From the Newsroom
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.
Digging out the facts about University Village and the safety of its buildings is a task that is far from over.
Wynna Faye Elbert spent a lifetime giving voice to those who were otherwise voiceless. It is ironic that her life story was buried in the public conversation this week by news of Michael Sam’s coming out.
Even though more Americans opted for e-books than ever last year, nearly 25 percent of U.S. adults didn't read a single book — in print or on screen.
DEAR READER: Before athletics or official actions, the ESPN report is about a violent attack on a woman
ESPN's "Outside the Lines" report on an MU swimmer is a sad example of the epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses.
The design and layout of a daily newspaper is a complex process. Here's how we design the front page of the Missourian, according to design editor Erica Mendez Babcock.
The biggest barrier to closing the gap isn’t race or gender or geography. It’s poverty. Or, as the Missourian Readers Board put it this week, the divide between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider and with little evidence that things are changing.
Young people don't read newspapers anymore, right? Missourian Sports Editor Greg Bowers finds that his son begs to differ.
MU and Columbia College search committees vetting candidates for new leaders were sworn to secrecy. Both cited the need to keep candidates confidential. But Columbia College chose to make its finalists public. In doing so, it gave everyone involved a voice.
From now on, except in direct quotes where the word is used, the Missourian will not refer to the Washington, D.C., professional football team by its nickname.
The Columbia Missourian, a hands-on laboratory for School of Journalism students, receives financial assistance from MU. But Missourian journalists are expected to report on MU without special treatment or fear of retribution.
Columbia is getting a large dose of Missouri sports this weekend.
The Missourian instituted a membership model for access to its digital content, online and on mobile/tablet devices, in the fall of 2012.
A reporter reflects on the Missourian's policy to publish life stories as a service to the community.