Pioneers of Missouri Journalism

Early newspaper publishers and journalists sought to lure settlers to the territory, to make Missouri a greater state. Newspapers still record the progress of Missouri, providing a day-by-day history of their communities and the people. From these pioneer beginnings, journalism has reached great heights in Missouri, highlighted by outstanding publications as well as the world’s first School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.

Meet the founders of Missouri journalism and discover the contributions they made to their communities, to Missouri and to the world.