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

Roger Fidler Named Inaugural Fellow of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 23, 2004) — Roger Fidler has been named the inaugural Visiting Fellow of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. He plans to launch the world’s first live digital newspaper edition through the school’s community daily, the Columbia Missourian, as his Fellow’s project. The Reynolds Institute is a new center … Continued

Missouri Faculty and Students Win Awards, Present Papers at Professional Conference

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 23, 2004) –– Missouri School of Journalism faculty and students received 14 awards, served as panelists, moderators and discussants for 15 sessions, were elected to serve in 10 leadership positions and presented 50 papers and creative projects at the recent Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention held in Toronto. The … Continued

New Website Promotes Understanding of Arthritis to Journalists and Public

Columbia, Mo. (July 28, 2004) — The Missouri Arthritis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (MARRTC) at the University of Missouri-Columbia is launching a new website as part of their nationwide campaign to improve media coverage on arthritis and arthritis-related disabilities. Designed to help both members of the media and the public in their understanding of arthritis and … Continued

“It’s a Dangerous World Out There”

MU Researcher Suggests New Approach to Reporting Crime and Violence By Jenny Jones Columbia, Mo. (May 20, 2004) — “Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing.” “Girls Beat Teen Unconscious at Student Dance.” These are some of the headlines commonly found in newspapers across the country. Not only are these stories sometimes taken out … Continued

Wanta Elected Vice President of National Journalism Education Organization

Columbia, Mo. (May 13, 2004) — Wayne Wanta has been elected vice president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for the 2004-05 academic year. He will become president-elect in 2005-06 and president in 2006-07. Wanta will be the second AEJMC president from the Missouri School of Journalism. Earl F. English, a … Continued

J-School to Join Fight Against Arthritis

Columbia, Mo. (May 7, 2004) — The Missouri School of Journalism is launching a campaign to improve and expand coverage on arthritis among local and national media. The initiative is one of several research projects under way at MARRTC (Missouri Arthritis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center), the only federally funded arthritis center of its kind … Continued

Election Coverage Increasingly Focused on Presidential Candidates’ Wives, MU Researcher Finds

By Jessica Pollard Columbia, Mo. (April 27, 2004) — Twenty-first century media coverage of presidential and vice presidential candidates and their lives now encompasses another facet — their wives. A new study by a Missouri School of Journalism researcher found that these women are becoming increasingly noticed among journalists during the election campaign. Betty Winfield, … Continued