The Team

Project Manager

Laura Johnston
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Laura Johnston is a news editor at the Columbia Missourian and is overseeing the CoMo You Know project. She has 15 years experience in daily journalism, most of it at community newspapers in Missouri. Contact her if you've got suggestions about entries or would like to suggest changes to existing entries.

Student editors

Chris Carmody
Chris Carmody is an assistant news editor at the Columbia Missourian. He is a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism and has two years of journalism experience at newspapers in Missouri and Minnesota. 

Erin McNeill
Erin McNeill is a copy editor for the Columbia Missourian and a graduate student at the Missouri School of Journalism. She has six years of experience in journalism, primarily with student publications and with a daily newspaper and entertainment magazine in Iowa.

Project coordinator

Andrew Van Dam

Idea generators

The idea for the CoMo You Know was first developed by Missouri School of Journalism students Andrew DeWitt, Brian Krebs and Josh Wolff. It was further developed in spring 2010 by students Andrew Van Dam, Stef Kienstra, Eddie Kirsch, Daniel Maxson and David Teeghman.