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Columbia Missourian will drop Monday, free Saturday editions

February 6, 2009

In an effort to cut costs by an estimated $350,000 a year, publication of the School of Journalism’s daily newspaper is being cut by two days.
MU Provost Brian Foster announced the Columbia Missourian would eliminate its free Saturday edition, which is delivered to about 40,000 households, and the Monday edition.
General manager Dan Potter said dropping the Saturday issue, which began less than two years ago, would account for most of the savings. Changes are expected to be made in February.
The Missourian receives about $250,000 a year from a laboratory fee paid by students. The paper has had a deficit of more than $1 million in the past two years.
The university covers losses incurred by the newspaper.
Administrators and the newspaper staff have worked to find a solution to The Missourian’s financial distress. During their work, response from alumni and students indicated they wanted to keep a printed version of the Missourian.
Last fall the newspaper observed the 100th anniversary of its founding along with the School of Journalism.



July 15, 2008

€ Park Hills ‹ Jim York, publisher of the Park Hills Daily Journal for the past five years, has taken an executive management position in Cincinnati with The E.W. Scripps Co. He will lead the information technology group for Scripps’ 15 newspapers.
Before being named publisher in Park Hills, York was vice president of information technology for the former Pulitzer Newspapers, Inc. Lee Enterprises now owns the Pulitzer publications, including the Daily Journal.
Gary Berblinger, controller, has been named interim publisher in Park Hills.

€ Independence ‹ Sports reporter Dick Puhr, 75, and community reporter Frank Haight, 72, have spent nearly a half century each at The Examiner writing stories about local people. They retired this spring.
The Examiner held a public reception for the two on May 29.
Both of the reporters continue to work as correspondents, writing stories and weekly columns. Puhr started writing about local sports in 1959. Haight has been writing for The Examiner since 1961.
Puhr didn’t miss a day of work in 44 years until a kidney stone operation laid him up for a bit.

€ Concordia ‹ Chris Post was named interim editor of The Concordian in May. He is on summer break from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, where he is a professor of mass communications. He served as senior staff writer of The Marshall Democrat-News for eight years.
Post and his wife, Callie, live on a small farm outside Marshall with their four children. Post has a journalism degree from the University of Central Missouri and is working on a master’s degree through Eastern Michigan University.
Shelly Arth, owner/publisher of The Concordian, said she is searching for an editor for the weekly.

€ Dexter ‹ Mike McCoy has joined the news staff of the Daily Statesman. He is a native of Dexter and attended Westminster College in Fulton.
McCoy worked at the Statesman in the mid-1970s before moving to Arkansas. He has worked as editor and city editor for Graves Publishing Co. in Nashville, Ark., since 1982.
McCoy replaced Sacha Champion, who accepted a position nearer her Poplar Bluff home. He joins Corey Noles as a full-time writer for the Statesman.

€ Columbia ‹ Caroline Dohack has been hired as lifestyles editor at the Columbia Daily Tribune. She manages the Sunday section that carries fashion, fitness, travel, home décor and society news.
Dohack is a graduate of Doniphan High School. She attended Cottey College in Nevada, then transferred to the School of Journalism at MU.

€ Carrollton ‹ Klarissa Olvera, Carrollton, a junior at the Missouri School of Journalism, is working as a summer intern at the Carrollton Democrat.

€ Elsberry ‹ Mariah Suddarth, Elsberry, is working as a summer intern at The Elsberry Democrat. She’ll be a junior this fall at the Missouri School of Journalism.

€ King City ‹ King City High School student Megan Saeidi is interning at the Tri-County News for the third consecutive summer. She’ll be a senior this fall.

€ Springfield ‹ Cheryl Lindus, ad director for the Springfield News-Leader since July 2005, has been named president and publisher of the Montgomery Advertiser in Montgomery, Ala.
The News-Leader and the Advertiser are owned by Gannett Co. Inc.
Before joining the News-Leader Lindus was the ad director of the Hunting, W.Va., Herald-Dispatch and ad director of the Star Press in Muncie, Ind.
Gannett presented her with a President’s Ring in 2007 in recognition of her achievements.

Gallatin Publishing buys J School press

December 7, 2007

Gallatin Publishing Co., publisher of the Gallatin North Missourian
and other publications, is relocating its printing plant and business offices into a county-owned building on South Main Street. Darryl and Elizabeth Wilkinson own GPC.
GPC will expand its services to include a photography studio operated by Jill Steward, the Wilkinsons’ daughter.
She has been managing the Chillicothe office of The Ad Pages shopper for GPC.
GPC bought the six-unit News King press from the Missouri School of Journalism last spring after the school began outsourcing its printing of the Columbia Missourian. Two units from GPC’s cur-
rent press were added to the six units, providing the company with more color capacity and the ability to print larger sections faster.
Purchase of the press required GPC to find more room.