Mizzou Journalism Professor at #ConcernedStudent1950 Protest: "I Need Some Muscle Over Here... Get This Reporter Out Of Here"


Yesterday at the University of Missouri (home of the oldest journalism school in the U.S.), activists from the #ConcernedStudent1950 movement harass and intimidate a student photojournalist until he is physically forced to leave the site of their protest. At one point in the video, students chant: "Hey hey, ho ho, reporters have got to go."

But most shocking is at the end of the video, once the photographer has been forced to leave, the person recording the video we are watching is asked to stop filming by a woman identified by CNN as Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media communications at Mizzou...

"You need to get out," yells the journalism professor. "I need some muscle over here," yells the holder of a PhD in Communication and "Outsanding Mentor 2011" to a nearby group of students, "to get this reporter out of here." At that point a man is seen running in our direction and the video ends.

A closer look at her Mizzou faculty page reveals much.

Her current subjects of reseach include: "50 Shades of Grey readers, the impact of social media in fans’ relationship with Lady Gaga, masculinity and male fans, messages about class and food in reality television programming, and messages about work in children's television programs."

Selected publications: "Click, M. A., Lee, H., & Holladay, H. (2013). Making monsters: Lady Gaga, fan identification, and social media. Popular Music & Society, 6(3), 360-379.

Click, M. A., Aubrey, J. S., and Behm-Morawitz, E. (Eds.). (2010). Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the vampire franchise. New York: Peter Lang."

Accolades: “Outstanding Mentor” (2011) and as “Graduate Advisor of the Year” (2013).

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