Judith Sylvester

Judith Sylvester

Associate Professor
George D. Nelson Professor
209 Hodges Hall | (225) 578-2067 | jsylves@lsu.edu | CV



Judith Sylvester served as founder and director of the Media Research Bureau at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She is the former news editor of the Missourian Weekly and the Family Missourian. She is a long-time member of the National Federation of Press Women. Her interests include research methods, civic journalism,  health care campaigns and social marketing. 



Selected Publications

Sylvester, Judith. & Huffman, S. (2004). Reporting from the front: The media and the military. Rowman & Littlefield.

Sylvester, Judith and Suzanne Huffman. (2003). CNN, Newspaper Research Journal (Special Issue — Reflections on an American Tragedy: Media Studies of September 11, 2001), 24(1): 22-30. 

Sylvester, Judith and Suzanne Huffman. (2002).Women Journalists at Ground Zero: Covering Crisis, Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Wu, H. Denis, Judith Sylvester and John Maxwell Hamilton. (2002). Newspaper Provides Balance in Palestinian/Israeli Reports, Newspaper Research Journal,. 23(2-3)Spring/Summer.

Sylvester, Judith. (2000). Q Methodology and Social Marketing: Interpreting Racial Attitudes toward Health Care, Operant Subjectivity, 23(2): 52-73.

Sylvester, Judith, LeAnne Daniels, and Andy Bechtel. (1999). Covering the Clinton-Lewinsky Story: Newsroom Decision-Makers Tell All, Southwestern Mass Communication Journal 15(1): 47-58.

Sylvester, J. (1998). Directing Health Messages Toward African-Americans: Attitudes Toward Healthcare and the Mass Media. New York: Garland Publishing Co.

Sylvester, J. (1996). “Newspapers: Traditional News Media Facing Revolutionary Change,” chapter in Mass Communication in the Information Age, Vision Press.

Sylvester, J. (1995). “Media Research Bureau Black Newspaper Readership Report,” chapter in Milestones in Black Newspaper Research, National Newspaper Publishers Association.

Vaughn, S. L., R. G. Frank, L. R. Leach, G. O’Neal, and J. Sylvester. (Spring 1994). “The Public Perception of Head Injury In Missouri,” Brain Injury magazine.

Dubbert, M., G. C. Sharp, D. R. Kay, J. Sylvester, R. Brownson. (1990). “Implications of a Statewide Survey of Arthritis in Missouri,” Missouri Medicine.