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When the discourse gets ugly (#FreeMikeDixon)

Newsrooms love to use engagement teams to talk about fun stuff. Easy stuff. You know, pictures of Christmas trees and fall foliage. But when it comes to more sensative conversations, many of us aren’t quite sure what to do.  Today … Continue reading

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Remember that time Derrick Washington got mad at me on Twitter?

Last week I read an article about a former MU football player restarting his college football career at Tuskeege. Derrick Washington was kicked off the Missouri football team in 2010 after he was arrested on charges of sexual assault, and less than two weeks … Continue reading

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Domestic violence, nbd. Right?

After watching some of the online reactions to Chris Brown’s Grammy performance, I had to ask myself what his pretty seamless career comeback says about us. The fact that Chris Brown performed at the Grammys — the fact that he … Continue reading

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Bangkok adventures part one

A few people have asked what I’m up to in Thailand, so here are a few pictures from the first few days of my trip. So far we’ve: Shopped. MBK mall in central Bangkok puts any American mall I’ve visited … Continue reading

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Meme-sourian

My fellow reporters have been helping me come up with memes that describe our experiences at the Missourian. A special thanks to Caitlin Lukin, Karen Miller, Alexandria Baca and Shaina Cavazos for the ideas. Feel free to comment and leave … Continue reading

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Advice for new reporters

Here is my advice to new reporters. Pitch your own stories on the first day. Seriously. It’s good practice, and it will guarantee that you’re covering topics that interest you. And for editors, having reporters come in and beg for … Continue reading

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A closer look at No Kill Columbia

No Kill Columbia is a local organization pushing for the Central Missouri Humane Society to become “no kill,” meaning they want the shelter to stop euthanizing healthy animals because there is no space for them. They think they have the … Continue reading

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