At nearly three and a half hours, this year's Academy Awards telecast didn't set any records for length. But, it did set a social media milestone, when more than 3,000,000 Twitter users retweeted this selfie featuring host Ellen DeGeneres and several other Hollywood stars.
Lt. Bruce Britt is only the second member of the Columbia Fire Department to die in the line of duty. Britt succumbed to injuries sustained early Saturday morning while responding to a structural collapse at University Village apartments. The complex is run my MU's Department of Residential Life.
And, as a community prepares to say goodbye, the university is trying to determine what caused a concrete walkway to collapse -- and is working to prevent another incident.
Hundreds of Michael Sam supporters lined Stadium Blvd. and Providence Road in Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 15, blocking out a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church.
Sam, a former MU football player and NFL prospect, made international headlines last week when he came out as gay.
Members of the Topeka, Kan.-based church said they would return to Columbia to protest Sam's coming out and the MU community's support of him. They were last here protesting the funeral of Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt in July 2012.
Former MU defensive lineman Michael Sam told his teammates he was gay during a team building exercise late last summer. On Sunday, he told the rest of the world, with the help of the New York Times and ESPN.
Sunday, the New York Times published an open letter written by Dylan Farrow, the daughter of actress Mia Farrow. In it, Dylan offers a detailed account of sexual abuse she says she endured at the hands of her stepfather -- legendary actor, director and producer Woody Allen.
These allegations first came to light more than 20 years ago. Since then Allen has ended his longtime relationship with Mia Farrow and married Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi. That relationship began when Soon-Yi was in her late teens.
School safety is an important issue. How we cover it is important, too. Last week, a suburban St. Louis high school was put on lockdown after a reporter from KSDK-TV entered the building unannounced. He entered through an unlocked door, asked for directions to the school office and asked to speak with a security officer. When one wasn't available, he left his name and phone number and walked out. An hour later, the school was put on lockdown -- and the community went into a panic.
That's the question Emma G. Keller asked in a blog post published on The Guardian's website last week. The piece centered on Lisa Adams, a woman with stage four breast cancer who is blogging and tweeting about her fight -- sometimes dozens of time per hour.
A few days later, Keller's husband, Bill Keller wrote a column in the New York Times comparing Adams' decision to aggressively fight her disease to his father-in-law's more palliative treatment plan.
E.W. Scripps announced Tuesday it has acquiring Columbia-based Newsy for $35 million. Newsy is best known for its short online videos that aggregate news from multiple sources. The five-year-old company has 35 full-time employees. It has had a relationship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute and the MU School of Journalism since relocating to Columbia in 2008.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appeared on CBS' 60 Minutes Sunday night. At the end of the 14-minute segment reported by Charlie Rose, Bezos unveiled a drone he calls an octocopter. Bezos says he hopes the unmanned aircraft will one day make deliveries in 30 minutes or less.