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About Us

Serving the students, faculty and staff of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri as a student-run, produced and administered weekly campus newspaper since 1939, The Chart holds itself to the highest of standards.

We at The Chart make it a point to provide real-world training and experience for students on our staff by creating the atmosphere of a professional newspaper as closely as possible, but in the classroom.

We operate as professionals, but the main mission of The Chart is to take students and turn them into job seekers with real-world journalistic techniques, style and procedural knowledge.

  • OUR VISION: ... to make The Chart a solid career prep. experience in creating an attractive professional product. We focus on excellence, integrity, efficiency, and commitment.
  • OUR MISSION: this year is to create the best possible real-world media experience encouraging colaboration and experimentation and emphasizing our core values of timeliness, credibility and accuracy.
  • OUR FOCUS: is on advance planning, meeting deadlines, and being accountable to our fellow staff members, our readers and our community.