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Featured Profile: Tom Warhover

Tom Warhover

Tom Warhover helps newspapers transition to the future.

Warhover has investigated and written about diverse topics including freedom of information, preserving digital news content, Twitter storms and new pay models for newspapers. For many years, he played a leading role at the Columbia Missourian. This community newspaper is edited by professionals and staffed by student reporters, copy editors, designers and photographers. As executive editor for innovation, Warhover experimented with new advances in content and delivery. Under his guidance, the Missourian newsroom transformed to anticipate and meet future needs. He continues to write about and partner with newpapers through his work at the Rynolds Journalism Institute.

Prior to joining the University of Missouri, Warhover worked for the Virginian-Pilot, a regional newspaper serving portions of Virginia and North Carolina. He served many roles including copy editor, designer, wire editor, metro editor and beat reporter. During his tenure, newspapers widely began to integrate journalism into communities, engaging citizens and creating public debate – a concept known as civic journalism. Warhover helped the Virginian-Pilot create principles and daily practices to engage the regional community.

Tom Warhover is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism.

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Media of the Future