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Understanding a child’s death requires naming names

Columbia Police originally refused to release the name of Cortez Johnson, the 2-year-old who was found dead this week.

With printed news in trouble, what does the future hold for journalism?

What motivates readers to choose the stories they choose? That’s the topic ofthis summer’s “Watching the Watchdog” events.

Iowa floods create hardship for community

A former Columbia KOMU/Channel 8 anchor talks about the devastation of flooding in Iowa, and how journalists are helping keep residents informed.

Technology helps journalism evolve into engaging readers with what’s important to them

New ideas come from a conference focused on civic media and people-to-people journalism.

Partnership between two Columbia newspapers could save money for MU

A merger with the Tribune would cut costs for the Columbia Missourian while maintaining the mission of the MU journalism school.

Putting wind energy into perspective

After we ran an Associated Press story that identified bird deaths as one of the downsides of wind energy, one reader pointed out that wind turbines aren’t as detrimental to birds as many people think.

Photos add life to any story

No matter the topic — an earthquake in China or the new Missouri Theatre — photos give a story the human element.

Watching the watchdog: Tell Columbia's news media what you think

Missourian editor Tom Warhover encourages citizens to engage in debate about the state of the news media.

Earthquake gives Boone County residents something to talk about

Missourian readers contributed to the community conversation via e-mail and Web site comments after a trembler in Illinois was felt nearly 300 miles away in Boone County.

Blogs give journalists a chance to get involved in community

Jim Buell spent the week sleeping in a box.

Jim and his fellow MU students raised money for Habitat for Humanity by spending the week in cardboard boxes. Jim also reports for the Missourian.

The county clerk threw us a curve ball

With the election results coming in sooner than expected, the Missourian staff was juggling three options for delivering the news to you.

We built this city on sewers

Even sewage systems factor into decisions made on Election Day.

A larger issue of race: discussing real-life problems in the First Ward

Community members as well as the press need to effectively discuss the issue of race in the First Ward, especially as the April 8 election approaches.

Major news events well served by both old and new media

Use of new technologies can give a fresh view on news stories.

Welcome to my March Madness

Improper use of "they" when referring to a team takes all the fun out of basketball season.

Shaking things up at the Missourian

The Missourian’s Managing Editor Reuben Stern discusses how the paper has been debunking traditional journalistic techniques.

Documenting a weekend of documentary movies

The Missourian and Vox will be out in full force for the True/False Film Festival, but we want to hear from you about your experiences, too.

Should Crime Watch list arrests even if charges aren’t filed?

What once was published in print is now available in a Google search by anyone across the globe and for as long as anyone knows. Does that change a newspaper’s moral obligations?

Online graphic helps inform the reader

The morning after Super Tuesday, the Columbia Missourian ran an interactive graphic about how your neighbors voted.

Wrong page printed in Tuesday's Missourian

Page 4A in Tuesday's Missourian is not the Page 4A prepared by the production staff on Monday night. Due to an error that the Missourian is investigating, Page 4A from Jan. 30 was printed in its place.

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