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The Independent wins 14 journalism awards in annual Missouri Press contest

By: - September 17, 2022

The Missouri Independent won 14 awards Saturday — including five first place honors — in the annual Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.  The awards were presented at the association’s annual convention in Lake Ozark. The Independent competed in the Dailies Class 2 category. A months-long, multi-story collaboration between The Independent and The Documenting COVID-19 […]

Missouri Independent, Midwest Newsroom co-hosting community discussion on lead

By: - August 17, 2022

A study released last year found that more than 80% of Missouri children had some level of lead in their blood.  Across the Midwest, in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, the data painted a similar picture — children with elevated levels of lead in their blood far above the national average.  Over the last six months, […]

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Missouri Independent honored as ‘Sunshine Hero’ by statewide organization

By: - July 29, 2022

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Missouri Sunshine Law next year, a statewide organization dedicated to government transparency has honored The Missouri Independent as a “Sunshine Hero” for its work covering state government since launching in October 2020.  In addition to The Independent, the Missouri Sunshine Coalition has also chosen Greene County Clerk […]

Missouri Independent, Midwest Newsroom host discussion on high levels of lead in children

By: - April 18, 2022

Thousands of children in the Midwest continue to have elevated levels of lead in their blood. On Tuesday at 7p.m., join The Missouri Independent and NPR’s Midwest Newsroom for a Facebook Live discussion of the issue, which is the subject of a months-long collaborative investigation by the two organizations. Tune in to hear more and […]

Public radio’s Midwest Newsroom, Missouri Independent partner to boost local reporting

By: - February 1, 2022

Public radio’s Midwest Newsroom and The Missouri Independent are launching a six-month project to bring more in-depth local reporting to the audiences of both news organizations. With grant funding from the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Midwest Newsroom has hired two journalists for a six-month fellowship to work alongside reporters and editors at The […]

Report on push for police accountability in St. Louis named finalist for national journalism award

By: - November 4, 2021

A collaboration between The Missouri Independent, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and the St. Louis American has been chosen as a finalist for the 2022 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. The project, “Why Police Reform Fails,” followed a group of Ferguson activists who decided the key to transforming public safety is changing who […]

The Independent wins nine journalism awards in annual Missouri Press contest

By: - September 25, 2021

The Missouri Independent won nine awards Saturday — including two first place awards for coverage of government and breaking news — in the annual Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.  The awards were presented at the association’s annual convention in Excelsior Springs. The Independent competed in the Dailies Class 2 category. First place honors for […]

Missouri’s Robin Carnahan confirmed by U.S. Senate as agency chief

By: - June 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — Former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan was confirmed on a voice vote by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the administrator of the General Services Administration. Carnahan, 59, will take over the leadership of a $20 billion, 12,000-employee agency tasked with managing work space for more than 1 million federal civilian workers, […]