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

School Launches New Web Site for Health Communications Research

Columbia, Mo. (March 16, 2004) — The Health Communication Research Center (HCRC) launched a new website featuring the latest information in health news and health communication research. “Our goal with this site is prevention. We want people to learn more about health issues and diseases and how to deal with them,” said Jon Stemmle, HCRC director of … Continued

Missouri Sunshine Law Upgrade Announced at School

Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 25, 2003) — Attorney General Jay Nixon and state Rep. Jeff Harris, of Columbia, today unveiled legislation at the Missouri School of Journalism that will greatly improve access to information regarding governmental decision making. Nixon and Harris proposed the Sunshine Upgrade Act, a bill that opens electronic records and meetings and prohibits … Continued

New Book by Missouri Journalism Professor Focuses on the Benefits of GIS in Journalism

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 10, 2003) — Mapping the News: Case Studies in GIS and Journalism,  a new book by Missouri School of Journalism assistant professor David Herzog, details how geographic information systems (GIS) technology guides journalists to where news is happening as they strive to bring information to the world. Herzog specializes in using geographic information systems … Continued

Mass Media Damaging African-American Women’s Body Esteem, MU Journalism Studies Find

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 8, 2003) — Media images of stereotypically thin, attractive women confront women of all colors. While previous research says these images cause Caucasian women to practice unhealthy behaviors and become extremely dissatisfied with their body image, African-American women supposedly are less concerned with weight. However, two new studies by a Missouri School … Continued

Journalism Researchers Propose New Model for Receiving Spam

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2003) — According to the International Data Corporation, more than one trillion unsolicited e-mail messages, commonly referred to as “spam,” will be sent in 2003. Brightmail, an anti-spam technology company, estimated that 41 percent of all e-mail messages sent daily are spam. Most people find dealing with this new form of … Continued