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

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

Most Recent Episodes

Views of the News: Game Over For Game of Thrones

It's game over for Game of Thrones . How did fans respond to the series finale? And, what might that mean for HBO and the future of its streaming service? Also, police accused of going too far to get a reporter to reveal his sources, a presidential pardon for media mogul Conrad Black and a teen from St. Louis scoops the national media. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

Views of the News: Cell Phone Video Emerges of Sandra Bland's Arrest

Nearly four years after the traffic stop that led to the arrest, and death, of motorist Sandra Bland, a new cell phone video emerges that tells a story different from the police dash cam video. Why di it take so long to surface? Also, the possibility a Colorado public library could be home to a newsroom, turning a legacy newspaper into a non-profit, and a call to break up Facebook. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

Views of the News: Reuters Journalists Freed In Myanmar

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for more than 500 days were unexpectedly freed Tuesday in a widespread amnesty. What led to this twist of fate? Also, Facebook bans far-right content producers, Sinclair Broadcast Group buys 21 regional sports networks, and a goof on Game of Thrones gives America a laugh. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

Views of the News: New York Times Publishes Anti-Semitic Cartoon

An editorial cartoon containing anti-Semitic tropes appeared in Thursday's international editions of The New York Times . An internal investigation has led to some changes in newsroom policy, but no clear public explanation as to how it wound up in the paper in the first place. Do we deserve one? Also, why Amazon 's doorbell company is hiring a news editor, the global popularity of "Avengers: Endgame" and Jeopardy! 's big winner. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest

Views of the News: The Story Behind the 'Cringeworthy' Video

It might be the most cringeworthy video to go viral this year. Why did the news staff at WTOL-11 produce a # hypevideo for the Toledo Public Schools? And, how might it compromise the staff's reporting efforts in the future? Also, Infowars host Alex Jones claims 'pyschosis,' changes to the Oscar rules, and reporting on allegations against former vice president Joe Biden . From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News. KBIA 91.3 FM

Views of the News: Gayle King Schools Journalists In the Art of the Interview

Gayle King's interview with R. Kelly has been described as a master class for journalists. This week, an analysis of her questions, her body language, and the discussion the conversation created. Also, Facebook's pivot to privacy, an Arkansas newspaper publisher sues over anti-BDS pledge, and the internet's happiest day. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

Views of the News: Gayle King Schools Journalists In the Art of the Interview

Views of the News: 'The Commons' Challenged at True/False

The screening of 'The Commons' during the True/False Film Fest led to a lot of off-screen action as several students featured in the film challenged the filmmakers' process. Was their work journalism? Or something else? Also, reaction to Leaving Neverland, reporting on a known hoax and why Google Canada is banning political advertising ahead of a federal election in that country. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

Views of the News: Cardinal's Conviction Kept Secret For Two Months

Journalists in Australia covered the sex abuse trial of Cardinal George Pell for months, not sharing word of his December conviction until this week. Why the gag order? And, why are more than 100 journalists facing potential jail time for contempt or their work? Also, updates in the cases of Jussie Smollett, R. Kelly and the Alabama publisher who wrote an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to resume night rides and lynchings. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest

Views of the News: Ala. Editor Suggests Ku Klux Klan 'Ride Again' In D.C.

An Alabama #newspaper publisher ran an editorial suggesting the best way to stop Washington politicians from raising taxes is for the Ku Klux Klan to 'ride again,' suggesting lynching as a solution. He's been given a chance to walk those statements back, and only doubled down on them. Also, rapid developments in the investigation into attack claims by 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett , how a governor's State of the State address turned into a story about a dress and Sinclair Broadcast Group 's new

Views of the News: Ala. Editor Suggests Ku Klux Klan 'Ride Again' In D.C.

Views of the News: Jeff Bezos' Claims National Enquirer Attempted Extortion

Word of The National Enquirer 's attempts to extort Amazon owner Jeff Bezos has led to criminal investigations and offered subtle hints about his attitude toward editorial control at the Washington Post . Also, Bob Costas on his dismissal from NBC 's Super Bowl broadcast, French journalists using a secret Facebook group to #cyberbully and harass women writers and claims of plagiarism against the former executive editor of The New York Times . From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy

Views of the News: Jeff Bezos' Claims National Enquirer Attempted Extortion

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