As the School of Journalism anticipates its centennial in 2008, its future looks bright with a new building, new programs and updated curricula. But the field of public affairs journalism itself has hit on hard times.
From the very first day it opened, Mizzou's School of Journalism has published a daily newspaper edited by faculty members and staffed by student reporters.
I believe in the profession of journalism.
In the following excerpt from the introduction to What Good Is Journalism? How Reporters and Editors Are Saving America’s Way of Life(University of Missouri Press, 2007), editors George Kennedy and Daryl Moen articulate the roles of journalism in a democracy.
It is Homecoming week once again and the 15th-ranked Tigers (5-1 overall, 1-1 in Big 12 action) are preparing for their showdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Miss Missouri 2006 Sarah French champions diabetes prevention for children. Meanwhile, MU researchers see exercise as the closest thing to a magic bullet.
The number of Americans with type 2 diabetes swelled by 80 percent over the past decade, threatening to lower the average life expectancy for the first time in more than a century. MU doctors and researchers are attacking the problem from several angles, hoping to reverse the trend.
One can't talk about type 2 diabetes without talking about Americans' struggle with the scale.
Camp Hickory Hill, a wooded 77-acre spread five miles northwest of Columbia, contains both a cave with nesting bats and a building called the “Blood Shed.” But the facility is not a training ground for budding vampires. It’s a summer camp where diabetic children can be safe while fishing, hiking and playing games.
Tiger equipment manager Don Barnes organizes MU football gear in custom-built GearBoss modular storage units. The carts roll right into a 48-foot tractor-trailer. Barnes’ department provides for Mizzou's 20 intercollegiate sports, handling everything from golf balls to leotards.