Missouri Journalism Scholars to Present More Than 75 Papers at International Conference

Assistant Professor Brett Johnson Earned a Top Paper Award in the Communication Law and Policy Division Columbia, Mo. (May 24, 2017) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will present more than 75 papers at the 67th annual International Communication Association conference in San Diego, May 25-29. They also will serve in numerous leadership … Continued

Research Finds Media Portrayal of Public Shooters Can Perpetuate Stereotypes

Study Highlights Need for Journalists to Examine Implicit Bias When Reporting on Shootings By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (April 27, 2017) — As the pervasiveness of media reports on public shootings increase, the way in which media cover these violent stories can have broad social implications, including the creation and perpetuation of … Continued

Students Push New Virtual Reality Software to Give Readers Control of the Story

The Emerging Technologies Course Experiments with Imaging, Audio and Text Capabilities Columbia, Mo. (March 21, 2017) — Can virtual reality change the very way journalists tell stories? A program at the Missouri School of Journalism may find out. Emerging Technologies in Journalism, a course taught by Associate Professor Clyde Bentley, digs deeply into new technologies … Continued

Survey Examines Faux News in the Digital Age

Fact-Checking, Fake News and the Future of Political Reporting: The 2017 Missouri-Hurley Symposium By Jennifer Lewallen Columbia, Mo. (March 20, 2017) — American adults are more confident than they should be about their ability to distinguish between real and fake news headlines. They also believe they’re much less likely than their friends to share fake … Continued

New Study Identifies ‘Disconnect’ Between Media and Public

MU Study Finds Journalists Often Have a More ‘Elitist’ View of Democracy Than Many Americans By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 8, 2017) — Recently, mainstream media have faced heavy criticism from all sides of the political spectrum regarding coverage of the presidential election and other political issues. Now, researchers at the … Continued

New Partnership to Strengthen Science, Health, Environmental Journalism Announced

The School Will Join Forces with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in a Multi-Year Program Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 5, 2017) — The Missouri School of Journalism will join forces with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to enhance the School’s emphasis on science, health and environmental journalism in a multi-year program. The Smith/Patterson Science … Continued

Professor, Doctoral Student Win National Recognition for Media History Research

The Scholars Were Recognized at the American Journalism Historians Association National Convention St. Petersburg, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2016) — A Missouri School of Journalism professor and a doctoral student are among the winning scholars who presented at the American Journalism Historians Association national convention in St. Petersburg, Florida. A total of six category wins and … Continued

New Benchmark Established with Publishing of Virtual Reality Feature

The Technology Identifies the Need for New Workflows to Getting the Content Online Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 1, 2016) — The Missouri School of Journalism’s virtual reality program hit a benchmark recently by publishing a 360-degree-illustrated news feature on normal online newspaper deadline. In the Columbia Missourian Oct. 26 article, Emily Shepherd wrote about a Harry … Continued

6 Missouri Graduate Students Receive Scholarships for Digital News Preservation Event

The Goal of the Conference Is to Craft a National Agenda for Preserving Born-Digital Journalism Source: Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2016) — Six Missouri School of Journalism graduate students are among the 14 selected from academic institutions across the U.S. to receive funding assistance to attend a conference where they … Continued

Newspapers, Digital Subscription Services Can Optimize Profits with New Model

By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 18, 2016) — For decades, newspapers have relied on print advertising as their primary source of revenue. However, as newspaper readers continue to read more of their news online rather than in print, advertising revenue is dwindling for many newspapers. Now, researchers from the University of … Continued