Collaborating With Other Newsrooms

At the Missouri School of Journalism there are countless newsrooms across all platforms. While there’s competition, there’s also collaboration. When any of us can work together on a story, we do.

My latest story for the Missourian (click here) is about the new partnership between Columbia Public Schools and Moberly Area Community College to extend dual enrollment so that high school students can earn their associate degree and high school diploma at the same time.

Reporters from KOMU, KBIA, and the Missourian all sat down to interview the district’s superintendent Peter Stiepleman, MACC’s President, and other representatives. Together, the three pooled resources and interviewed in the Reynolds Journalism Institute to create a multimedia experience. The story ran on multiple outlets. And my written piece for the Missourian was published on KOMU’s website! (Click here for the story).

Any way journalists can work together to create a larger story and larger experience for a story they should. Especially with large news like this, creating it to be published on multiple platforms also allows for more reach.

Collaborations are crucial and can be beneficial not only in one newsroom itself but across newsrooms at times.