Two Missouri School of Journalism Graduate students receive ‘best paper’ at international conference

Two Missouri School of Journalism graduate students, Courtney Boman and Erika Schneider, were awarded Best Paper at the 23rd International Public Relations Research Conference. Columbia, Mo. (May 29, 2020) — Two Missouri School of Journalism graduate students, Courtney Boman and Erika Schneider, were awarded Best Paper on the 23rd IPRRC Theme Award: Connecting Theory and … Continued

Challenge Accepted! Expandable audio journalism lets listeners take control.

What if listeners could control the way an audio story plays out while listening to it? Four Missouri convergence journalism students explored various means for achieving an expandable audio experience with RJI Fellow Michael Epstein, writer/director with Walking Cinema in San Francisco. Missouri School of Journalism students partner with media organizations to solve problems they … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism student receives Outstanding Discovery Fellows award for undergraduate research

By Katelynn McIlwain Columbia, Mo. (May 8, 2020) — Jacob LaGesse of Clayton, Missouri, received the Outstanding Discovery Fellows Award in recognition of the research he has been conducting to assist journalists. This award recognizes students who have done exceptional work within the Discovery Fellows Program, an Honors College initiative that pairs students with faculty, … Continued

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

Amanda Hinnant, Ryan Thomas and Yong Volz plan to use a $5,000 AEJMC Senior Scholars grant to improve the Discourse of Journalism database, making it more user-friendly. 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 … Continued

Communicating science can benefit from scientists ‘being human’

Luis Martinez-Lemus (right) discusses research findings with Lauren Park (left) and Jaume Padilla at the University of Missouri’s Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. 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 … Continued

Missouri journalism team helps public health agencies tell stories about opioids, abuse of the drugs

Missouri journalism faculty traveled to Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Kirksville, St. Joseph, St. Louis and Springfield to discuss media coverage of opioids and their abuse. Research finds little coverage of opioids in Missouri By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 17, 2019) — This past summer a team of Missouri School of Journalism strategic communication … Continued

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

Doctoral student Lei Guo’s research led her to conclude that the anti-corruption movement in China was influential because “it went far deeper and lasted far longer than anyone could imagine.” 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. … Continued

Journalism professors equip students with science and information literacy skills

J-School faculty Sara Shipley Hiles and Katherine Reed teamed up with Peter Tipton, professor at the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to offer a new interdisciplinary class entitled, “Manipulation and Misrepresentation of Science: Combating Threats to Democracy.” Interdisciplinary class serves as model for other educators, findings shared in recent research paper By … Continued