New Missourian blog The Watchword focuses on Columbia and Boone County government news, and it is meant to foster community conversation.
The Missourian has ended its relationship with columnist John Merrill after one of his columns was found to have unattributed information from The Maneater.
The Missourian’s standard, which requires detailed descriptions of criminal suspects before publication, is needed to serve the public the right way.
The Missourian posts original documents to help readers check the credibility of stories for themselves.
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.
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.
Missourian editor provides helpful links that direct the public to stories of interest.
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.
Public bodies that only give the party line are dangerous to the health of meaningful talk in our town.
The Missourian has made coverage of Columbia's new high school site a priority.
This provides an e-mail link to the Missourian newsroom.
Missourian coverage of where to put a new high school helped force a more public discussion.
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.
Liz Heitzman, the Missourian’s immediacy editor, describes the newspaper’s new approach to delivering news — constant and immediate coverage via the Web site.
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.
It’s not every day that you get a headline like “helicopter crashes” in our fair town. As a matter of fact, I’m not sure the last time I saw one of those birds flitting above the tree line. But crash we had on Tuesday.
The big leaguers in the newspaper industry — associations with acronyms and memberships of top editors — have been sending letters of protest to the NFL this summer. The fuss: new rules.
On Wednesday, according to my newspaper, 13 citizen topic groups hit their deadline for turning in their ideas for what needs to happen to improve our town. I’m betting there will be interesting results.
Missourian reporters Kendra Lueckert and Jewels Phraner on Wednesday tried to meet one of journalism’s higher callings — holding your government accountable — with a story about school district officials’ decision on where to place Columbia’s third major high school.
A couple of weeks ago, 15 Missourian editors went to the woods to talk. I described the goal this way in an earlier letter to you: What is the new compact between the Missourian and the citizens it serves?