For readers, I challenge you not to fall prey to knee-jerk reactions just because someone on the opposite side of the political spectrum has a different idea. For students, I challenge you to take a more critical look at the stories you cover.
Contrary to rumor, the Oxford comma has not been dropped by the University of Oxford. Also, Jim Terry won his eighth Show Me the Errors contest.
Despite good intentions, one news outlet's mistake spread wrong information.
The ongoing spirit of the Missourian's Show Me the Errors contest parallels the witty and intellectual look at word usage and editing taken in some of author Bill Bryson's books.
Exploring the finer points of how the Missourian decides whether it's a "drive-thru" or a "drive-through."
It's difficult to express the magnitude of the disaster through words and pictures. To get the full scope, you have to be there.
The song, just like the inverted pyramid itself, is stupidly brilliant.
President Obama should release the photographs because the images are a period on a long, rambling story of hurt and destruction.
Our Show Me the Errors contest gives online readers a chance to help us spot factual and grammatical errors on our website. Here's a breakdown of some of the mistakes you've found over the past four months.
Mike Matthes begins his job as Columbia's new city manager Monday. It took some persistence, but eventually the Missourian staff learned quite a bit about him.
Four journalists have died this year in Libya alone; dozens more will be killed in their line of duty — pursuing the news. We must recognize the sacrifice they make.
This week, a group of archivists, scholars, vendors and newspaper editors sat in The Newspaper Archive Summit at Reynolds Journalism Institute.
Student-journalist Michelle Markelz went through a lot to get the story on alcohol and drug violations at MU.
The American Copy Editors Society conference in March bolstered the commitment to making the ColumbiaMissourian.com as error free as possible. Suggestions in the Show me the Errors contest decreased 50 percent from January to March.
Competition makes for odd companions. Hope springs for a record snow. Bracketology can make Jayhawk lovers out of the most loyal MU fans. Reporters chase their tails in the Mike Anderson Hog Watch.
An array of websites that promote transparency in government helps open public information up to citizens.
Each Monday, Show Me the Records highlights a piece of publicly available and free information on the Internet. The information helps readers create their own stories from the news.
As editors crack down on accuracy checks, errors shrink but haven't disappeared.
Ever-evolving social media may change the way we think about values like transparency and impartiality, but never the way we think about professionalism. Check out the Missourian's newest conflicts-of-interest policy.
Photojournalists at the Columbia Missourian go beyond Columbia's borders in search of stories that highlight life in Boone County.