Having Control Might Be Good, but It’s Not Interesting

Study Found That Established Psychological Theories about Control Don’t Apply to Interactive Media By Katherine Kostiuk MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July 7, 2006) — Having control is better than not having control, psychological research shows. When people don’t have control, they feel uncertain, worried and nervous. However, a recent University of Missouri-Columbia study found … Continued

Missouri Journalism Faculty and Students to Present 31 Papers at 2006 ICA Conference in Germany

Columbia, Mo. (May 25, 2006) — The Missouri School of Journalism will be well represented at this year’s International Communication Association (ICA) conference with 31 papers accepted, which were written or collaborated on by School faculty and student authors along with with other professors from the University of Missouri-Columbia and other universities. The 56th annual ICA convention … Continued

Wanta to Serve as 2007 President of National Journalism Organization

Columbia, Mo. (May 8, 2006) — Wayne Wanta will be the 2007 president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the largest professional organization of journalism educators in the world with more than 3,500 members. He will assume his term this August when the organization holds its annual meeting in San Francisco. Wanta, … Continued

New PRIME Lab Web Site to Facilitate Sharing of Media Effects Research

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 6, 2006) — With the launch of the new PRIME Lab Web site, faculty, students and other scholars will have an easier way to share data and other information about media effects research. The PRIME (Psychological Research on Information and Media Effects) Lab is equipped to conduct advanced research on how different … Continued

Innovative Digital eMprint Delivers Breaking News

Nieman Reports Uses eMprint to Get Stories to Journalists Quickly Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 17, 2006) — With a federal court’s decision on the public school teaching of intelligent design looming in mid-December, Nieman Reports Editor Melissa Ludtke knew that her upcoming issue of the quarterly journalism magazine, with a collection of articles about news coverage of … Continued

MU Center Awarded $1.5 Million Renewal Grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14, 2005) — The Center for Religion, the Professions, and the Public at the University of Missouri-Columbia has received a $1.5-million renewal grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The grant will allow the Center to continue studying issues in the professions related to America’s increasing religious and cultural diversity. The Center was established in 2003 … Continued

Research Reveals Slower-Paced, Non-Attack Political Ads Are Most Attention-Getting

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 13, 2005) — The most attention-getting and memorable political advertisements are those that use fewer camera angles and scene changes and do not attack other candidates, according to research conducted at the Missouri School of Journalism. Katherine Roehrick’s research reviewed studies on both cognitive processes (memory, attention, and the like) and 30-second … Continued