted by the Center for Advanced Social Research (CASR) for excellence in data collection and dissemination efforts for The Missouri Green Jobs Report. The C2ER awards program recognizes the contribution of research activities to the success of … Continued

Missouri Journalism Faculty, Students End Academic Year with Impressive Research Record

Productivity Includes 34 Journal Articles, 89 Refereed Papers, 9 Books and 16 Book Chapters Columbia, Mo. (June 14, 2010) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty and students produced a striking amount and breadth of journalism and mass communications research in the 2009-2010 academic year. Researchers discovered a range of significant and illuminating results. For example: … Continued

Missouri Journalism Students, Faculty, Alumni to Present 12 Papers, Lead Panel Discussions at 2010 ICA Conference in Singapore

Columbia, Mo. (June 7, 2010) — A dozen papers written or co-authored by Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will be presented at the International Communication Association‘s 60th annual conference on June 22-26 in Singapore. ICA is a global network of scholars with the mutual aim of producing and sharing research worldwide. Papers … Continued

Magazine Coverage of ADD and ADHD Has Been Largely Informative and Fair, Missouri Journalism Researchers Find

Columbia, Mo. (May 28, 2010) — Magazine coverage of Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has been largely informative and fair, though some articles have stigmatized those with the disorder, Missouri School of Journalism researchers found in one of the first studies of how the media portray ADD/ADHD. ADD and ADHD are the … Continued

Health Coverage in Popular Women’s Magazines Focuses on an Individual’s Initiative, Missouri Journalism Professor Suggests

Columbia, Mo. (May 28, 2010) — Popular women’s magazines tend to focus on what women can do as individuals to better their health yet largely ignore collective or institutional actions needed to address problems in health and healthcare, a Missouri School of Journalism study has found. The study’s author, Assistant Professor Amanda Hinnant, analyzed articles … Continued

The Clock Is Ticking for Mobile Journalism Adaptation, Journalism Professor Says

By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (May 6, 2010) — This January, Gartner, Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company, announced their prediction that by 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide. Clyde Bentley, an associate professor of convergence journalism at the Missouri School … Continued

Research Suggests Chinese Public Relations Strategies Could Benefit from a More Open, Honest Approach

Columbia, Mo. (April 29, 2010) ­— What constitutes effective public relations strategies is an ongoing discussion among professionals in the field, as well as the general public. A Missouri School of Journalism researcher recently studied the effectiveness of public relations strategies employed in China during the SARS crises of 2002. Ernest Zhang, the China program … Continued

The Joy is in the Social Hunt

MU Researcher Finds Facebook Users Enjoy Searching for Friends the Most By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (April 22, 2010) — The popularity of social networking websites has grown dramatically in recent years. One of the most popular sites,, now boasts more than 350 million users worldwide. With so many people interacting … Continued

Who Is Injured Determines Who Gets the Blame

MU Study Finds that Consumers Blame Organizations for Crises More When the Injured Party Is a Consumer, Rather Than a Member of the Organization By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (April 15, 2010) — When crises such as the recent Toyota recalls occur, public relations practitioners develop strategies to minimize damage to company … Continued