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The Columbia Missourian is a community news organization managed by professional editors and staffed by Missouri School of Journalism students who do the reporting, design, copy editing, information graphics, photography and multimedia. The Columbia Missourian debuted Sept. 14, 1908, the same day classes started at the Missouri School of Journalism.

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From the Newsroom

COMO SOCIAL: Website (and app) can help organize your digital life

If This Then That is a site and smartphone app that can help you back up your files, keep track of things you like and warn you if it's about to rain.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: Meet Alex Menz, assistant director of photography

She loves Disney and portrait photography. Learn more about the Missourian's assistant director of photography in this edition of From the Newsroom.

 

DEAR READER: MU Homecoming drive stirs readers' blood

MU's blood drive is one of the top-giving blood drives in the country. But it's unwise for all members to be pressured to give, especially if they're sick.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: Meet sports editor Greg Bowers

Greg tells us that he became a journalist because he needed the money but stayed a journalist because of his passion for writing. And because journalism is not boring.

DEAR READER: It's time to stem tide of disappearance of 'about'

Breaking the so-called rules of language seems to be happening with more frequency. It would be much more effective if the rules were broken on purpose instead of misusing words out of ignorance.

TELL US: How accessible are Columbia's parks?

Have you benefited from accessibility changes to city parks? Do you have any suggestions for future changes? Missourian reporters Jiayue Huang and Guimel Sibingo would like to hear from you.

TELL US: How do you interact with the news?

Are you a reader? A sharer? A commenter? A contributor? Win free movie tickets by telling us about your habits.

DEAR READER: Missourian clears up confusing AP style issues

World changes and the lightning fast pace of news call for changes in how the Missourian edits the news and helps its readers stay informed.

TELL US: How is your Internet access outside Columbia?

We want to hear from people who live outside of Columbia and who have trouble accessing the Internet.

TELL US: Do you know any of Columbia's Vietnam casualties?

Help us create a photographic database with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund of soldiers who gave their lives.

TELL US: How is your Internet access?

Missourian reporters would like to paint a picture about Internet experiences in local households and businesses.

DEAR READER: 'Dog days of summer' arrive, but the fault is in the stars

The phrase, "dog days of summer" dates to the Greeks and Romans.

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Have something you wish we would cover? Contact an editor below or send us an email at news@ColumbiaMissourian.com.

Jeanne Abbott
Managing editor
(573) 882-5741
abbottjm@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Erica Mendez Babcock
Print editor
(573) 882-9956
babcocke@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Gerri Berendzen
News editor
(573) 882-5739
berendzeng@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Greg Bowers
Sports editor
(573) 882-5729
bowersg@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Elizabeth Brixey
K-12 education and higher education editor
(573) 882-2632
brixeye@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Bryan Chester
Marketing manager
(573) 882-5748
chesterb@missouri.edu

Laura Johnston
Opinion editor
(573) 882-6870
johnstonlc@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Brian Kratzer
Director of photography
(573) 884-0693
kratzerb@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Joy Mayer
Director of community outreach
(573) 882-8182
mayerj@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Bruce Moore
Director of audience development
(573) 882-5742
mooreba@missouri.edu

Dan Potter
General manager
(573) 882-5707
potterds@missouri.edu

Katherine Reed
Health, public safety editor
(573) 882-1792
reedkath@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

John Schneller
Enterprise editor
(573) 884-2103
schnellerj@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Mark Selig
Assistant sports editor
(573) 882-5726
markselig@mail.missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Elizabeth Stephens
News editor
(573) 882-9951
connerek@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Scott Swafford
Public life (local government) and business editor
(573) 884-5366
swaffords@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Maggie Walter
News editor
(573) 884-6149
waltermr@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Tom Warhover
Executive editor
(573) 882-5734
warhovert@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Rob Weir
Director of digital development
(573) 882-5057
weirr@missouri.edu
Missourian bio

Ying Wu
Design editor
(573) 882-5735
wuying@missouri.edu
Missourian bio