School of Journalism doctoral candidate Iuliia Alieva selected as SURF Fellow

Alieva joins 50 other fellows and was selected from a pool of candidates from more than 200 universities worldwide. Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 3, 2020) — Iuliia Alieva, a doctoral candidate and teaching instructor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, has been selected as a SURF Fellow for the 2020-2021 program. The Stanford U.S.-Russia … Continued

Facebook posts help facilitate belief that HPV vaccine is dangerous to health

University of Missouri health communication expert believes study could inform the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine roll out and distribution. By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2021) — The human papillomavirus infection, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Continued

Explaining science – visually

University of Missouri journalism researchers find infographics can help journalists communicate complex science-based health news. By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 3, 2020) — For more than two decades, scientists and the general public have disagreed on the safety of consuming genetically modified, or GM, foods. A recent survey showed that while … Continued

PRIME lab adjusts to continue researching during pandemic

University of Missouri’s journalism research lab measures a person’s mental and bodily responses to media messaging. Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 3, 2020) — Inside the University of Missouri’s Psychological Research on Information and Media Effects, or PRIME, lab, researchers recently resumed studying how people process media messaging by measuring participants’ eye movement after temporarily stopping their … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism scholar team finds early foreign correspondents often came from socially less advantaged groups

Allowing journalists to ‘immerse’ rather than parachute crucial to ‘informing public opinions and international relations’ Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 8, 2020) — The Americans who made their way to China during the first half of the 20th century to become foreign correspondents came from many walks of life to get there. Despite being from socially less … Continued

Missouri journalism faculty, graduate students and alumni to present 70 papers at AEJMC 2020 virtual conference

Columbia, Mo. (July 30, 2020) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni will present 70 peer-reviewed research papers at the virtual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference Aug. 6-9. More than 2,000 journalism and mass communication scholars are expected to participate in the fully-virtual 2020 AEJMC annual conference. Among the … Continued

‘Anti-vaxxers’ gain traction against HPV vaccine on Facebook, study finds

For a recently-published study, Assistant Professor Monique Luisi studied more than 6,500 public HPV vaccine-related posts on Facebook over the first 10 years since the vaccine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MU media expert analyzed 10 years of HPV-vaccine related Facebook posts By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July … Continued

2016 U.S. presidential election coverage was ‘game changer’ for journalists

According to Ryan J. Thomas, associate professor of journalism studies at the University of Missouri, the 2016 presidential election is considered a “game changer” because it introduced the issue of how journalists confront political candidates. MU study looked at ethical issues in U.S. presidential election press coverage between 2000-2016 By Eric Stann MU News Bureau … Continued

Killer vaccines? Social media messages influence parents about HPV

Social media messaging on the subject of the human papillomavirus vaccine may lead parents to incorrectly believe that it might be lethal when administered to their children, according to Assistant Professor Monique Luisi. MU media expert finds social media use is associated with belief that HPV vaccine is lethal in children By Eric Stann MU … Continued