Media Moves

Missouri nonprofit news outlet names Burger ME

April 4, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Rance Burger

Nonprofit online news outlet The Springfield Daily Citizen in Missouri has promoted Rance Burger to managing editor.

Burger joined the outlet in February 2022 as a local government reporter. Talking about his appointment, Burger said:

“We’re different here at the Daily Citizen, and that’s what drove me to want to work here in the first place. We don’t do mediocre. We don’t accept ‘just fine.’ We set out to deliver smarter, better coverage of Springfield every day.

“It’s been a winding journey for me to get here. I have been a professional journalist for 16 years, starting before I graduated from Mizzou. I’ve worked eight different jobs in six different Missouri newsrooms. I got out of the business all together at one point, but then I took some freelance work, and freelance work turned into me becoming the editor of the Christian County Headliner News in Ozark, the last stop on the path that brought me here.”

Previously, he also reported for Gannett | USA Today Network.

Burger has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

You can connect with Burger via Twitter.

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