Four Mizzou Seniors Conduct Historic Preservation Survey for Course Final

By Michelle Brooks Jefferson City (Mo.) News Tribune Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 – 12:26:00 CDT A strong majority of local business professionals say they support historic preservation in Jefferson City. That’s according to a survey conducted as part of a Strategic Communications course at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. The results show … Continued

Missouri Journalism Professor, Researcher Receives University’s 2007 Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Columbia, Mo. (May 14, 2007) — The University of Missouri-Columbia Office of Undergraduate Research recently named Paul Bolls one of two recipients of the 2007 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award at the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum. The award recognizes faculty members who support and promote undergraduate research and creative and scholarly achievements. In … Continued

31 Missouri Journalism Faculty, Student Papers on Program at 2007 ICA Conference

Columbia, Mo. (April 30, 2007) — Missouri School of Journalism researchers will present 31 scholarly papers next month at the 2007 conference of the International Communication Association, one of the leading communication-related academic organizations. The 57th annual ICA conference will take place May 24-28 in San Francisco, Calif. With topics ranging from corporate social responsibility … Continued

Undergraduate Researcher to Present Original Scholarly Work at Premiere International Academic Meeting

Columbia, Mo. (April 18, 2007) — This week’s Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., was a dress rehearsal for senior Rachel Bailey, a strategic communication and psychology double major from Iberia, Mo. In May, Bailey and her faculty mentor, Paul Bolls, assistant professor of strategic communication, will present their original … Continued

Negative Newspaper Articles about Clinical Trials Decrease Public Willingness to Participate, Study Finds

Clinical Trials are Necessary for Discovery of New Treatments and Cures By Katherine Kostiuk MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (March 20, 2007) — A University of Missouri-Columbia study has found that newspapers’ front page and section stories about clinical trials are overwhelmingly negative and that exposure to these stories may decrease people’s willingness to participate … Continued

Missouri Journalism Researcher Helps in Former Communist Countries

Collaborations Help Countries Develop Research Methods and Journalism Education By Katherine Kostiuk MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (March 1, 2007) — As part of the Soviet bloc, the countries in Eastern Europe did not place high priority on opinion polling, a common research method in the United States. Now, as many of these countries develop … Continued

Newspaper Study: Investing in the Newsroom is Good for Business

Journalism and Marketing Researchers Determine News Quality Directly Impacts Profitability By Bryan Daniels MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 15, 2007) — In recent years, the newspaper industry has experienced a variety of changes. None have been more noticeable than declining profit margins. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia now have valuable information that could … Continued

Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride

Study Finds African-American Women Are Not Equally Represented in Bridal Magazines By Katherine Kostiuk MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 5, 2006) — Bridal magazines are filled with images of the fairytale wedding – long white dresses, champagne, flowers and kisses. But a study by a Missouri School of Journalism researcher has found that magazine … Continued

Building a Better Online Community

Researchers Find Characteristics that Affect People’s Intent to Participate in Web-Based Communities Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 10, 2006) — The Internet has been both praised for increasing social discussion and criticized for decreasing face-to-face interaction, but a new University of Missouri-Columbia study may help increase online social interaction if Web designers and operators take note. The … Continued