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Big change at Mizzou's J-school?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MU_was_not_so_hard, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Missourian people are contemplating a JOA-like agreement with the Columbia Tribune, and talks between the two could lead to anything from the Missourian going purely digital to cutting back just a few days a week.
    Either way, it appears the Missourian is no longer trying to be more than a "niche" publication.

  2. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    I've long feared this would happen, and it will be a damn shame if (when) it does.
  3. didntdoit19

    didntdoit19 Member

    Great way to celebrate the J-School's 100th anniversary...
  4. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    On the other hand, the University of Missouri, from what I've heard, is sending more people to China to cover the Olympics than 98 percent of US newspapers.
  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    That is accurate to a degree.
    Those students -- the one I'm close to just finished up her master's and will be one of the on-site editors -- had to pay a shit-ton of money to go over there. I'd be curious to know how much the school is paying for.
  6. SportsDude

    SportsDude Active Member

    How in the hell can a college student pay their own way to China? Someone hit Powerball?
  7. jericks

    jericks New Member

    The students headed to China aren't going to cover the Olympics. They're headed to China to operate in a PR capacity, although I'm not exactly sure what it entails. And as to the Missourian's problems, this has been coming for a long time, like the linked article states. Very few people who aren't affiliated with the university view the Missourian on the same level with the Tribune...
  8. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    The letter is addressed to "Dear Reader." I was not aware it had gotten that bad.
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Sounds like a great opportunity.
  10. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I think some help from Mom and Dad is likely involved.
  11. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I believe Tom Warhover does a weekly "Dear Reader" column.
  12. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I've been told what you wrote via a PR capacity is completely untrue, and that comes from someone going as one of the on-site editors.
    It's going to be more like a wire service (for "Missouri Newspaper Groups") than anything else. Maybe there are PR people going for a different operation, but they're not all going for PR.
    And the person I know who is going dropped 3 Gs of her own money (she's in grad school and already worked for three years prior to that) and got a 1k scholarship. She's also paying for her own food and entertainment while she's there.
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