Exceptions to the Sunshine Law effectively restrict government transparency in some cases. (Did you know the U.S. didn't even make the top 50 in the World Press Freedom Index?) Legislation in the state Senate would tighten some language in those exceptions.
Digging out the facts about University Village and the safety of its buildings is a task that is far from over.
Wynna Faye Elbert spent a lifetime giving voice to those who were otherwise voiceless. It is ironic that her life story was buried in the public conversation this week by news of Michael Sam’s coming out.
Even though more Americans opted for e-books than ever last year, nearly 25 percent of U.S. adults didn't read a single book — in print or on screen.
When do you out a college football player? Not when you know.
DEAR READER: Before athletics or official actions, the ESPN report is about a violent attack on a woman
ESPN's "Outside the Lines" report on an MU swimmer is a sad example of the epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses.
The biggest barrier to closing the gap isn’t race or gender or geography. It’s poverty. Or, as the Missourian Readers Board put it this week, the divide between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider and with little evidence that things are changing.
"Because," "selfie" and "science" were picked by three organizations as 2013's Word of the Year.
Young people don't read newspapers anymore, right? Missourian Sports Editor Greg Bowers finds that his son begs to differ.
MU and Columbia College search committees vetting candidates for new leaders were sworn to secrecy. Both cited the need to keep candidates confidential. But Columbia College chose to make its finalists public. In doing so, it gave everyone involved a voice.
From now on, except in direct quotes where the word is used, the Missourian will not refer to the Washington, D.C., professional football team by its nickname.
Columbia is getting a large dose of Missouri sports this weekend.
Since August, the Missourian has worked to create an opportunity for dialogue about sexual assaults on campuses. It will also be releasing a special report on the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence, including interviews with 13 people on the task force.
A reporter reflects on the Missourian's policy to publish life stories as a service to the community.
Lists abound in newsrooms and classrooms. There are work schedules, assignments, tests, projects, news budgets, how-to instructions, dos and dont's, calendars, sources and many other lists that keep production on track.
If a conviction is vacated, is it also overturned? This week's announcement by the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District gave the Missourian a chance to review legal terminology.
Reporters and editors made impressive efforts to get the stories of Lewis Baumgartner and the case of Brandon Coleman.
Newsrooms and the tools that journalists used have changed greatly in recent years, making work places for wordsmiths almost unrecognizable but much safer.
A recent Missourian article used the pronoun "they" to refer to Josie Herrera, a finalist for MU Homecoming king who identifies as gender queer.
A portion of the creed, written by the founding dean of the Missouri School of Journalism, is printed each day in the Missourian's editorial page.