Laura Johnston


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 a 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: August 17, 2023