School Launches New Web Site for Health Communications Research

Columbia, Mo. (March 16, 2004) — The Health Communication Research Center (HCRC) launched a new website featuring the latest information in health news and health communication research. “Our goal with this site is prevention. We want people to learn more about health issues and diseases and how to deal with them,” said Jon Stemmle, HCRC director of … Continued

Casio Supports Student Education and Donates Exilim Digital Cameras to the Missouri School of Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (March 15, 2004) — Casio, Inc., a leader in consumer electronics, has donated eight digital Exilim EX-Z3 digital cameras to the Missouri School of Journalism. The cameras will be used in the School’s planning and communications office and as part of a Strategic Campaigns class for the winter semester. Students will design an integrated … Continued

Larry Powell Joins Missouri School of Journalism Faculty

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 18, 2004) — Larry Powell has joined the faculty of the Missouri School of Journalism as an Assistant Professor, Professional Practice. He will teach introductory and advanced visual communication courses. Previously Powell was the president of his own advertising and marketing firm called Larry Powell & Associates, which he founded in Dallas in 1993. … Continued

Student-Developed Campaign Wins Two National Awards

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 16, 2003) — A strategic communications campaign developed by Missouri School of Journalism advertising seniors for the Missouri Department of Transportation recently won its second national award. Team members were Camille Clingan of Chesterfield, Mo., Sara Ralston of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., Bill Smith, Chula, Mo., and Asian Udoh, O’Fallon, Ill. Susan Bartel … Continued

New Advertising Department Chair Named

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 22, 2003) — Margaret Duffy, PhD, has been named chair of the advertising department. She succeeds Steve Kopcha who has returned to full-time teaching. As chair, Duffy will oversee administrative activities of the department and serve as the liaison between other faculty, students, and the dean. Her colleagues nominated her for the position. … Continued

Mass Media Damaging African-American Women’s Body Esteem, MU Journalism Studies Find

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 8, 2003) — Media images of stereotypically thin, attractive women confront women of all colors. While previous research says these images cause Caucasian women to practice unhealthy behaviors and become extremely dissatisfied with their body image, African-American women supposedly are less concerned with weight. However, two new studies by a Missouri School … Continued

Journalism Professor Named to National Advisory Council

Columbia, Mo. (June 20, 2003) — Suzette Heiman, director of planning and communications and an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, has been named to the first Best Practices in Corporate Communication advisory council of experts in the field of corporate communications. Comprised of senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, the group will be … Continued

Dallas-area Alumni Celebrate the Launch of Nokia Ads Developed by Mizzou Students

Dallas (April 14, 2003) — Dallas-Fort Worth-area alumni and other guests gathered April 14 at La Cima Club, Irving, to celebrate the launch of two television ads developed by Missouri School of Journalism students for the Nokia 3650 phone. Debra Kennedy, Nokia, and Jack Smith, broadcast advertising course professor, discussed how two two-member teams designed … Continued

Esther Thorson Receives Prestigious AAA Award

Columbia, Mo. (April 14, 2003) — Esther Thorson, PhD, associate dean for research and graduate studies at the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, has received an Outstanding Contribution to Research Award from the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) for her 20 years of contributions to the field of advertising research. She is … Continued

Will Work For Credit: MU Journalism Students Create Ads For National Television

Columbia, Mo. (April 11, 2003) — College students spend countless hours working on class projects, preparing themselves for future career opportunities. For a number of advertising students at the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the chance to launch those careers and gain national exposure has arrived early. Last week, two Nokia … Continued