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

MU study looked at ethical issues in U.S. presidential election press coverage between 2000-2016 By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 22, 2020) — The 2016 U.S. presidential election is considered a “game changer” for journalists covering the U.S. presidential elections by causing them to dramatically reconsider how they view their role – … Continued

Killer vaccines? Social media messages influence parents about HPV

MU media expert finds social media use is associated with belief that HPV vaccine is lethal in children By Eric Stann MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 10, 2020) — Social media keeps us connected to one another, but it also influences our beliefs. Now, a new study from the University of Missouri finds that … Continued

Two Missouri School of Journalism Graduate students receive ‘best paper’ at international 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 Research with Public Relations Practice at the International Public Relations Research Conference. Their paper is titled “Increasing Sincerity and Credibility through CCS to Stabilize … Continued

Challenge Accepted! Expandable audio journalism lets listeners take control.

Missouri School of Journalism students partner with media organizations to solve problems they face. By Slone Salerno, Vivian Wang, Elliot Bauman and Sarai Vega Columbia, Mo. (May 21, 2020) — Technology has allowed us to change the way we listen to the news and has expanded our options dramatically. We can listen to the news … 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’

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 members from the Missouri School of Journalism recently received a $5,000 Senior Scholars grant from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for a research … Continued

Communicating science can benefit from scientists ‘being human’

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 scientist. As social beliefs and values change over time, scientists have struggled with effectively communicating the facts of their research with the … Continued