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

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