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Jeanne Abbott

Managing Editor

JEANNE ABBOTT is an associate professor of journalism and managing editor of the Columbia Missourian, the School’s working laboratory for students. She joined the Missouri School of Journalism in August 2007 as a fellow of the Knight Center for Editing Excellence.

Formerly Abbott served as the assistant managing editor at the Des Moines (Iowa) Register. She earned four degrees from the University of Missouri: bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism in 1967, a master’s degree in 1969 and a doctorate in journalism in 1988.

Her professional experience includes stints at the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee and the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News. Abbott has worked as an assistant professor at California State University in Sacramento and as an instructor at the Missouri School of Journalism.

[MO 0201] - Part 1: Intro and Contribution (2:42)

Jeanne Abbott, managing editor, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo., introduces herself and summarizes the key contributions of her newspaper.

[MO 0202] - Part 2: Content and Ethics (4:33)

Jeanne Abbott, managing editor, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo., discusses how ethical decisions are managed for both the print and the online editions of the Columbia Missourian.

[MO 0203] - Part 3: Strategic Changes (3:43)

Jeanne Abbott, managing editor, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo., talks about recent successful changes at the Missourian and changes that were less successful.

[MO 0204] - Part 4: Adaptation & the Future (2:15)

Jeanne Abbott, managing editor, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo., talks about the Missourian’s ability as a student-staffed, faculty-managed newspaper to innovate rapidly.

[MO 0205] - Part 5: Prospects & Preparation (1:41)

Jeanne Abbott, managing editor, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo., talks about the j-school’s emphasis on the broad value of reporting skills for their journalism students.