Spring break for MU students coincides with the annual conference of the American Copy Editors Society, a pilgrimage for syntactical soldiers. On Friday, Maggie Walter writes, Pittsburgh vibrated with rumors of changes to the AP Stylebook and debates about "ain't."
Politics is a blood sport. It shouldn't be. What if we all said we're not going to take it anymore?
The Oklahoma fraternity video triggered another round of discussions on racial discrimination. Although miles separate the event from Columbia, it might be misleading to assume Columbia is an island of tolerance for the rest of the country.
Although a mere 28 days, the month of February was filled with lessons about linguistics.
No green screen, no Doppler radar, no five-day forecast graphic — the forecast from Planet Boone is the Missourian's John Schneller at his campfire best.
Losing is a drag. Writing about MU's losing basketball season requires creativity.
The more complex the topic and the more stakeholders involved in the issue, the more challenging it becomes to summarize an article in so few words.
The reserve of stories to run any time over the holiday season have run out — just in time for restocking by the next group of reporters.
Charlie Hebdo's cartoons are seen 'round the world now. And the assassins found out that you shouldn't bring a gun to a pen fight.
As journalism graduates enter the next phase of their careers, they would do well to heed my father: You're not finished yet.
Beware: Ethical chasms open at every turn when you play "Decisions on Deadline."
Should an article discussing faculty fears of MU's professor buyout program have been published with anonymous sources? Take the anonymity test to find out.
When does legitimate protest cross over to hate speech? What's a journalist's role in labeling these acts?
This year's Show Me the Errors contest will offer a book about bookstores rather than the usual about grammar and editing. "My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, And Shop" is a collection of essays about bookstores and why they are beloved.
We know there will be a decision in the killing of Michael Brown. We don't know whether Columbia will use the event to move forward or to just move on.
MU's blood drive is one of the top-giving blood drives in the country. But it's unwise for all members to be pressured to give, especially if they're sick.
Breaking the so-called rules of language seems to be happening with more frequency. It would be much more effective if the rules were broken on purpose instead of misusing words out of ignorance.
Of all the Tigers and Lions and Bears of this world, there might just be only one loveable doll of a mascot, and she (he?) lives right here in Our Fair City.
World changes and the lightning fast pace of news call for changes in how the Missourian edits the news and helps its readers stay informed.
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