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.
Let's get into some specifics about change and talk about ways to improve our local, state and national communities. I hope you’ll accept this invitation to share your thoughts on change in the coming weeks. Pick the medium you’re most comfortable with and share your thoughts. Maybe it’s through a video diary or a podcast. Maybe it’s through illustration or animation. Or maybe it’s via the good ol’ written word. The important thing is to express it.
Advertising and circulation revenues continue to decline at newspapers nationwide, and journalists shouldn't feel apologetic when public enthusiasm garners papers a little extra revenue.
In making the decision about placement, several editors said they worried about “voter fatigue” – so many heavy stories in such a short span. They underestimated the continuing hunger for hard news, which frankly newspapers haven’t seen from readers for a while now.
The Missourian staff was able to put out a complete and thorough coverage of the election thanks to perserverance. They showed that journalism is still one of the most important functions in our democracy.
OK. I admit it. My journalism students are biased, outspoken and openly opinionated. They'd better be. Mine is the one class in the Missouri School of Journalism where that will earn you an "A". And for the next few weeks, thousands of people across Missouri get to tally up my grade book.
The scene of a fight at Hickman High School was reported on ColumbiaMissourian.com Friday morning, along with a link to the video. When YouTube removed it, the Missourian and other news organizations in town put the video back up on local news sites. A bunch of questions were asked and answered along the way.
Although the Missourian Watchword live debate blog was clunky to use, it provided readers with real-time fact checks, comparing candidates' words with the truth. Now that we've held candidates accountable for the truth, we're launching a "stand-down for accuracy" to keep the Missourian accountable too.
After speaking with many people in the Spanish-speaking community, I have learned Radio Adelante is filling a gap by providing news from the perspective of the Latino community, as opposed to that of an outsider looking in. As far as we know, Radio Adelante is the only student-run Spanish-language radio news show in the Midwest.
There is one place for reds and blues. All 11 of Missouri's electoral votes in 2004 went to Bush. In the Electoral College, to the victor goes the color.
I have no doubt that Columbia will be a different place four years after the election. Which candidate is promoting the policies that will leave mid-Missouri residents better off four years from now?
In a week filled with Ike floodwaters, a drowning death an a fight that spread across a large swath of downtown, the Missourian helped citizens separate rumor from fact and put events in context.
Two people with completely different attachments to the Missourian — one of a lifetime, the other of a moment — see something special in this not-so-old publication.
Centennial celebration showscases great students from the past. One panel this week featured four former Missourian reporters who have gone on to win journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer prize.
This week, a number of our graduates who have become editors, won Pulitzers or daily their communities to know themselves better, will be here. You helped teach all of them. You answered their questions — and sometimes refused, which was another important lesson — you filled in missing background, and you challenged them.
When the Missourian suddenly didn't have bloggers from the RNC, editor Jake Sherlock scrambled to keep the opinion page balanced.
As rumors swirl of its demise, the record needs to be set straight on just what is going on with the Columbia Missourian.
Columnist Tom Warhover shares his thoughts on the new design of ColumbiaMissourian.com and adds suggestions.
Anyone can blog a rumor, but a good journalist presents verified information.