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

Journalism Undergrad Co-Publishes Research in Academic Journal

For Caroline Dade, Research ‘Bridges Gap’ between Academia and Journalism Industry By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 6, 2018) — Tucked among the names of graduate students and professors listed in a recent issue of the academic research journal “Media Practice and Education” is undergraduate journalism student Caroline Dade. The Rogersville, Missouri, native contributed to … Continued

Top Awards and Numerous Paper Presentations Among Missouri’s Highlights at Upcoming Academic Conference

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention Will Be Held Aug. 6-9 in Washington, D.C. Columbia, Mo. (July 20, 2018) — Top awards, numerous paper presentations and a reception will be among the highlights for Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni attending the annual Association for Education in Journalism and … Continued

Journalism Student Takes Deep Dive into Research, Learns Time Management Skills as Discovery Fellow

Assessing Newspaper Pay Models, Anna Lewis Battled Poorly-Designed Websites While Balancing Other Coursework By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (May 17, 2018) — As a freshman interested in writing for a digital publication, University of Missouri undergraduate student Anna Lewis already has a basic grasp on pay models and their importance to the industry she’s considering. … Continued

Associate Professor Tim Vos Elected to AEJMC Leadership Position

He Will Serve as Vice President; Become President in 2020 Columbia, Mo. (April 30, 2018) — Associate Professor Tim Vos has been elected to serve as Vice President of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He will serve a one-year term from Oct. 2018 to Sept. 2019, a one-year term as … Continued