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

Online Classified Ads Not Using All Available Resources, MU Study Finds

By Jill McDonnell MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2005) — As newspapers make the shift to more and better online coverage in the age of information technology, classified advertisements in online newspapers have warranted additional attention as well. A recent study, conducted by a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher, found that classified advertisements in … Continued

Newspaper Sports Journalists Imitate ESPN’s Entertaining Jargon, MU Researchers Find

By Christine Feeley MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2005) — ESPN personality Chris Berman coined the phrase, “Back-back-back-back, gone!” Stuart Scott defined “Boo-yah!” and Dick Vitale proclaimed, “It’s awesome, baby!” Now, ESPN sports jargon is making the jump to print media, according to a new Missouri School of Journalism study. Scott Reinardy, a … Continued

Journalism Study Examines the Burnout Effect on Sports Journalists

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 12, 2005) — Ask any journalist and they would tell you that their job is highly stressful and that people in their profession are susceptible to burnout. For sports journalists in particular, extended travel away from their families, late-night deadlines, long workdays that include nights, weekends and holidays, and competition from 24-hour … Continued