Female Pulitzer Prize Winners Require Higher Qualifications, MU Study Finds

Gender Disparity in Journalism Still Exists, But Is Improving By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 17, 2012) — The Pulitzer Prize in journalism is one of the world’s most prestigious awards. Despite progress in the last few decades, gender disparities in the field of journalism have existed as long as the profession … Continued

Missouri Faculty, Students Present 36 Papers at ICA Conference

One on Health News Agenda-Building Selected as a Top Public Relations Paper Columbia, Mo. (May 19, 2009) — Missouri School of Journalism continues to be well represented in research on the national scene, as 36 papers written or co-authored by current students and faculty were accepted for the upcoming International Communication Association convention in Chicago. ICA … Continued

Tan is ‘In’: Study Finds Light Brown More Attractive than Pale or Dark Skin

Findings Might Impact How Advertisers Use Models By Katherine Kostiuk MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 2, 2006) — Some African-American stars have been ridiculed for trying to lighten their skin color, but many Caucasians go to tanning salons to darken their skin. A new study by Missouri School of Journalism researcher Cynthia Frisby found that people … 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

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

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

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