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Like all good partnerships, we want our relationship with our community to be founded on trust. You deserve fair, accurate and responsible coverage, and we want you to believe that the News Tribune is offering content that achieves just that. Our mission is to provide reliable information in hopes of engaging, entertaining and inspiring Mid-Missourians.

Only 41 percent of Americans have "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of trust in the news media, according to a 2019 Gallup poll. We can — and should — do a lot better than that.

We want to demonstrate our own credibility, which is why we're participating in a national effort called the Trusting News project. As a Trusting News newsroom, we want to distinguish ourselves as your local news resource, not the faceless, distant "media" or "fake news."

We strive to provide transparency about how our newsroom operates, including how we select local and national stories, how reporters obtain facts and why we require subscriptions to read our stories.

Click the links below to read our answers to commonly-asked questions.

Why do I have to pay to read the News Tribune's articles?

How do I suggest a story idea? How do you select what stories to cover?

What is the difference between news and opinion?

Why should Jefferson City and the surrounding areas even have journalists? They don't care about the community.

Why does the News Tribune want to improve its relationship with the community?

We also encourage community engagement by soliciting feedback and offering events where community members can interact with journalists. Please let us know how we're doing by filling out the form below, or contacting Managing Editor Gary Castor at 573-761-0255 or [email protected]

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