From the Newsroom Stories
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.
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.
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 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.
The Missourian instituted a membership model for access to its digital content, online and on mobile/tablet devices, in the fall of 2012.
Headlines written for ColumbiaMissourian.com are different from headlines written for the print edition.
An exchange of ideas between news editors, reporters, artists and graphics editors result in the creation of a Missourian graphic.
Photos are requested, taken, edited and then published for the Web or the print issue of Missourian.
Missourian news coverage is categorized into the following beats: community, sports, education, public life, state government, public safety, health, enterprise and Vox magazine.
At the Columbia Missourian, there are four types of obituaries: Missourian life stories, Missourian obituaries, family obituaries and paid advertisements.