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DEAR READER: Trudeau's hiatus prompts a Prickly response

Doonesbury is taking a break. But don't worry, Prickly City and it's cast of characters are here in the meantime.

 

DEAR READER: 100 voices tell the story of Boone County

Inspired by a Belgian photographer, graduate photojournalism student Alyssa Goodman found more than 100 stories from Boone County residents.

COMO SOCIAL: What Columbia is talking about on Reddit

Communities around the topics of Columbia, Mizzou and Missouri on Reddit are talking about different things such as a recent shooting, luxury housing and if Missouri is considered southern.

DEAR READER: Many questions, few answers, in killing of Brandon Coleman

A month after the incident, the public has yet to receive details about Brandon Coleman's death. With the case becoming a growing part of community discussion, it's time for the Columbia Police Department to answer questions.

 

DEAR READER: Let's solve problems together

Journalistic efforts coupled with a knowledgeable network of people who are deeply embedded in the places they live can work together to make sure change agents have what they need to solve problems.

TELL US: What does being 'green' mean to you?

We're doing some reporting on the ways people in Columbia are reducing their impact on the environment. Will you share your perspective?

DEAR READER: Fueling the book addiction adds to editing resources

Four new book acquisitions provide inspiring reading for the summer.

TELL US: What one word best describes your father?

In preparation for Father's Day, share one word that best describes your dad.

DEAR READER: Battle High School's opening is historic moment for Columbia

Battle High School cost nearly $76 million, a cost equivalent to five new MU softball complexes or six Short Street garages. The Missourian is marking the opening by producing coverage in four ways.

DEAR READER: Apostrophes under attack as being unnecessary, pesky

Since 1890, the Domestic Names Committee has been removing apostrophes from place names - here's why you should care.

DEAR READER: You could be a criminal for publishing a name

You might be thinking the legislature only intended to stop news media from publishing lists of gun permit holders. If so, legislators were in need of an editor because the bill as written takes a broader whack at the First Amendment protections of free speech and free press.

DEAR READER: Journalists are a kind of first responder during disaster coverage

Whether close to home or far away, many people sought out news about Monday's tornado and its tragic aftermath in Moore, Okla. The response adds proof to the need for journalism. Many government or nonprofit officials said during interviews on Monday afternoon that they were getting their information and perspective from news reports, same as everyone else.

TELL US: Do you have advice to share with recent graduates?

With graduation season upon us, the Missourian compiled videos of recent noteworthy commencement speeches.

DEAR READER: Here's how we're covering more of City Council meetings

The Missourian covers Columbia City Council meetings regularly, but with DocumentCloud reporters can include more information and notes with their stories.

DEAR READER: Recording the memories of MU's Arvarh Strickland

Journalism will help preserve the memory of Arvarh Strickland, a man who is known for being the first African-American professor at MU but who was also much more.

TELL US: What one word best describes your mother?

Share one word that best describes your mother in preparation for Mother's Day.

 

ANY QUESTIONS: An answer about regulations on the width of roads, parking spaces

A reader asked why roads are narrower in certain areas and why parking spaces can be smaller than others, and we answered.

DEAR READER: Another crack at an old problem of plagiarism

In a time where plagiarism is easier than ever, Missourian Executive Editor Tom Warhover says the principles are easy: Don't cheat. Don't lie. 

DEAR READERS: Trumpeting the power of words entertains copy editors

Peter Sokolowski, an editor at large with Merriam-Webster Dictionary, was the keynote speaker at the 17th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference. And, he added a bonus of playing a couple of tunes on his trumpet.

ANY QUESTIONS: What do you want to know about Columbia?

Are you trying to figure out what store is being built near your house or when the next city election is? Let us help.

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