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From the Newsroom Stories

FROM THE NEWSROOM: Does the Missourian have a mission statement?

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.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: How do Google Surveys work?

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.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: What is the Missourian's relationship to MU?

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.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: 6 questions and answers about the Missourian's membership model

The Missourian instituted a membership model for access to its digital content, online and on mobile/tablet devices, in the fall of 2012.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: How we write headlines

Headlines written for ColumbiaMissourian.com are different from headlines written for the print edition.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: What happens after photos are taken?

Photos are requested, taken, edited and then published for the Web or the print issue of Missourian.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: How are reporters assigned to a beat?

Missourian news coverage is categorized into the following beats: community, sports, education, public life, state government, public safety, health, enterprise and Vox magazine.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: What are the different kinds of obituaries?

At the Columbia Missourian, there are four types of obituaries: Missourian life stories, Missourian obituaries, family obituaries and paid advertisements.

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