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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.

Help us cover profiling story by sharing what you need to know

Every year, the Missourian reports statistics showing that minorities get stopped or searched more often than whites. What do you need to know in order to have a better conversation about this issue?

There's a world beyond the U.S.

The Missouri School of Journalism’s European media tour has been going on for five years now, during the winter break. But this was my first trip.

Hospital policy could be reactionary or cautionary

Publishing birth announcements in the newspaper lets new parents share their excitement with the community, and it can be cause for alarm since some kidnappings have been directly linked to such publication.

Efforts to save money will eliminate some regular print features

The Missourian is dealing with the double whammy of stagnant revenue and increasing cost. It’s not unique. At a conference this week in New York on improving journalism, every panel eventually turned to how the media can pay for the news they produce.

Events overtake our issue of Parade magazine

The Sunday, Jan. 6, issue of Parade magazine, which featured an interview with Benazir Bhutto was printed and distributed around the country before Bhutto was assassinated.

Missourian’s centennial celebration a chance to reflect, improve

The Columbia Missourian and the Missouri School of Journalism will be reaching the 100-year mark this September, giving staff, students and the community a chance to reflect on its history and work toward progress.

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