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

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

Doctoral Student Heather Shoenberger Receives $2,000 Prize from the American Academy of Advertising

Her Dissertation Research Is on Consumer Perspectives of Online Behavioral Advertising By Erik Hall Columbia, Mo. (March 6, 2013) — The American Academy of Advertising awarded a $2,000 prize to Missouri School of Journalism doctoral student Heather Shoenberger. Shoenberger learned Feb. 19 that she was one of four award recipients. The American Academy of Advertising … Continued

Social Media Mapping Methods Allow Journalism, MU Researchers to Analyze Posts by Families Affected by Autism

Study Finds Dogs Improve Quality of Life for Families with Children with Autism By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 27, 2013) — Families who have children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are often faced with significant challenges, such as caregiver burden, sleep deprivation, and psychological distress. Because of these difficulties, ownership of … 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

MU Researchers Expose Young Adults to News with Online Sports Game

Media Organizations Can Customize Game Template to Engage Readers, Add Revenue Contact: Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau By Kate McIntyre Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 17, 2012) — More than 65 percent of Americans younger than 30 utilize the Internet as their main source for national and international news, according to the Pew Research Center. However, most … Continued