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Views of the News

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Each week, KBIA brings you a roundtable discussion about the media. Host Amy Simons and regular panelists Ernest Perry and Mike McKean from the Missouri School of Journalism provide analysis, commentary and criticism.
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Views of the News: Covering the eclipse

Where’d the sun go?! Now that the 2024 eclipse has passed, we’ll talk about what made Monday’s phenomenon magical, and how that was reflected in the coverage. Also, Facebook’s apology to a Kansas publication, why a Colorado reporter was thrown out of a GOP event on public property and the crowning of the 2024 NCAA basketball champs. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
4/11/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Why we don't name juvenile crime suspects

As digital news organizations shutter, many of their archives go dark. Sure, it costs to continue to host websites, but what’s lost when the websites are wiped entirely? Also, why journalists don’t identify juveniles charged with crimes, and two free speech cases go before the Supreme Court. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
2/28/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Covering the Chiefs' championship

The Kansas City Chiefs are once again the Super Bowl champs! We’ll talk about coverage of the big win, what kept the viewers tuned in – on two networks and online – and which commercials scored with audiences. Also, Tucker Carlson’s trip to Moscow and why people say they’re turning down free newspaper subscriptions. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
2/14/202428 minutes, 53 seconds
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Views of the News: A breach of ethics?

This week on Views of the News we’ll talk about a Boston Globe columnist who profiled a nurse with terminal cancer who sued to end her life. While reporting on the story, the columnist signed a document attesting to her mental clarity at the time of her request. Did he cross the line? Also, an investigation into prison labor from the Associated Press, how a tweet from the Children’s Television Workshop got America talking and preparing for the Super Bowl. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
2/8/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Remembering Jean Carnahan, former U.S. Senator and former Missouri first lady

The Kansas City Chiefs are returning to the Super Bowl for the fourth time in the last five years, but it seems the big story is whether Taylor Swift will make it to Las Vegas from Tokyo. We’ll talk about the hype for the Big Game. Also, remembering former U.S. Senator and Missouri first lady Jean Carnahan and Jon Stewart’s return to The Daily Show. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Monique Luisi and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
1/31/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: What's next for Sports Illustrated?

What’s next for Sports Illustrated? That’s the question after layoffs axed nearly the entire staff and management failed to pay a licensing fee to use the publication’s name. Is this the end for the publication? Also, movement in the creation of a federal shield law for journalists, covering the New Hampshire primaries, and why video captions matter. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Monique Luisi: Views of the News.
1/24/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News Preview: A win for the Peacock and the NFL

Peacock and the NFL scored a touchdown, moving the AFC Wild Card game to the subscription-only streaming service Saturday night. Did we just witness a change in the NFL’s strategy going into the future? Also, the propsed changes to the Missouri Sunshine Law, local ownership takes over the Baltimore Sun and Republican voters in Iowa make their choice. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
1/17/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Honors College Edition 2023

Six students from the University of Missouri's Honors College participated in a 16-week tutorial under the direction of Missouri School of Journalism professor Amy Simons on media criticism during the Fall 2023 term. For their final project, the students produced and hosted their own special edition of KBIA-FM's program, "Views of the News."
12/27/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: The return of Alex Jones on X

Journalists around the globe remain under threat. This week, a journalist here in the U.S. is facing contempt charges if she doesn’t reveal sources from an investigation she did in 2017 and yet another Russian American journalist has drawn the ire of the Kremlin. We’ll talk about why. Also, Alex Jones’s return to X, formerly known as Twitter, Tucker Carlson’s new streaming network and what’s made Spotify’s Wrapped feature so popular. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
12/14/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: Remembering Norman Lear

Liz Cheney’s new book, Oath and Honor, has sparked conversation around several doomsday scenarios, should Donald Trump regain the presidency. We’ll break down the coverage and it’s timing ahead primary voting just weeks away. Also, remembering Henry Kissinger and Sandra Day O’Connor, why a Harvard University professor claims she was fired for researching disinformation at Facebook and what’s next for the Marvel Universe. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
12/6/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: Remembering Rosalynn Carter's impact on journalism

As the nation remembers former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, we look at her lasting legacy on journalism, journalists and how we report on mental health. Also, Sports Illustrated’s reaction to claims of AI use, how far is too far when visually reporting on gun violence, and the silencing of police scanners. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Jared Schroeder: Views of the News.
11/29/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: Should ESPN apologize?

Should ESPN apologize? Sports radio hosts and commentators across the country are calling on ESPN to apologize for doctoring a three-year-old video interview done by another network and publishing it on their X, formerly known as Twitter. They said they didn’t mean to mislead, but did they go far enough in acknowledging their error? Also, President Biden’s executive order regulating artificial intelligence, another U.S. journalist jailed in Russia, and the release of “Killers of the Flower Moon.” From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
11/1/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: Covering McCarthy's removal, election of a new Speaker

History is made – once again – in Washington, D.C. Tune in to hear the latest on the coverage of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s removal from the House speakership and the election to replace him. Also, the suspension of the Marion, Kan. police chief; Evan Gershkovich’s mom describes her communication with her son, and why training opportunities for journalists are in peril. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
10/4/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift make news

Travis Kelce apparently has a new biggest fan: Taylor Swift. Her appearance in a GEHA Field skybox alongside his mother Sunday afternoon made headlines nationwide. How did that take over the news cycle? Also, Rupert Murdoch steps down from Fox and News Corp; the WGA reaches a tentative deal, and the FCC signals a return to net neutrality. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Jared Schroeder and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
9/27/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: A Fresh Start for Meet the Press

It’s a new era for NBC’s Meet the Press. How did Kristen Welker do in her debut? Was an interview with Donald Trump the right way to set the tone? Also, the founder of Rolling Stone is axed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame board, and why Nickelback wants to talk about why everyone hates Nickelback. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Luke Capizzo and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
9/21/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: When should a journalist get involved in a story?

When is it appropriate for a journalist to shift from observer to participant? We’ve seen the likes of Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta jump in when their special skills could help in life-or-death situations, but it is right? Is it journalistically ethical? Or does it not matter when we’re talking about showing our humanity? Also, why a collegiate paper in Florida turned down an advertisement for mail order abortion pills, the latest chapter in Maria Ressa’s fight for freedom, and how Barstool Sports has been skirting copyright laws on viral videos. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
9/13/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: Treeline Music Festival Canceled

The Treeline Music Festival won’t be happening later this month because organizers say it was too expensive to put on. What questions should reporters be asking as Columbia sees its first fall without the former Roots N Blues in nearly 20 years? Also, the next chapter in the Marion Record’s fight for press freedom; and when social media managers get too clever. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Nick Mathews: Views of the News.
9/6/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: A strategy to cover Trump's legal troubles

MSNBC’s strategy seems to be paying off, as ratings show viewers are tuning in for its coverage of Donald Trump’s indictments. What’s working, and what’s leading others to turn off Fox News and CNN? Also, coverage of the Republican debate and why Fox News is apologizing for a story it wrote about a fallen Marine. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
8/30/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: A strategy to cover Trump's legal troubles

MSNBC’s strategy seems to be paying off, as ratings show viewers are tuning in for its coverage of Donald Trump’s indictments. What’s working, and what’s leading others to turn off Fox News and CNN? Also, coverage of the Republican debate and why Fox News is apologizing for a story it wrote about a fallen Marine. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
8/30/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: What's the relationship between a newspaper and its community?

A week after the Marion County Record had its equipment returned, the newspaper’s owner and many in its community disagree on what the role of a community newspaper should be. Also, what changes at the Open Society Foundation could mean for journalism in eastern Europe; X - formerly known as Twitter - kills off more tools useful to journalist, and Meta’s making moves toward releasing a Threads interface. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
8/23/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Views of the News: Kansas Newspaper Raided

Journalists across the country are standing behind the publisher and staff of the Marion County Record. Police raided the Kansas newspaper last week, seizing computers, phones and reporting materials in an apparent illegal search. Also, the impact of cameras in the courtroom in covering latest indictment of Donald Trump, covering the wildfires in Hawaii and “crafting” visual journalism. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
8/16/202328 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Trump found liable for sexual abuse and defamation in Carroll civil case

Former President Trump was found liable for sexual abuse and defamation in the case brought forth by E. Jean Carroll. We’ll talk about the coverage of that verdict, and his return to CNN for a scheduled town hall. Also, Tucker Carlson’s return, the 2023 Pulitzer Prizes and remembering Newton Minow. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
5/10/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: World Press Freedom Day

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. It’s a time to support the media, especially those which are targets against freedom of the press. Tune in to this week’s Views of the News to learn more about what you can do – besides subscribing to publications – to support this effort. Also, Twitter’s founder retracts his support for Elon Musk’s leadership; and remembering both Jerry Springer and Mike Shannon. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
5/3/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: Covering a bank run without creating panic

People panic about money, and when there’s a bank failure, people panic even more. Monday morning, people across California and the U.S. worried their bank could fail like Silicon Valley Bank. We'll discuss its coverage. Also, Mike Pence’s comments about January 6, why The Maneater is ending its print run, and teens upset with a lifetime of social media. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
4/26/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: U.S. designates Evan Gershkovich as 'wrongfully detained' in Russia

The Russian government has formally charged Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich with espionage, while the U.S. government has officially deemed him “wrongfully detained.” What does that designation mean, and how might it affect efforts to gain his release? Also, covering the Tennessee Three; Fox News settles a defamation case (just not that defamation case); and internet influencers get special White House access. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
4/12/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: WSJ reporter jailed in Russia

Evan Gershovich has been described as a brave reporter, telling the stories from Russia that the world needed to hear. Now Putin’s government is holding him on espionage charges. We’ll talk about efforts to gain his release. Also, covering former President Trump’s arraignment; Marjorie Taylor Greene on ’60 Minutes’, and why math counts when covering the bases. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Keith Greenwood and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
4/5/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: Covering a bank run without creating panic

People panic about money, and when there’s a bank failure, people panic even more. Monday morning, people across California and the U.S. worried their bank could fail like Silicon Valley Bank. We'll discuss its coverage. Also, Mike Pence’s comments about January 6, why The Maneater is ending its print run, and teens upset with a lifetime of social media. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
3/15/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: Threats to Freedom of Information

A bill making its way through the Missouri Senate seeks to rewrite the state’s 50-year-old Sunshine Law; another bill in Florida would require bloggers writing about elected officials to register with the state. As we approach Sunshine Week, a look at freedom of information and threats to it. Also, there's a growing number of Millennials and Gen Z-ers who are paying for news, and some of the first formalized polices covering AI. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
3/9/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: Dropping 'Dilbert'

The Columbia Missourian is one of hundreds of newspapers across the United States dropping ‘Dilbert.’ Also, why you’re not hearing about the Dominion lawsuit on Fox News’s ‘MediaBuzz’, and the stark reminder of the deadly cost of journalism, as we remember an Orlando journalist gunned down in his station’s news car. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
3/2/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: Carter in hospice, war in Ukraine moves into a second year, and Don Lemon's sexist remarks

This week on Views of the News: Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Keith Greenwood talk about President Jimmy Carter entering into hospice care; the war in Ukraine moves into its second year; Don Lemon’s sexist and ageist comments; and what could it mean for the future of live sports telecasts if Bally Sports Network goes into bankruptcy.
2/23/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: Celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl win

People across Missouri – and the U.S. – are celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl win. This week on Views of the News, we’ll talk about the game, the ads and the lack of a traditional presidential interview. Also, a reporter arrested at an Ohio news conference and the publication of a murdered journalist’s final story. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
2/16/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: What to consider before publishing graphic images

Journalists across the country faced a tough call: to do run the brutally graphic video of Memphis police beating Tyre Nichols, or not? What is the news value, and how does it help the public understand? Also, how the World Health Organization wants to reframe coverage of automobile crashes and why the Associated Press apologized to France. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Damon Kiesow: Views of the News.
2/2/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: Surprise Kavanaugh documentary debuts at Sundance

A surprise documentary at the Sundance Film Festival reignites the conversation about sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Also, covering the discovery of even more classified documents and an update on the use of AI on news websites. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
1/26/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: Expanding video access in the U.S. House

For four days, C-SPAN’s cameras rolled live on the U.S. House of Representatives, showing us everything going on in the chambers gavel to gavel. Now some lawmakers, including Rep. Matt Gaetz want to make that access permanent. We’ll discuss arguments for and against. Also, St. Louis Public Radio staffers seek to unionize, students at more than a dozen colleges and using artificial intelligence to write stories for news websites. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
1/19/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: CBS explains holding story on Griner's release

A tipster told CBS News that WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release from a Russian penal colony was imminent, but at the request of the White House, the network agreed not to report it until the she was free. When should journalists heed to these types of requests? Also, the sudden death of popular soccer writer Grant Wahl, the dissolution of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council, and a work stoppage at the New York Times. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
12/15/202229 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: ABC pulls Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes from 'GMA'

Did ABC News leadership make matters worse when it pulled Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes off the air? The ‘Good Morning America’ anchors’ relationship went from the gossip mags to the front page, but was it even news in the first place? Or did management’s moves just draw more attention to it? Also, Meta threatens to remove news from Facebook, deep cuts at CNN and the Georgia run-off election. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
12/8/202222 minutes, 34 seconds
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Views of the News: Demonstrators protest in China

They’ve been among the largest protests in China since Tiananmen Square in 1989. We’ll talk about what people around the globe are calling the A4 Revolution, and what President Xi Jinping’s government is doing to try to quiet them. Also, the latest on what’s happening with Twitter and a look at how crime is perceived based on how journalists cover it. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
12/1/202229 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: Tumult hits Twitter

It’s been a tough few weeks for Twitter, as employees and users adapt to Elon Musk’s ownership. Also, looking back on the midterm election, the arrest of an Ohio journalist and getting ready for the World Cup. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
11/17/202229 minutes, 4 seconds
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Views of the News: Covering the death of Queen Elizabeth II

9/15/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: The Mississippi Water Crisis

9/8/202229 minutes
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Views of the News: NBC considers ending primetime programming one hour early

9/1/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: What is the future of media criticism?

This week marked some big changes in media criticism, with the end of CNN’s Reliable Sources and Columnist Margaret Sullivan’s departure from the Washington Post. What is the future of this important area? Also, the Big Ten Conference’s massive new media deal, Urban Meyer’s return to the broadcast booth and a Canadian news anchor gone from the airwaves for going gray?. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
8/24/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Loophole in Texas law blocking journalists in Uvalde

Journalists in Uvalde, Texas are toiling in their reporting on the police response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School. Now it appears a loophole in the Texas law is making that work even harder. Also, coverage of the January 6 hearings, Rebel Wilson addresses controversy with an Australian newspaper, and the editorial control given to Major League Baseball owners. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Ron Kelley and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
6/15/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Columbia Daily Tribune announces daily delivery to continue

The Columbia Daily Tribune’s parent company says it’s ‘calling an audible’ and holding off on next month’s planned reduction in print production while it analyzes data and subscriber feedback. Also, covering the deaths of two prominent local attorneys, the start of the January 6 hearings, and CNN’s move to break up with breaking news. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Damon Kiesow and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
6/8/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Should local papers stop filling pages with national news

Is it time for newspapers to stop filling print pages with national and international news and keep it local? Also the death of CNN+. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
4/27/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Changes proposed to Missouri Sunshine Law

A bill before the Missouri House of Representatives stands to limit access to public information under the state’s Sunshine Law. What’s under consideration? Also, Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter and a new boss at the New York Times. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
4/20/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Should journalists get off Twitter?

Is it time for journalists to get off Twitter? One of the nation’s leading newspapers has made a presence on the social platform optional. We’ll talk about why, and what effects this could have on the quality of reporting and the safety of reporters. Also, Warner Bros. Discovery’s takeover of CNN and HBO, the collapse of Black News Channel and the USA Today’s innovative use of comic journalism. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
4/13/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Journalists killed in Ukraine

As we move into the fourth week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the journalism community mourns two of its own, killed while covering the conflict. Also, insiders describe what it was like to work for Russian state media, coverage of Chuck Erickson’s pending parole and reaction to Tom Brady’s return to the NFL. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
3/17/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Putin cracks down on news media

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cracked down on journalists, threatening up to 15 years imprisonment for the reporting of ‘false information.’ What effect is this having on reporting of that nation’s invasion of Ukraine. Also, The Atlantic’s 12,000-word profile of the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince, and how a journalist’s identity as a storyteller could be eroding our credibility with the public. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
3/9/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Russia's invasion of Ukraine

All eyes are on Ukraine nearly a week after Russian forces invaded the country. This week, we look at the work reporters are doing on the ground, the effects of social media and limiting the spread of disinformation from Russian state media. Also, President Biden’s first State of the Union address and the new boss at CNN. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
3/2/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Trump tells Rogan to stop apologizing, Spotify stands by deal

Former President Trump said it’s time for Joe Rogan to stop apologizing for the Spotify controversies. After nearly two weeks, the streaming service stands by the conservative podcaster and their exclusive distribution agreement. We’ll talk about why. Also, Jeff Zucker’s ouster from CNN, coverage of the Olympics and why we can’t stop playing Wordle. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Ron Kelley and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
2/9/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Car hits TV reporter during live shot

Journalists across the country are calling for safer work conditions after a car struck a West Virginia television reporter during a live report. Also, a Columbia radio legend says it’s time to retire and it seems the nation caught Chiefs fever during 13 seconds of football Sunday night. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
1/26/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Is cable news past its prime?

Fox News personalities texting Trump’s chief of staff during the Jan. 6 riots. Chris Cuomo interfering in reporting on his brother, the then-governor of New York. Don Lemon texting actor Jussie Smollett about the police investigation into hate crime he’s since been convicted of falsely reporting. How did cable news lose its way? Can new faces and new formats bring it back? Or, is it time to pull the plug? Also, covering deadly tornadoes across the Midwest and Time Magazine names its Person of the Year. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: Views of the News.
12/15/202128 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Danny Fenester released from Myanmar jail

Journalist Danny Fenester is back in the U.S. just days after a judge in Myanmar sentenced him to 11 years in prison. What led to his release, and what’s the situation like for other journalists in that country? Also, why Pope Francis is thanking journalists, localizing a global climate change summit and Taylor Swift’s grab for what is hers. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
11/17/202128 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Aaron Rodgers Misled People About COVID-19 Vaccine

Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers lied to fans and the public about his COVID-19 immunization status, a fact we know now that he’s contracted the virus. What effect are his actions having on the spread of disinformation? Also, why Kansas legislative staffers altered a recording of a state senate hearing, and how Georgia journalism students helped save a regional newspaper. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
11/10/202128 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Cyberattacks and the mid-Missouri news media

A few days after Gov. Mike Parson accused a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter of hacking a state website, hundreds of Sinclair Broadcast Group television stations fell victim to a ransomware attack. One of these was a cyberattack, one was reporting. We’ll distinguish between the two. And, is the other shoe about to drop on Facebook? We’ll talk about how the company’s communications team is responding to another set of leaked documents. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
10/20/202128 minutes, 59 seconds
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Views of the News: Cancel culture or accountability?

Is it cancel culture or accountability? In the same week Jon Gruder steps down as the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach, Dave Chappelle’s newest Netflix special is called out for transphobic jokes, and Rolling Stone publishes a profile of Eric Clapton detailing racist rants and support of for anti-vaccine, anti-science groups. Also, the Nobel Peace Prize goes to two journalists fighting for free expression and a Reuters investigation shows AT&T is a major funder of far right-wing One America News Network. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Monique Luisi and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
10/13/202128 minutes, 59 seconds