Online Reader Comments Can Provide Valuable Feedback to News Sites

Readers Often Value Different Journalistic Ideals Than Traditional Journalists By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (July 1, 2015) — For years, news organizations that post content on the Internet have allowed readers to leave comments about stories. Often, these readers’ comments become a forum for political debates and other communication that the news … Continued

8 Students Document Living History During South Africa Reporting Trip

The Journalists Capture the Stories of Those who Lived During Apartheid Columbia, Mo. (June 29, 2015) — Eight Missouri School of Journalism students recently returned from a three-week trip to South Africa this month after completing journalism projects about the struggle against apartheid. The students, who were led by Professor Randall Smith, the Donald W. … Continued

Yang Cheng Wins Inez Kaiser Graduate Students of Color Award

She Focuses Her Doctoral Research on Organization-Public Relationship Measurement Columbia, Mo. (June 26, 2015) — Yang Cheng is one of three recipients of the Inez Kaiser Graduate Students of Color Award, sponsored by the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Cheng is a doctoral student at the Missouri … Continued

New Book Sheds Light on News Outcomes

‘Gatekeeping in Transition’ Reviews Economic and Tech Shifts in Journalism Columbia, Mo. (June 24, 2015) — A new book sheds light on how news turns out the way it does in a digital media environment. “Gatekeeping in Transition” (Routledge, 2015) challenges what many journalism scholars have accepted about the outcomes of news. Editors Tim Vos, … Continued

AdZou Wins First FOX Sports University Intercollegiate Competition

Team’s Market Research, Ideas for FOX Sports Flagship Show Beat Out 3 Other Universities Columbia, Mo. (June 10, 2015) — An AdZou team is the winner of the first-ever FOX Sports University intercollegiate competition, FOX Sports officials recently announced. AdZou is a strategic communication capstone course at the Missouri School of Journalism. “The students at … Continued

Black Athletes Stereotyped Negatively in Media Compared to White Athletes

By Nathan Hurst MU News Bureau Columbia, Mo. (June 2, 2015) — Research has shown that media, such as television and video games, can affect viewers’ thoughts and actions. Now, new research by Cynthia Frisby, an associate professor of strategic communication in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, has revealed racial stereotyping in the … Continued

Missouri Has Strong Presence at International Communication Conference

Faculty, Students and Alumni Present 39 Refereed Papers, Earn 4 Top Paper Awards Columbia, Mo. (May 28, 2015) — Missouri School of Journalism faculty, students and alumni presented 39 refereed papers at the 65th annual conference of the International Communication Association. The four-day meeting was held May 21-25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Five of … Continued

Insight: News Organizations Make Limited Use of Citizen Photography

2 Missouri Journalism Researchers Examine the Participatory Nature of Visual Journalism Columbia, Mo. (May 28, 2015) — Replacing the work of staff photographers with citizen-generated pictures has been a concern for photojournalists, but research at the Missouri School of Journalism indicates news organizations’ use of citizen photographs may be restricted to specific types of events … Continued

Yang Cheng Wins International Corporate Communication Award

Her Research Helps Businesses Evaluate the Impact of Public Relations Columbia, Mo. (May 6, 2015) — Missouri School of Journalism doctoral student Yang Cheng has been named the winner of the 2015 Peter Debreceny Corporate Communication Award, given by the International Public Relations Research Conference. The award is one of several given at the annual … Continued

Doctoral Student Yang Cheng Named PRIME Research Fellow

Her Focus Will Be on Organization-Public Relationship Measurement By Caroline Murray Columbia, Mo. (May 4, 2015) — Missouri School of Journalism doctoral student Yang Cheng has been named the 2015 Institute of Public Relations Grunig PRIME Research Fellow. As a fellow, Cheng will work at PRIME Research‘s Ann Arbor, Michigan, offices for six weeks this … Continued