Walter Williams Honored With Bust

By Erin Foote Pursell Columbia Missourian Boonville, Mo. (Sept. 15, 2003) — A forest green shroud flapped in the light September breeze. The stern lines of a bronze sculpture could just barely be made out beneath the cloak. More than 60 people gathered on Sunday in front of Boonville’s City Hall as the green sheet … Continued

New Book by Missouri Journalism Professor Focuses on the Benefits of GIS in Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 10, 2003) — Mapping the News: Case Studies in GIS and Journalism,  a new book by Missouri School of Journalism assistant professor David Herzog, details how geographic information systems (GIS) technology guides journalists to where news is happening as they strive to bring information to the world. Herzog specializes in using geographic information systems … 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 Researchers Propose New Model for Receiving Spam

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2003) — According to the International Data Corporation, more than one trillion unsolicited e-mail messages, commonly referred to as “spam,” will be sent in 2003. Brightmail, an anti-spam technology company, estimated that 41 percent of all e-mail messages sent daily are spam. Most people find dealing with this new form of … Continued

The Missouri School of Journalism Welcomes Nine New Faculty Members

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2003) — The Missouri School of Journalism welcomes nine new faculty members. Four will join the staff of the Columbia Missourian, the community’s daily morning newspaper: Elizabeth Brixey, BJ ’85, worked at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wis., for 17 years before joining the Missourian, as city editor and assistant … Continued

Former Associated Press Editor Joins the Columbia Missourian as Visiting Knight Editor

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 3, 2003) — Mark Barnett, formerly of The Associated Press, is joining the Missouri School of Journalism as its Knight Editing Professional-in-Residence. Barnett will take on an editing role at the Columbia Missourian for the next two semesters. His focus will be on coaching students developing narrative and feature projects. Published six … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Presents 2003 Honor Medals

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 22, 2003) — The Missouri School of Journalism will present the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism on Friday, Sept. 5, in the Reynolds Alumni and Visitor Center on the Columbia campus. The Missouri School of Journalism has awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism annually since … Continued

Argentine Journalist Named First Tina Hills Fellow at the Missouri School of Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (July 21, 2003) — Marina Walker, an award-winning journalist from Mendoza, Argentina, has been named the Missouri School of Journalism’s first Tina Hills Fellow for Latin American Journalists. Walker, formerly of Los Andes and the Philadelphia Inquirer, will work as a part-time instructor at Adelante while completing coursework for a master’s degree. Adelante … Continued

La Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri Distingue a Periodista Argentina Como la Primera Becaria Tina Hills

Columbia, Mo. (July 21, 2003) — La galardonada periodista argentina, Marina Walker, ha sido distinguida como la primera becaria Tina Hills de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri. Walker, que ha integrado el staff editorial de diario Los Andes, en Mendoza, Argentina y de The Philadelphia Inquirer en Estados Unidos, trabajará como … Continued