From the Newsroom
While the following principles might not read like a corporate mission statement, they do reflect our values. They were written by executive editor Tom Warhover based on the collective wisdom of our staff of editors in 2007, and they continue to guide our decisions.
In following up on the story of Angela Anderson's family coping with the loss of two children, our newsroom learned a valuable lesson.
Find six answers in our archived news stories to be entered to win a $25 Shakespeare's Pizza gift card.
Slow news days beget curiosity, and executive editor Tom Warhover has quite a few questions he would like answered.
A program through Google presents one- or two-question surveys before users can read an article. Missourian members who are logged in do not see any surveys.
In the conversation about sexual assault on campus, the UM System has taken one step forward, while George Will has taken two steps back.
There are plenty of candidates for leisure reading this summer. First up is something that certainly fulfills that "not-so-complicated plot" requirement for a beach read.
A program through Google will present short one- or two-question surveys before users can read a story. If you are a member, you won't see any surveys.
The Missourian editors will be examining changes to the Associated Press Stylebook and deciding which to implement with its own style. If you have a revision for us to consider, please send it along by Friday.
Photos from a motorcycle accident prompted strong reactions from some readers.
Redskins is an offensive term. Others might disagree, but that's not the point: The context is. Using the R- word casually serves no good purpose. Using it to engender debate and understanding does.
What you need to drill into your brain and the brains of every other man on campus is that it's not OK to get drunk and stupid and then have sex with a woman who is drunk and stupid.
Do you know of a special organization or event around Columbia? Tell the Columbia Missourian about it, and your submission may be printed later in the From Readers section.
The Missourian's annual Progress Edition appears as an insert in today's newspaper — and it can be found as a digital section on the Missourian website. This year, as the definition of progress, the Missourian chose innovation.
The first phase of a task force formed in the wake of Sasha Menu Courey's death was stunningly underwhelming. The task force made an inventory of resources and found the phone book, but you have to start somewhere.
Vox magazine unveiled a new look this week, and the whole staff is abuzz. We kept our audience in mind as we worked to create the new Vox.
A science fiction book, a new car and two celebrations of women might seem unrelated at first glance, but they all reinforce that change is supposed to happen — and you can't run from it.
The AP's distinction between "over" and "more than" has caused more than enough problems for editors and writers. After this past weekend, we can finally get over it.
The news is always changing, but do readers need to know every time an online article undergoes an edit? The question of when news editors should mention that an online article has been changed offers a new transparency challenge for journalists.
Exceptions to the Sunshine Law effectively restrict government transparency in some cases. (Did you know the U.S. didn't even make the top 50 in the World Press Freedom Index?) Legislation in the state Senate would tighten some language in those exceptions.