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

MU Researcher Examines Former Attorney General Ashcroft’s Place in History

MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 28, 2005) — During his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, John Ashcroft’s actions, especially those after Sept. 11, 2001, were criticized for infringing on the civil liberties of U.S. citizens, terror suspects and prisoners of war. However, Ashcroft was not the first attorney general to face a national security … Continued

MU Study Shows Online Web Sites Beneficial to Cancer Patients

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 21, 2005) — According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer affects more than 200,000 women each year in North America, making it the most prevalent cancer for women and the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Many of these women now turn to the Internet to seek information and … Continued

MU Study Finds College Football Writers Show Bias in Reporting

By Jessica Pollard MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 9, 2004) — The ever-growing popularity of college football has triggered an immediate desire from fans for information specific to their favorite teams. While the media feel obligated to meet these needs, the sports world has become unwelcome territory for many writers and editors. A recent … Continued