Missourian reporters and editors had to consider a number of issues in our reporting of the story surrounding Michael Dixon Jr. and the allegations against him.
In editing, there's no reason to give berth to misused and misspelled words. But help is available for folks who don't know the difference between troop and troupe.
The news of Gen. David Petraeus' affair and Gary Pinkel's divorce have grabbed media's attention. The stories of rich and famous might not be the most newsworthy content, but we know we still want them.
As Election Day approached, Missourian staff planned for potential outcomes in preparation for an inevitably late night. Despite the unknown, excitement escalated in the newsroom, reflecting optimism surrounding democracy.
The Missourian's campaign coverage has been outstanding this year with hardworking reporters and editors.
There just seem to be some words that people continually misuse or leave out all together. It's, their and this are most often the victim of this grammar offense.
Social media allows journalists to now ask the public for assistance in filling in the gaps.
"The Professor and the Madman" tells the story of the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and the two men who created it.
Things might change as the Columbia Missourian marks its 104th birthday but its dedication to readers will never change.
An MU College of Business study has published numbers on the economic impact of Missouri's move to the Southeastern Conference. It's $185 million.
Isaac's remnants have brought much needed rain to drought-ridden Columbia, but some people along the Gulf Coast have experienced the brunt of the storm.
For now, the old system is still in place and the new one is on the launch pad for Tuesday.
Readers of the Columbia Missourian have given of their time, expertise and experience. They have helped make the newspaper what it is: an award-winning publication that trains the next generation of journalists across the world.
The Columbia Missourian has created applications that will give readers new ways to access content on smart phones and tablets. The apps are accompanying a change to an experimental pay model.
Revising the Columbia Missourian Stylebook takes interesting twists and turns as the editors try to cover as many contingencies as possible for correct usage.
The conclusions drawn by a new study raise questions about where community members see themselves in the country's political discourse and how the Missourian's coverage should be altered in light of those views.
Missourian reporters ventured south during the spring to capture the essence of the cities, schools and people of the Southeastern Conference. Look for the package of stories to publish online next week and in print Thursday. It promises to be a good read.
In light of recent controversies and confusion, two things should be clarified: The Columbia Missourian print edition has nothing to do with the University of Missouri Press, and Missourian reporters do not give "quote approval" rights to sources.
If the work of the Urban Journalism participants is any indication of the future success of the journalism industry, we all have little to be worried about.
Journalists and English majors aren't the only ones who argue pronunciation and grammar. Mathematicians join in the debate on the philosophy of language.