by Nick Jungman
Nick Jungman is Knight Visiting Editor in the Columbia Missourian newsroom and a visiting assistant professor in the Missouri School of Journalism. For 13 years, he was a reporter and editor for The Wichita Eagle, Kansas' largest newspaper, and for the last two of those years, he was editor of The Eagle's Web site, Kansas.com, the most-visited local Web site in Kansas.
The Missourian is wrapping up a semester-long experiment designed to improve the focus of our website production and change the definition of a newspaper copy editor.
The assessment: It works. The changes could be implemented in other newsrooms – but only if senior and assigning editors let go of the print control.