I want to create a new Sunday Missourian. Why Sunday? Because for many people, Sunday has its own rhythm, its own song. It is a half-step slower, and a whole stride more thoughtful. It is a day for reading the newspaper.
My Sunday is coffee beans and hymns and bagels and car washes and Missouri basketball on the radio. It is trips to parks like Rock Bridge for walks and drives down Broadway for no reason at all. It is art fairs and street music. It is people-watching on Ninth Street. It is polite conversation and public eavesdropping. It is my son’s baseball practice at The Barn, my daughter’s friends at the house, my wife’s research papers spread all over the table and floor and sofa. My Sunday is wondering what the Missourian staff is doing and whether I should sneak in to help out.
My Sunday is not perfect. It is far from perfect. Just as my Columbia is not perfect. But it’s my Columbia, and your Columbia. And although it’s my newsroom, it’s really your Missourian.
That’s why we’re going to ask you to participate in this unique project as Missourian staffers try to turn ideas into pages. Send us your thoughts now. On April 4, we’ll deliver the first draft of the new Sunday Missourian. Review it. Critique and criticize (and perhaps even praise). We’ll send you a second draft a month later.
Your part begins today.