Views of the News http://kbia.org en Apple CEO outed on CNBC http://kbia.org/post/apple-ceo-outed-cnbc <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The gaffe came during a discussion with New York Times columnist Jim Stewart, who was on "Squawk Box" talking about his piece dealing with corporate culture and gay executives.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Co-anchor Simon Hobbs commented on what he believed to be public information, and turned out to be the opposite.</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Missouri School of Journalism professors Amanda Hinnant, Jim Flink and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:54:09 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55582 at http://kbia.org Apple CEO outed on CNBC Views of the News: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood http://kbia.org/post/views-news-covering-gay-pride-fort-leonard-wood <p></p><p>The first-ever gay pride event at Fort Leonard Wood: Is it newsworthy or not?&nbsp; When you know your local readership isn’t likely to respond to the story does that mean you skip covering it? Also, Matt Lauer accused of sexism, a Facebook experiment preys on your emotions, and whether a relatively common television news practice is standard operating procedure or plagiarism. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Amanda Hinnant and Jim Flink: Views of the News.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:28:54 +0000 Travis McMillen 55538 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood Views Preview: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-covering-gay-pride-fort-leonard-wood <p>On Monday, the first-ever gay pride event was held on post at Fort Leonard Wood. Command Sgt. Major Teresa King spoke at a luncheon about her journey coming out and living openly as a gay soldier in the U.S. Army.</p><p>Some would say that this is news. It's not that long ago that such an event on an military post would have been illegal. Others say there are diversity events held all the time celebrating one group or another, and it deserved no more coverage than those do.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Amy Simons 55478 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood Sen. Claire McCaskill takes on Dr. Oz http://kbia.org/post/sen-claire-mccaskill-takes-dr-oz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Last week there was lots of talk about a hearing in which Dr. Mehmet Oz met his match in U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). She's the chair of the Consumer Protection Committee.&nbsp; Oz went before the committee to testify on the marketing of "miracle" weight loss cures. Missouri School of Journalism professors Jim Flink, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:23:36 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55328 at http://kbia.org Sen. Claire McCaskill takes on Dr. Oz Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 7-10 years http://kbia.org/post/al-jazeera-journalists-jailed-7-10-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Journalists around the globe are decrying an Egyptian court's decision to imprison three Al Jazeera English journalists on charges of making false news reports and aiding terrorists. Missouri School of Journalism professors Jim Flink, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:14:11 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55310 at http://kbia.org Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 7-10 years World Cup fever sweeps USA http://kbia.org/post/world-cup-fever-sweeps-usa <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Bigger than</span> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">baseball?</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">With ratings for Sunday's U.S.A-Portugal game tipping in at just more than 24 million television viewers, it's probably safe to say World Cup fever has swept the nation.&nbsp; ESPN reports more than 18 million tuned in to its main, English-language broadcast -- an audience bigger than single games of both the World Series and the NBA finals.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:06:28 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55166 at http://kbia.org World Cup fever sweeps USA Views of the News: The Supreme Court's Ruling on Aereo http://kbia.org/post/views-news-supreme-courts-ruling-aereo <p></p><p>A big week in legal news, as the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the Aereo case, verdicts are announced in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal and three Al Jazeera journalists are sentenced to more than seven years in an Egyptian prison. Also, Sen. Claire McCaskill takes on Dr. Oz, the St. Louis-Post Dispatch drops George Will, and hottest felon ever? From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Jim Flink: Views of the News.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:53:46 +0000 Travis McMillen 55160 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: The Supreme Court's Ruling on Aereo Views Preview: Deciding the Aereo case http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-deciding-aereo-case <p>The Supreme Court of the United States found in favor of major broadcasters, and against Aereo, in a case over the streaming of copyrighted material on the Internet.</p><p>Jordan Crook, Tech Crunch: "<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/25/aereo-loses-in-supreme-court-deemed-illegal/" target="_blank">Aereo loses in Supreme Court, deemed illegal</a>"</p><p>Katy Bachman, POLITICO: "<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/aereo-supreme-court-decision-108286.html?hp=t2_3" target="_blank">Aereo loses copyright fight at Supreme Court</a>"</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:30:46 +0000 Amy Simons 55090 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: Deciding the Aereo case Pundits return to talk about Iraq violence http://kbia.org/post/pundits-return-talk-about-iraq-violence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">As the violence escalates in Iraq at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), there's a steady stream of hawkish pundits on television talking about the need to act.&nbsp; What do Paul Wolfowitz, Paul Bremer, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have to say today that's different than prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Missouri School of Journalism professors Margaret Duffy, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54869 at http://kbia.org Pundits return to talk about Iraq violence Native advertising works for Netflix, NYT http://kbia.org/post/native-advertising-works-netflix-nyt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The New York Times has launched a multimedia report -- complete with video, audio and interactive graphics -- on what life is like for women in our federal prison system.&nbsp; It is native advertising, paid for by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://netflix.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">Netflix</a>,<a href="https://www.netflix.com/?locale=en-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">as a promotion for its hit series,&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.netflix.com/?gclid=CIiv1JL2gb8CFXMR7AodHxYAZQ&amp;awdevice=c&amp;mqso=81070424&amp;locale=en-US&amp;awmatchtype=e&amp;awcreative=45628240259&amp;awposition=1t1&amp;cmlanding=true&amp;awkeyword=orange+is+the+new+black&amp;awnetwork=g" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">Orange is the New Black</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">. Missouri School of Journalism professors Margaret Duffy, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:06:12 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54919 at http://kbia.org Native advertising works for Netflix, NYT Views of the News: Pundits return to talk about Iraq violence, ISIS http://kbia.org/post/views-news-pundits-return-talk-about-iraq-violence-isis <p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:21:57 +0000 Travis McMillen 54761 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Pundits return to talk about Iraq violence, ISIS Views Preview: Pundits return to talk about Iraq violence, ISIS http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-pundits-return-talk-about-iraq-violence-isis <p>As the violence escalates in Iraq at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), there's a steady stream of hawkish pundits on television talking about the need to act.&nbsp; What to Paul Wolfowitz, Paul Bremer, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have to say today that's different than prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq?</p><p>Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post: “<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/iraq-media-hawks-debate_n_5498945.html?utm_hp_ref=media" target="_blank">Iraq hawks are still dominating the media debate</a>”</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:26:29 +0000 Amy Simons 54715 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: Pundits return to talk about Iraq violence, ISIS 15 reasons to date a journalist http://kbia.org/post/15-reasons-date-journalist <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The folks at the online dating site eHarmony have some <a href="http://www.eharmony.com/dating-advice/dating-advice-for-you/15-reasons-to-date-a-reporter/#.U5uBKZSwKZC">advice</a> for people looking for Mr. or Ms. Right -- journalists make great life partners! Missouri School of Journalism professors Katherine Reed, Mike McKean and Amy Simons talk about the positives and negatives of dating a journalist.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:40:58 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54542 at http://kbia.org 15 reasons to date a journalist Should the Washington Post stand behind George Will? http://kbia.org/post/should-washington-post-stand-behind-george-will <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did George Will go too far, writing in his Washington Post column that being a sexual assault victim has become a "coveted status" on college campuses? Missouri School of Journalism professors Katherine Reed, Mike </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McKean</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:51:51 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54448 at http://kbia.org Should the Washington Post stand behind George Will? Views of the News: George Will says rape victims have 'coveted status' http://kbia.org/post/views-news-george-will-says-rape-victims-have-coveted-status <p></p><p>Did George Will go too far, writing in his Washington Post column that being a sexual assault victim has become a “coveted status” on college campuses? Also, American Express commissions Tyler Perry for its latest commercial produced in the style of a documentary film, Time Inc.’s risky split from Time Warner, and why e-Harmony says reporters make good dates. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Katherine Reed: Views of the News.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:18:22 +0000 Travis McMillen 54384 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: George Will says rape victims have 'coveted status' Views Preview: George Will says rape victims have 'coveted status' http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-george-will-says-rape-victims-have-coveted-status <p>In a column published in the Friday, June 6 editions of the Washington Post, George F. Will wrote about what he considers a spread of progressivism at American colleges and universities.&nbsp;</p><p>He drew the ire of many when he wrote of what he calls the "supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. sexual assault."&nbsp; He attributes the number of reported to increased political correctness on campuses, and that when "making victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate."</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:38:09 +0000 Amy Simons 54343 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: George Will says rape victims have 'coveted status' When a minor is charged with a heinous crime http://kbia.org/post/when-minor-charged-heinous-crime <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Prosecutors say two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls stabbed their 12-year-old friend nearly to death in the woods to please a mythological creature they learned about online. The girls have been charged as adults. Should the media publish their names and show their faces in its coverage? Missouri School of Journalism faculty Amy Simons, Lynda Kraxberger and Jim Flink discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54197 at http://kbia.org When a minor is charged with a heinous crime Columbia Missourian's new survey pay model http://kbia.org/post/columbia-missourians-new-survey-pay-model <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">The Columbia Missourian announced it is dropping its paywall revenue model, replacing it with a new survey model. Readers will be able to access content -- and share it on social media -- after taking a short Google survey. Missouri School of Journalism faculty Amy Simons, Lynda Kraxberger and Jim Flink discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:22:33 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54103 at http://kbia.org Columbia Missourian's new survey pay model The complicated story of Bowe Bergdahl's release http://kbia.org/post/complicated-story-bowe-bergdahls-release <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">On Saturday, May 31, President Barack Obama stood on the White House lawn flanked by Bergdahl's parents, to annnounce his release. Since then, the story has taken several twists and turns. Missouri School of Journalism faculty Amy Simons, Lynda Kraxberger and Jim Flink discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:14:45 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54102 at http://kbia.org The complicated story of Bowe Bergdahl's release Views of the News: Bringing home Bowe Bergdahl http://kbia.org/post/views-news-bringing-home-bowe-bergdahl <p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:27:27 +0000 Travis McMillen 54037 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Bringing home Bowe Bergdahl Views Preview: Bringing home Bowe Bergdahl http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-bringing-home-bowe-bergdahl <p>It was 2009 when Army Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl was captured and held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan.&nbsp; Saturday, President Barack Obama stood on the White House lawn flanked by Bergdahl's parents, to annnounce his release.</p><p>The Taliban freed Bergdahl as part of a prisoner swap.&nbsp; In exchange for his release, the U.S. government agreed to release five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:08:32 +0000 Amy Simons 53992 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: Bringing home Bowe Bergdahl Running Rodger's video when covering Isla Vista shooting http://kbia.org/post/running-rodgers-video-when-covering-isla-vista-shooting <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Many news organizations ran Eliott Rodger's YouTube video as part of their coverage of the Isla Vista shootings. How is that different than publishing a suicide note? Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Jim Flink and Amy Simons discuss the national and local media's response.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 31 May 2014 18:04:57 +0000 Hope Kirwan 53732 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: 'Patriot' or 'Traitor'? NBC's interview with Edward Snowden http://kbia.org/post/views-news-patriot-or-traitor-nbcs-interview-edward-snowden <p></p><p>The tales of two papers: how one student newspaper on the campus of University of California – Santa Barbara covered a mass shooting while the other chose to ignore it. Also, NBC’s sit down with Edward Snowden, dangerous conditions for reporters in Ukraine, CNN anchors moving to New York, and avoiding conflicts of interest – real and perceived. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Jim Flink: Views of the News.</p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 19:33:22 +0000 Travis McMillen 53667 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: 'Patriot' or 'Traitor'? NBC's interview with Edward Snowden Views Preview: 'Patriot' or 'Traitor'? NBC's interview with Edward Snowden http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-patriot-or-traitor-nbcs-interview-edward-snowden <p>NBC News has landed the first sit-down interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden by an American television network.&nbsp; The hour-long special will air at 9 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 28.&nbsp;</p><p>Richard Esposito, Matthew Cole &amp; Mark Schone, NBC News: “<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/nsa-snooping/exclusive-edward-snowden-gives-wide-ranging-interview-brian-williams-n110351" target="_blank">EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden gives wide-ranging interview to Brian Williams</a>”</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 22:17:26 +0000 Amy Simons 53629 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: 'Patriot' or 'Traitor'? NBC's interview with Edward Snowden Jill Abramson's exit from the New York Times http://kbia.org/post/jill-abramsons-exit-new-york-times <p></p><p>Why was Jill Abramson fired as executive editor the New York Times? Her story doesn’t mesh with that of Publisher Arthur Sulzberger. Was it over a pay dispute as she claims or about a management style Sulzberger says didn’t fit the newsroom? And, why does it even matter? Also, a covering executions in Missouri, the on again-off again OWN documentary on Michael Sam’s quest to make the St. Louis Rams and Michael Jackson’s hologram performance on the Billboard Music Awards. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Jim Flink: Views of the News.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:10:37 +0000 Travis McMillen 53316 at http://kbia.org Jill Abramson's exit from the New York Times Views of the News: Jill Abramson's exit from the New York Times http://kbia.org/post/views-news-jill-abramsons-exit-new-york-times <p></p><p><a href="http://kbia.org/post/jill-abramsons-exit-new-york-times">Watch this week's full program &nbsp;</a></p><p>Why was Jill Abramson fired as executive editor the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/" target="_blank">New York Times</a>? Her story doesn’t mesh with that of Publisher Arthur Sulzberger. Was it over a pay dispute as she claims or about a management style Sulzberger says didn’t fit the newsroom?</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 23:00:35 +0000 Amy Simons 53269 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Jill Abramson's exit from the New York Times Views of the News: ESPN's decision to broadcast Sam's celebratory kiss http://kbia.org/post/views-news-espns-decision-broadcast-sams-celebratory-kiss <p>Michael Sam made history, becoming the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL.&nbsp; Saturday, the St. Louis Rams used their seventh round pick to take Sam, giving him a chance to make the team later this summer.</p><p>ESPN has a crew with Sam while he watched the draft and awaited word of his future.&nbsp; And, when the call came from Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, the network decided to air Sam's emotional response in its entirety, live on on television.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:45:22 +0000 Amy Simons 52914 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: ESPN's decision to broadcast Sam's celebratory kiss Monica Lewinsky speaks out on Clinton affair http://kbia.org/post/monica-lewinsky-speaks-out-clinton-affair <p>Monica Lewinsky is breaking her silence, writing in <em>Vanity Fair</em> that it’s time to “burn the beret and blue dress.” After 17 years, why did she choose to speak out now about her affair with President Bill Clinton?&nbsp; Also, journalists rubbing elbows with politicians at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, how local, national and international coverage varied during last week’s controversial execution in Oklahoma, and coverage of the kidnapped Nigerian girls. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Earnest Perry: Views of the News.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 19:19:46 +0000 Travis McMillen 52581 at http://kbia.org Monica Lewinsky speaks out on Clinton affair Views of the News: Monica Lewinsky speaks out on Clinton affair http://kbia.org/post/views-news-monica-lewinsky-speaks-out-clinton-affair <p>On Thursday, May 8, the new issue of <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/" target="_blank"><em>Vanity Fair</em></a> will hit newsstands.&nbsp; Inside, there will be an item penned by former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.&nbsp; After 17 years, she's breaking her silence and talking about her affair with President Bill Clinton and what her life has been like since it became public.</p><p>Vanity Fair: “<a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/05/monica-lewinsky-speaks" target="_blank">Exclusive: Monica Lewinsky writes about her affair with President Clinton</a>”</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 22:29:43 +0000 Amy Simons 52541 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Monica Lewinsky speaks out on Clinton affair Donald Sterling banned from basketball for life http://kbia.org/post/donald-sterling-banned-basketball-life <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Clippers owner Donald Sterling, banned from basketball for life for making racist comments.&nbsp; How did TMZ get the scoop that rocked professional sports?&nbsp; E-mails between producers of </span>‘Chicagoland’<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Mayor </span>Rahm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Emanuel’s office show some storylines on the CNN </span>docu-series<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> may have been staged. Also, Indy Star’s #</span>ShowUsYourGuns<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and a look back at NPR’s first foray on the internet. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike </span>McKean<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Earnest Perry: Views of the News.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:36:25 +0000 Travis McMillen 52213 at http://kbia.org Donald Sterling banned from basketball for life