Laura Johnston

Associate Professor

Columbia Missourian, Journalism Professions

Associate Chair, Journalism Professions

213 Lee Hills Hall

Missouri School of Journalism

Columbia, Mo. 65211

LAURA JOHNSTON teaches writing and cross-platform editing courses and works closely with the school’s summer workshop for high school students, MUJW.

She is an associate professor and senior news editor at the Columbia Missourian, where she also serves as the Opinion editor.

Before joining the Missourian, she worked as a reporter and editor for Rust Communications in Cape Girardeau, Mo. A Missouri native, she holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Missouri School of Journalism.

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Updated: April 13, 2023