Two Missouri School of Journalism doctoral students win awards at AEJMC

By: Gabi Bain Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 14, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism doctoral students Evgeniia Belobrovkina and Weilu Zhang each took home honors at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in August. Belobrovkina earned a third-place honor for the Lori Eason Award for Graduate Student Research in the Communicating … Continued

School of Journalism Professor Margaret Duffy publishes new book on power of visual communication

By Austin Fitzgerald Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 9, 2021) — A new book by Professor Margaret Duffy, Executive Director of the Novak Leadership Institute, examines the quickly-evolving field of visual communication and provides strategies for communicators in all professions to tell engaging stories by harnessing the power of images. “Visual Communication: Insights and Strategies” chronicles the … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Graduate receives third place in top student papers at AEJMC

Columbia, Mo. (August 6, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism graduate Erika Schneider, Ph.D. ’21, was awarded third place in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Public Relations Division’s student research paper competition. Schneider will present her paper in a panel, among other top paper winners, at 12:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday, … Continued

Study: Young workers now value respect over ‘fun’ perks in the workplace

Researchers at University of Missouri and Kansas State University discovered having respectful communication outweighs ‘fun’ work perks when attracting and retaining young workers. By Eric Stan, MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July 22, 2021) — Millennials, often referred to as the “job-hopping generation,” represent a group of young workers who once grabbed the national spotlight … Continued

Understanding how people make sense of the news they consume

University of Missouri researchers hope their findings can be translated into better user experiences for consuming news on digital news platforms How people consume news and take actions based on what they read, hear or see, is different than how human brains process other types of information on a daily basis, according to researchers at … Continued

Journalism: A ticket to see the world

Doctoral candidate Iuliia Alieva lets her interests guide her way around the globe, one report at a time. Columbia, Mo. (May 11, 2021) — As Iuliia Alieva, a doctoral graduate in the Missouri School of Journalism, approached her graduation in May, she didn’t have much time to reflect. Teaching, writing her dissertation, searching for jobs … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism junior Mac McMullan named 2021 Cherng Summer Scholar

Rising MU junior receives $7,000 and access to research expense account By Jennifer Nelson-Pallikkathayil Columbia, Mo. (May 3, 2021) — Missouri School of Journalism junior Mac McMullan of Kennett, Missouri, was named a 2021 Cherng Summer Scholar, one of the University of Missouri’s most prestigious and ambitious summer research and artistry programs.  The program is … Continued

A glimpse into the ‘YAYA’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

Because of the pandemic, this year’s State of the YAYA Report, prepared by the University of Missouri School of Journalism’s professional advertising agency, will be like no other report before it. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than a year’s worth of unprecedented events in the lives of today’s 18- to 24-year-olds, disrupting their formative … Continued

Finding resiliency in local, community news gathering

Study by journalism professors at University of Missouri and University of Kansas explores impact of COVID-19 on U.S. community newspapers. By Eric Stann Columbia, Mo. (April 13, 2021) — When the Webster-Kirkwood Times, a community newspaper in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, had to endure layoffs and stop publishing its print edition — due … Continued