Newspaper Publishers Optimistic About the Future, MU Survey Shows

By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 3, 2012) — Despite a declining readership and a poor economy that has forced the newspaper industry to drastically cut staff and expenditures in recent years, publishers of U.S. daily newspapers remain optimistic about the future of their industry. In the largest survey of its kind, … Continued

News Consumption of Political Stories Not Enough to Retain Political Knowledge

Teens Must Think About and Discuss Politics to Learn, MU Study Finds By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 25, 2012) — A strong democracy depends on smart voters who choose their leaders based on their knowledge of important political issues. One of the ways that Americans learn about politics is by following … Continued

Facebook Profile Pictures Influence Perceived Attractiveness, Journalism Study Finds

Pictures with Positive Social Cues Help Attract Potential Employers, Friends By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 12, 2012) — Around the world, more than 850 million people use Facebook regularly to communicate. More and more employers also are using Facebook as a way to examine potential employees before making hires. Now, journalism … Continued

For Young Adults, Appearance Matters More than Health, MU Research Suggests

Research Inspires Interactive Theater, Opens Dialogue By Jesslyn Chew MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 13, 2012) — When it comes to college-age individuals taking care of their bodies, appearance is more important than health, research conducted at the University of Missouri suggests. María Len-Ríos, an associate professor of strategic communication, Suzanne Burgoyne, a professor … Continued

Press Freedom Leads to Happiness, Environmental Quality, Study Finds

Journalism Doctoral Student Says Open Access to Information and Sources Makes the Difference By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (August 6, 2012) — Freedom of the press is viewed by many as a cornerstone of democracy. But can it actually help improve people’s lives and make them happy? A researcher at the Missouri … Continued

Journalism Students Produce 10-Part Series on Book Challenges in Missouri’s Public Schools

The “Unfit to Read” Project Provides Hands-on Experience with Sunshine Requests Columbia, Mo. (July 25, 2012) — Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in a Missouri School of Journalism course have produced a 10-part series about book challenges in the state’s public schools. The investigative report, recently published in the Columbia Missourian, includes three interactive graphics. … Continued

A Missouri School of Journalism Professor and Alumni Named Reynolds Journalism Fellows

The 2012-13 Class Will Explore New Industry Tools and Strategies Columbia, Mo. (July 25, 2012) — A Missouri School of Journalism professor and two alumni are among the six leading journalists and industry professionals named to the 2012-13 class of Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Fellows. The group will pursue new online revenue opportunities, social media techniques … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Scholars to Participate in Global Research Conference

Faculty, Students and Alumni to Present 23 Papers, Lead Two Sessions Columbia, Mo. (May 16, 2012) — The Missouri School of Journalism scholars will join those from more than 60 counties and the top universities in the world at the upcoming International Communication Association meeting in Phoenix. Faculty, students and alumni will present 23 conference … Continued