Excessive Facebook Use Can Damage Relationships, Missouri Journalism Study Finds

Using Facebook Too Much Can Lead to Cheating, Breakup and Divorce By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 10, 2013) — Facebook and other social networking websites have revolutionized the way people create and maintain relationships. However, new research shows that Facebook use could actually be damaging to users’ romantic relationships. Russell Clayton, … Continued

New Journalism Survey Will Help Evaluate and Teach Teenagers News Literacy

By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (May 15, 2013) — A crucial role of journalism is educating the public about important events and issues. However, impactful journalism requires consumers who are “news literate,” meaning they possess the ability to think critically about what they read and watch. Evaluating the level of an individual’s … Continued

Alcohol Use, Anxiety Predict Facebook Use by College Students, MU Study Finds

By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (April 10, 2013) — With nearly one billion users worldwide, Facebook has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people. Because so many people engage with the website daily, researchers are interested in how emotionally involved Facebook users become with the social networking site and … Continued

Master’s Thesis Research Featured During Recent American Society of News Editors Webinar on Design Hubs

Rachel Schallom, MA ’12, Studied Job Satisfaction among Designers Employed by Traditional Newsrooms and Design Hubs Columbia, Mo. (March 28, 2013) — The American Society of News Editors featured the research Rachel Schallom, BJ ’10, MA ’12, conducted for her master’s thesis during its second leadership and management webinar of the year. Schallom, who now serves as a print and … Continued

Blog Documenting Pioneering Course in Drone Journalism Launched

Missouri School of Journalism Students Explore Public Service News Coverage Using New Technology Columbia, Mo. (March 8, 2013) — Students at the Missouri School of Journalism have launched a blog documenting a pioneering course in drone journalism. Related: NBC Nightly News Weekend Edition for March 9: “Schools Use Drones for Learning“ The blog, called “The Missouri Drone … Continued

Jessica Pupovac, MA ’12, Reworks Master’s Project for The Crime Report

The Article Focuses on News Media Access to Prisons By Erik Hall Columbia, Mo. (March 6, 2013) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to ban journalists from the state’s prisons provided timeliness for Jessica Pupovac, MA ’12, to rework her Missouri School of Journalism master’s project about news media access to prisons into a 2,000-word … Continued

News Websites Should Target ‘Reward Seekers,’ Journalism Researcher Finds

Website Designers Should Strive for Simplicity, Invoke Emotion to Boost Online Revenue By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (March 6, 2013) — As newspaper sales continue to decline, many news organizations are searching for ways to improve readership and revenues from their online presences. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that … Continued

Obesity Coverage in Black Newspapers Is Mostly Negative, MU Study Finds

Negative Health Stories Could Discourage Men in the African-American Community from Taking Action By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 14, 2013) — Obesity rates have increased dramatically in the last few decades. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, African Americans make up more than 60 percent of the overweight and obese population, … Continued

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