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Dear Reader

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.

No room for insensitivity in the newspaper

Jabs at political correctness are no excuse for a newspaper to print inappropriate words, and the Missourian encourages readers to think about and comment on the stories we run.

Sense of optimism surrounds news industry’s latest innovations

This year’s Associated Press Managing Editors conference was full of stories of newspapers reinventing themselves and embracing technology to deliver news in new ways.

Search malfunctions frustrate Missourian editor

Missourian editor provides helpful links that direct the public to stories of interest.

Decision to hold back names not taken lightly

The Missourian is in the business of revealing, not concealing. So you deserve to know more about our rationale for withholding names twice in the last two weeks.

Speaking with ‘one voice’ silences important discussion

Public bodies that only give the party line are dangerous to the health of meaningful talk in our town.

Public deserves to be involved in final high school site decision

The Missourian has made coverage of Columbia's new high school site a priority.

Contact the newsroom

This provides an e-mail link to the Missourian newsroom.

Media, public opened high school debate

Missourian coverage of where to put a new high school helped force a more public discussion.

Distasteful journalism should not be tolerated; residents must stand up for African-Americans

Take some lessons from the recent Missourian article, entitled “The Saga of the Warrens” (Aug. 25) if you want to know how African-Americans are really regarded by some of the Columbia community and MU.

Dear Reader: Missourian’s new approach is immediate delivery on Web

Liz Heitzman, the Missourian’s immediacy editor, describes the newspaper’s new approach to delivering news — constant and immediate coverage via the Web site.

What appears to be no news can be news after all

On Tuesday, your Missourian published a story about the refusal by leaders of Columbia Public Schools to provide a list of property owners they contacted during the search for a site for a high school. The article appeared on the front page, below the fold, but with a headline large enough to grab your attention.

Was this news? It’s a valid question. Let’s face it.

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