Convention Speaker Introduction: Andy Waters

In Association News On

Convention starts tomorrow. But before it can begin, we must introduce the final speaker: Andy Waters. Waters has worked at the Columbia Daily Tribune as a general assignment reporter, business writer/editor, city editor, head of online operations and general manager, his current position.

His first exposure to the newsroom came as a reporting intern during summers off from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va. After graduating with a journalism degree, Waters worked four years for The Associated Press in Kansas City, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore. He came back to Columbia to join other family members at the Tribune full-time in 1995.

Waters has been instrumental in the development of new technology applications at the Tribune, including installation of an access paywall for the paper’s online edition. He has spoken at a number of industry meetings about how the Tribune is using technology.

Andy is the son of publisher emeritus Hank Waters III. On Dec. 1, Andy and one of his sisters bought the Tribune from four other family members and became the sole owners.

Waters will participate on a Friday breakfast panel at the MPA Convention in September. He’ll join several others in a "Technology Discussion" that will include how they use social media, paid content and Deals of the Day to maximize profits, gain clients and build circulation.

You may also read!

2023 Better Newspaper Contest results announced

Winners of the 2023 Missouri Press Association (MPA) Better Newspaper Contest were announced Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23, in St.


2023 Legislative Update — Missouri Legislature Returns for Veto Session

Missouri Legislature Returns for Annual Veto Session this Week in Jefferson City The House and Senate convened at noon on


Meet Missouri’s 2023 Sunshine Heroes

Sunshine Heroes provide access, interpret the law and use it for the public good Three new Sunshine Heroes will be


Leave a reply:

Mobile Sliding Menu