The imprisonment of U.S. correspondent Roxana Saberi in Iran poses a threat to openness of information everywhere.
While the work of editing copy has changed along with most other newspaper jobs, its function remains consistent. If anything, copy editors have an increased responsibility to enhance readers' understanding of news content.
Two recent studies show how newspapers give readers the chance to question and react.
Journalists who witness tragic circumstances over and over can become immune. But Missourian reporter Christine Martinez used the tools of her craft to weave a touching story of a woman and her daughter-in-law struggling to care for two young boys, a rundown trailer and a pile of medical and funeral bills.
Having the interim police chief join the community conversation in such a thoughtful way is refreshing to see.
The Missourian's article Thursday made sense of the many subplots in MU athletics.
The Opinion page at the Missourian should require real names behind all opinions and all rumors should be scrutinized.
We've revamped our opinion section. Let us know what you think about it, or any of our articles, by commenting on the Web site or e-mailing us at letters@ColumbiaMissourian.com.
With the recent drop in weekly publishing, the Missourian takes time to beef up on sports reporting and acknowledge even the rarest of topics.
The two words — open government — don't always go together. Fight for transparency with the new schools superintendent and new police chief.
Jefferson City's move to all-syndicate radio is cause for fear at Columbia's KFRU.
A new project between KBIA and the Missourian, The Beat, allows reporters to better explain daily stories, which isn't always possible on deadline.
The newsroom has had a long week of moving furniture, and many more tough decisions will have to be made by the end of February.
Mr. Obama is making history as President Obama. His presence also has sparked discussions about race. It still matters. But how has the discussion about race changed over the years? What problems exist today? The Missourian starts a yearlong effort to tell the stories about Columbia.
Journalists who specialize in climate change issues can connect the dots for citizens — if these specialists can survive the large-scale layoffs in newsrooms.
Some people called the MU-Northwestern game on Monday the "Journalism Bowl" because of the long-standing rivalry between the universities' journalism schools. Journalists and fans alike love to expose weaknesses and challenge authority, always asking pointed questions.
Three young journalists have transformed Adelante into a radio program, and one of them even got the radio program running as a podcast in iTunes. Also, Vox Magazine's Thursday edition on doctors in Columbia created another opportunity to marvel at young journalists.
With the prospect of a 25 percent reduction in state revenue to the UM System staring us down, it's likely that many Columbia residents — even those not directly affiliated with the university — will feel the impact.
It might seem like the media's trying to launch the public into panic mode, and sure, some blame's warranted. Blame the media for the stories that were missed a year ago — even three years ago. But don't blame the media for reflecting today's reality.