• “At the intersection of isolation and otherness”: Experiences and identity of American Muslim converts and the effects of media framing after 9/11 

    Nanda, Showkat (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    This project examines in depth experiences of seven American Muslim converts based on personal interviews. It analyzes how framing of Muslims in American mainstream media after 9/11 changed people's attitudes towards them. ...
  • Bringing the election home 

    Lucier, Amanda (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The road to success for photographers pursuing major photographic projects in modern newsrooms is often difficult. Using in-depth interviews, this paper explores the challenges faced by five accomplished photographers as ...
  • Christianity & journalism: perspectives from photojournalists of color 

    Stephan, Sini M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    This master's professional project examines the role of Christian faith in the area of photojournalism. In order to understand the relation of faith in ones professional work, the analysis portion of this project explores ...
  • Coming of age: how different cultures mark a young woman’s rite of passage into adulthood 

    Hermes, Ann (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    Whether unconscious or not, a photographer's framing bias appears in every aspect of his or her work, from the conceptualization of a project to the documentation process. Does an acceptance and acknowledgement of photographers ...
  • Do readers believe what they see?: reader acceptance of image manipulation 

    Oriez, Richard J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This study uses a random public sample to measure the level of acceptance the public has of various kinds of image adjustment/manipulation, to discover how frequently the respondents believe the same manipulations are ...
  • Documenting Trenton: editing and design of the 65th Missouri Photo Workshop photo book 

    Kendall-Ball, Gregory (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Every day hundreds of millions of photographs are produced around the world, yet only a tiny fraction ever get published. The mass media theory of “gatekeeping” is one way of understanding how photo editors select or reject ...
  • Editing and marketing a photography book 

    Wood, Katie L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Photojournalists often sacrifice their personal relationships, their health and sometimes even their lives to create compelling images that tell important stories. But if photography is not seen, then it cannot tell a ...
  • Exotic pet ownership in Missouri 

    Barnes, Katie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    With the increase in environmental concerns facing our world, professional photojournalists are challenged to produce photographs that tell the story of current environmental issues. Learning how these environmental ...
  • Good earth: Exploring Missouri's Old Lead Belt 

    Hoste, Benjamin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    Unstructured in-depth interviews were used to explore the lasting influences the lead mining industry and its legacy have had on community perceptions and identity within Missouri's Old Lead Belt. The Old Lead Belt is a ...
  • Growing an Online Audience for Rich Media: How the photography departments at the South Florida Sun- Sentinel and The Denver Post cultivated an online audience for multimedia. 

    Lyden, Meghan P. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    During the height of newsroom layoffs, The Denver Post photography department found a way to attract millions of new viewers to their website by pushing for more visual, organized, quality photographs, videos and multimedia ...
  • Home birth culture 

    Hodgson, Alison (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    Home Birth Culture is a photographic essay that examines women's reasons for choosing to birth at home. Environmental portraits are combined with audio clips to help tell the story of each subject's experiences with home ...
  • Model minority 

    Mahadevan, Naveen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    Two contemporary documentary photographers based in the US were interviewed and asked about their approach to doing photo stories in foreign countries. They were questioned on various things that affect a story such as ...
  • The most powerful weapon : a blended narrative on the beginning of the University of Missouri South Africa education program 

    Boucher, Joshua (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    This analysis shows the strengths and limitations of the Creatavist web-based content management system as illustrated by three online magazines. Created by the online media company, The Atavist, the Creatavist platform ...
  • Online newspapers' visual character and perceptions of credibility 

    Shaw, Richard F. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Newspapers rely on content-based documentary photography to visually communicate current news events. As circulations declined in the mid-1980s, media owners persuaded editors into mixing traditional hard news on their ...
  • Our liberties we prize : eroding access and its impact on visual coverage of presidential campaigns 

    Kauzlarich, Mark (University of Missouri--ColumbiaUniversity of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
  • Picturing the "other:" visual representations of the South Pacific 

    Stephanoff, Jonathan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    This analysis compares the approach by two photographers who have both worked in the South Pacific region but who are separated by a 50-year timeframe. Jack Fields was a photographer who spent much of his life with his ...
  • Searching for utopia 

    Pop, Roxana (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    "Searching for Utopia" is a multimedia project about the Chautauqua gated community in western New York, which is perceived by people outside the gates as a utopian place. Through the use of multimedia I try to convey why ...
  • Silence builds walls 

    Istek, Pinar (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    This project deals with the issues of suicide and the stigma that comes with. Four individuals, all of whom have attempted suicide and survived, participated in video interviews. All reside in Mid-Missouri and the four ...
  • Stories of Growth: Editing and Designing the Troy MPW Photo Book 

    Huynh, Timmy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The town of Troy, Mo. grew from a tiny settlement near an artisan spring in the Cuivre River Valley. The town's growth continued even after the spring disappeared, spurred by transportation, education, and manufacturing. ...
  • Thou Shalt Offer Salt: Photographing a Changing Salton Sea 

    Palley, Stuart (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Thou Shalt Offer Salt is a photographic documentary of the Salton Sea in 2013 picturing the sea as it starts to shrink. Photography shows environmental concerns facing the Southern California man-�made lake, including ...