Missouri School of Journalism partners with MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics to revolutionize research on news deserts

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 8, 2023) — An ongoing research project conducted in partnership between the Missouri School of Journalism and the MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics has received a $25,000 grant to support a more accurate method of analyzing news deserts, which arise when communities lose access to local news. … Continued

Overcoming barriers to enhance clinical trials

Two new studies from the University of Missouri School of Journalism found that using social media posts with testimonials is the best way to recruit these individuals for medical trials In two separate studies, MU researchers found testimonials on social media can help recruit much needed Black Americans and rural white men to participate in … Continued

News media’s racial reckoning

George Floyd aftermath changed the question from what can be said, to what must be said By Emeri Burks Emeri Burks conducted in-depth interviews with 12 journalists as part of her work to earn a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. Burks is currently an independent journalist publishing under the label EB Words (ebwords.org) … Continued

How to slow an exodus of women television journalists

Systemic changes are needed to prevent burnout and create safe environments By Kaili Ward Kaili Ward conducted this research project as part of her work to earn a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. Kaili is a former multimedia journalist who currently works in the public relations industry. She didn’t sign up for … Continued

Doctoral fellowships at Missouri School of Journalism open doors to high-impact research

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Nov. 8, 2022) — As part of the Missouri School of Journalism’s dedication to accessible and affordable education, a number of doctoral fellowships are available for those looking for a high-impact opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree that takes education beyond the classroom. With full tuition waivers, health insurance and … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism announces inaugural class of Gregory Scholars

L-R: Doctoral student Ting-Hao Tsou, master’s student and J-School alum Cate Enrooth, junior Owen Bazigian, Shelly Rodgers, junior Sophie Carite, master’s student Krutika Deshpande, junior Nahomi Gonzalez, and doctoral student Justin Willett The Gregory Scholars Program offers paid, interdisciplinary research experience to undergraduate and graduate students alike By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 31, 2022) … Continued

Elevating voices

Missouri School of Journalism associate professor travels to the Gulf Coast to research the impact of climate and environmental disasters on marginalized communities and how those events are covered by media.