• The state of journalism in democracy

    The state of journalism in democracy
    May 28, 2019

    This is a summary of a study by the Philosophy of Journalism graduate class led by associate professor Ryan Thomas. The students’ semester-long task was to research the state of journalism in relation to its role in democracy.
  • Engaging women: Reflecting the reality of your audience

    Engaging women
    Engaging women: Reflecting the reality of your audience
    March 8, 2016

    Many millennial women claim commenting on news articles online is important for democracy, yet few say they are actually sharing their points of view, according to an online survey conducted by University of Missouri School of Journalism students.
  • Raising women’s voices

    Raising women’s voices
    December 23, 2015

    Many assumed the Internet would open a wide frontier where barriers to the participation of women would fall away and more robust expressions of democracy would take hold. In the news industry, that was far from the truth.
  • Engaging women: Building news community that looks like the audience

    Engaging women
    Engaging women: Building news community that looks like the audience
    October 8, 2015

    A funny thing happened as the digital revolution in news unfolded. As news sites offered more open and more accessible spaces for readers to share their points of view, online communities largely left women behind.