The use of colloquialisms depends on context. Sometimes, informal words are necessary to remain true to the essence of the story.
Citizens have a right to publicly scrutinize government business, so officials should expect to be open about what they do.
Mixed messages from Brady Deaton and other Big 12 bigwigs are all part of the drama that is conference realignment.
Buffalo Wild Wings used to be named Buffalo Wild Wings and Weck. A weck is short for a kimmelweck, which is a Kaiser roll that is popular on the East Coast, according to its website.
The Columbia Missourian received 58 awards in the annual Missouri Press Foundation contest and won the gold medal in its circulation category.
A preview of what may be in the spotlight at the Missourian this season.
We're launching a newsroom team to focus on you, the community. Will you help set our agenda and give us a name?
The work of copy editors encompasses much more than fixing obvious misspellings and grammar errors, which leaves room for the few dozen errors that Show Me the Errors contest participants help us catch.
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.