Readers should not have to work to decide which numbers to trust and which to discard, which is why it is worrisome when unscientific polls make their way into Missourian articles.
The Associated Press' Julie Jacobson shared her story of following and photographing Marines in Afghanistan to a cadre of editors in Kansas City earlier this week.
For example, violence is a story that won't go away, so what can be learned from the deaths of the Kahlers?
It wouldn't have been clear to readers what the patient's position in the debate actually was but it was clear about the oncologist's role.
Twitter is a good tool for gathering and delivering news, but what's found there can't be taken at face value.
Missourian reporters and editors are taking an increasingly Web-centric focus for the newspaper.
Eddie Cook has been a part of the Columbia Missourian for 50 years, and that's worth recognizing.
Students learn from the photo posted online including William Clinch trial jury members.
Everyone knows what they mean, and they mean something different to everyone.
The Columbia Missourian has formed a Readers Board to help improve the paper through public feedback from the 10 community members.
Suicide is a delicate issue —but one that will continue to be reported on. The Missourian's policy on running suicides, which was put in place long ago, comes down to the public element.
Some schools aren't getting the coverage they should.
When newspapers include video and audio, readers can find what they need faster.
The Missourian continues to look for new avenues to gather reader feedback.
Batten helped to define the role of the newspaper in the community. Journalists should follow the example he set in values and vision.
The Columbia Missourian is committed to keeping pork out of pandemic headlines.
The embedded link helps readers find out where journalists found their information. It helps reader discover information that goes beyond just the story itself.
Hillsboro made the national news this week when a town hall meeting on health care with Sen. Claire McCaskill turned ugly
There is a lot of speculation regarding online journalism's pay-for-content movement. Soon enough, however, we'll have some answers.