In the News: University's vaccine policy in local TV, radio, print media
July 26, 2021
Webster University's July 22 announcement of a policy update requiring that all students, faculty and staff begin the COVID-19 vaccination process by the start of the fall semester received plentiful coverage, with positive stories featured in multiple major media outlets in St. Louis.
TV, Radio and Print Coverage
- KSDK Newschannel 5 ran an interview with President Julian Schuster in the 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. news hours, which are among the highest-rated morning news shows in the St. Louis region. "We believe it's [the COVID-19 vaccine] necessary for our own community," said Schuster. "We have been successful in creating a healthy environment and we want to continue to do that."
- KSDK also ran a series of shorter stories during their 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. In addition, their online version of the story also quoted President Schuster: Webster University will require COVID-19 vaccine in fall semester
- An editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch praised Webster University for the vaccine mandate and argued why others should follow: Editorial: Vaccination requirements deservedly win the court battle against ignorance
- KMOX 1120 AM Radio ran a short story multiple times during the evening commute
- KTRS Radio also ran a short story during commute times
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Webster University to require COVID-19 vaccines for students, staff this fall
- KMOV: Students, staff at Webster University required to be vaccinated
- FOX 2: COVID vaccine required for Webster University students and staff
- The St. Louis Business Journal: Webster University will require COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, staff this fall
- Various wire stories carried the announcement, including this one: Webster University will require Covid-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, staff this fall | Markets (livermore.com)