Joy Mayer

Is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where she teaches classes in participatory journalism, multimedia design and print design. Her work focuses on community engagement in journalism, and how news and information can be more of a conversation and less of a lecture.

She held a 2010-2011 fellowship at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, where she conducted a survey of 500 newspaper editors’ views on engagement, held a seminar on measuring the success of engagement efforts, and published a newsroom discussion guide for community engagement.

Joy is also a faculty editor at the Columbia Missourian, where she is the director of community outreach.

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