Study Finds MyMissourian, MU’s Citizen Journalism Project, Is Paying Off

By Shannon Burke Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 22, 2005) — Some of the first videos, pictures and descriptions of the destruction that followed the explosions on London’s mass transit system on July 7 were not from the lenses or pens of professional journalists. Rather, witnesses with camera phones and online blogs were the main sources of … Continued

Missouri Journalism Students and Faculty Present 32 Papers, Win Four Student Awards at 2005 AEJMC Convention

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 8, 2005) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty and graduate students presented 32 research papers at the 2005 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) convention Aug. 10-13 in San Antonio, Texas. Missouri doctoral students highlighted the convention, winning four “best student” paper awards. They won twice as many awards as any … Continued

Overholser Co-Authors Book on the Press and Democracy

By Courtney Suthoff Columbia, Mo. (June 20, 2005) — Geneva Overholser, the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, have edited “The Press,” a volume in the new Oxford University Press series, Institutions of American … Continued

Ethnic Groups Process Breast Cancer Information Differently, MU Researcher Finds

By Jessica Pollard MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 10, 2005) — Recent studies indicate that while more Caucasian women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, the survival rate among African-American women is lower than Caucasian women. This may suggest that media messages encouraging women to engage in risk prevention work better for Caucasians … Continued

Media Impact on Breast Cancer Awareness, Anxiety Different for Caucasian and African-American Women, MU Researcher Finds

By Jessica Pollard MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (April 28, 2005) — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women. From the disease prevention perspective, there is a need for accurate and credible information to be effectively communicated to women about breast cancer and … Continued

New Research Shows Americans’ Love-Hate Relationship with Journalism

Contact: George Kennedy 573-882-4045 Columbia, Mo. (April 27, 2005) — A new study shows that Americans have a more positive, more complicated set of attitudes toward journalism than the recent wave of media criticism implies. “The consumers of American journalism respect, value and need it – but they’re also skeptical about whether journalists really live … Continued

Journalism Students Win Top Prize in Arthur W. Page Competition

Columbia, Mo. (March 29, 2005) — A student team from the Missouri School of Journalism recently took first place in the 2005 Case Study Competition in Corporate Communications sponsored by the Arthur W. Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations. The team, consisting of students Megan Perry, Laura Chia, Meredith Stevens, Rupa Rajagopalan and … Continued

Overholser Authors Book Chapter on Journalists and Corporate Scandals

Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2005) — Geneva Overholser, the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting, has authored a chapter in the new book, “Restoring Trust in American Business,” published by MIT Press. A project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the book focuses on the recent wave of corporate scandals and examines … Continued

Field-Test of the World’s First EmPRINT Newspaper to Begin March 6

Columbia, Mo. (March 1, 2005) — The Columbia Missourian will begin a field-test March 6 of the world’s first Electronic Media Print (EmPRINT) newspaper edition. The Missourian, a community daily newspaper serving the Columbia region, is operated by the Missouri School of Journalism. Roger Fidler, the inaugural Visiting Fellow of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, developed the … Continued