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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.

The BCS may not have been fair to Missouri, but at least it’s unfair to several other teams as well

While fans may say a playoff system would be fair, which teams would get into the playoffs and which ones wouldn’t?

With a new president in place for the UM system, what do you want to know about him?

Gary Forsee has a slew of constituents to answer to, including the General Assembly and the residents of Columbia.

Report on MU professors’ salaries show new possibilities of reporting

The computer-assisted, comprehensive analysis represents the future of the newsroom at the same time the old Missourian presses get taken away.

Remarkable season gives Tigers well deserved front-page coverage

MU football's recent benchmarks mean it’s time to sit up and take notice in a different way.

New media, familiar truth: Columbia's stories abound

Training with a microphone and video camera is a great way to learn, Tom Warhover writes. There are more ways to cover stories than ever before, and a host of stories just waiting to be told.

Commentary: Missouri-Kansas rivalry intense enough without invoking Civil War memories

Sports hate can be enjoyable, but old-time real hate is something best left in the past.

Community and reporter dialogue possible through newspaper’s blogs

New Missourian blog The Watchword focuses on Columbia and Boone County government news, and it is meant to foster community conversation.

Missourian forced to re-affirm its standards — the hard way

The Missourian has ended its relationship with columnist John Merrill after one of his columns was found to have unattributed information from The Maneater.

Reporting that serves the good of the people

The Missourian’s standard, which requires detailed descriptions of criminal suspects before publication, is needed to serve the public the right way.

Paper works hard to be accurate, but don’t take our word for it

The Missourian posts original documents to help readers check the credibility of stories for themselves.

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