The Columbia Public Library is having a special showing of the documentary Trustees for the Public: 200 Years of Missouri Newspapers on Monday, January 23rd at 7 p.m. in the Friends Room. After the film, Doug Crews, Executive Director of the Missouri Press Association, and Beth Pike, a member of the filmmaking team, will discuss the history and the future of Missouri newspapers. Two people who helped create this film, Beth Pike and Steve Hudnell, also helped create the local documentary Neither Here Nor There.
In 1808, Joseph Charless moved to St. Louis and became the first newspaper publisher west of the Mississippi. Since then, more than 6,000 newspapers have come and gone in the Show-Me State. Travel back in time as you watch the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Trustees for the Public: 200 Years of Missouri Newspapers.” Discussion will follow with filmmaker Steve Hudnell and Doug Crews, Executive Director of the Missouri Press Association.