journalism http://kbia.org en Misdeeds, misdemeanors, miscommunications: Life lessons from MoJo commentators on KBIA http://kbia.org/post/misdeeds-misdemeanors-miscommunications-life-lessons-mojo-commentators-kbia <p>In this recent series of commentaries for KBIA.org, Missouri student journalists recount a few of life’s confusing lessons. Led by Missouri School of Journalism Professor and storytelling master Berkley Hudson, these 11 student commentators took not only pen to paper but also got in front of the microphone, to talk out these essays that touch on life, relationships, growing up and striking out, among other issues. Enjoy!</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:50:50 +0000 Janet Saidi & Professor Berkley Hudson 45477 at http://kbia.org Misdeeds, misdemeanors, miscommunications: Life lessons from MoJo commentators on KBIA Views of the News: 2013 Security Edition http://kbia.org/post/views-news-2013-security-edition <p><em>The past week has been a busy one for stories about national security and how the media have handled those stories. &nbsp;A judge rules the National Security Agency's phone records collection program is probably unconstitutional. &nbsp;Meanwhile, the plaintiff in that lawsuit gets into an on-air battle with a CNN anchor and analyst. &nbsp;60 Minutes&nbsp;airs what many critics consider a puff piece on the NSA. &nbsp;The AP and Washington Post publish a story connecting a missing American to a rogue CIA program in Iran. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:36:21 +0000 Mike McKean 45429 at http://kbia.org Why this Melanie Moon thing with Ryan Ferguson actually matters http://kbia.org/post/why-melanie-moon-thing-ryan-ferguson-actually-matters <p></p><p>Many media and journalism-school types have been following the dustup over KPLR anchor/reporter Melanie Moon's behavior while covering <a href="http://kbia.org/post/ryan-ferguson-free">the Ryan Ferguson press conference earlier this week</a> right after his release from prison. Joy Mayer at the Columbia Missourian cataloged the exchange with Moon <a href="http://storify.com/mayerjoy/how-a-kplr-reporter-got-it-sort-of-wrong-and-then">in this Storify</a>, so you'll need to read that first for this piece to make much sense. As <a href="http://joymayer.com/2013/11/15/a-debate-about-facts-and-ethics-becomes-a-debate-about-hugging/">Mayer has pointed out</a>, many news outlets and twitterers are focusing on the ethical conversation around Moon hugging Ryan Ferguson and his father Bill, and taking a photograph with Ryan at the press conference. This is an interesting conversation, and the area of journalism ethics is blurry sometimes. But the more important conversation to have here really is the area that is not blurry: one about good, responsible journalism.</p><p>Just to get this out of the way briefly here, I'm going to side with the curmudgeons on the hug, and say for a variety of reasons that is unprofessional. I'm not calling for a ban on journalist hugs, but I will summarize by saying I think intention is important. Hugs for consolation can make sense in some circumstances, for celebration, not so much. I would contend that if you're doing your job right as a journalist you will already have boundaries that make interactions like this something you'll never feel comfortable with. I also will emphasize the importance of avoiding the appearance of conflict of interest, and the <a href="http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp">Society of Professional journalists</a> would back me up on that one. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:55:38 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 43855 at http://kbia.org Why this Melanie Moon thing with Ryan Ferguson actually matters Views of the News: MO's Obama clown; NPR slammed; Journalism degrees; NBC's Hillary 'Nightmare' http://kbia.org/post/views-news-mos-obama-clown-npr-slammed-journalism-degrees-nbcs-hillary-nightmare <p><strong>Obama rodeo clown: getting the details right</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-N6tK2SdSzY" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe></p><p>Laura Clawson, Daily Kos: "<a href="http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/12/1230624/-Missouri-state-fair-sends-out-rodeo-clown-in-Obama-mask-saying-We-re-going-to-stomp-Obama-now#" target="_blank">Missouri state fair sends out rodeo clown in Obama mask, saying 'We're going to stomp Obama now'</a>"</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 22:01:59 +0000 Mike McKean 38773 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Manning verdict, Big ad merger, Dumping Rush, Simon tweets mom's passing http://kbia.org/post/views-news-manning-verdict-big-ad-merger-dumping-rush-simon-tweets-moms-passing <p><strong>The Bradley Manning Verdict</strong></p><p>Ed Pilkington, The Guardian: "<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/30/bradley-manning-wikileaks-judge-verdict" target="_blank">Bradley Manning cleared of 'aiding the enemy' but guilty of most other charges</a>"</p><p>Medina Roshan, Reuters: "<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-bradley-manning-verdict-20130730,0,5272878.story" target="_blank">Bradley Manning verdict: Judge finds soldier in WikiLeaks case not guilty of aiding the enemy</a>"</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:05:58 +0000 Mike McKean 37916 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Royal baby, Rolling Stone cover, Helen Thomas legacy, Ad rules, Asparagus bias! http://kbia.org/post/views-news-royal-baby-rolling-stone-cover-helen-thomas-legacy-ad-rules-asparagus-bias <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>"It's a Boy!"</strong></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:05:14 +0000 Mike McKean 37548 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Royal baby, Rolling Stone cover, Helen Thomas legacy, Ad rules, Asparagus bias! Views of the News: Zimmerman verdict, few female sources, royal baby watch, Asiana pilot hoax http://kbia.org/post/views-news-zimmerman-verdict-few-female-sources-royal-baby-watch-asiana-pilot-hoax <p><strong>The Zimmerman Verdict: Media Lessons</strong></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:46:57 +0000 Mike McKean 37168 at http://kbia.org Views of the News TV Edition: Zimmerman Trial, SFO Crash, Egypt Coup, Local Station Mergers http://kbia.org/post/views-news-tv-edition-zimmerman-trial-sfo-crash-egypt-coup-local-station-mergers <p><strong>Zimmerman Trial Dominates Cable News</strong></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="288" src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:cms:video:thedailyshow.com:427476" width="512"></iframe></p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="421" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://videos.mediaite.com/embed/player/?content=XZNGC801B8J027NY&amp;content_type=content_item&amp;layout=&amp;playlist_cid=&amp;widget_type_cid=svp&amp;read_more=1" width="420"></iframe></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:00:08 +0000 Mike McKean 36726 at http://kbia.org New media law angers journalists in Ecuador http://kbia.org/post/new-media-law-angers-journalists-ecuador <p>Ecuador’s government made international news for two actions recently. The country's foreign minister met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy. Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning for alleged sexual assaults. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:05:36 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed & Glenda Ortega 36175 at http://kbia.org New media law angers journalists in Ecuador Views of the News: SCOTUS' Big Rulings, Snowden's Helpers, Hastings Death, Rock Center Gone http://kbia.org/post/views-news-scotus-big-rulings-snowdens-helpers-hastings-death-rock-center-gone <p><strong>Supremes' Big Rulings</strong></p><p>The Washington Post: "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/06/26/the-supreme-courts-gay-marriage-decision-live-updates/?hpid=z2" target="_blank">The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision: Live updates</a>"</p><p>Jess&nbsp;Bravis, The Wall Street Journal: "<a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324412604578517602559504498.html" target="_blank">Justices Take Pass on Texas Affirmative-Action Case</a>"</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:07:23 +0000 Mike McKean 36032 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: SCOTUS' Big Rulings, Snowden's Helpers, Hastings Death, Rock Center Gone Views of the News: Outing US digital snooping , debating "breaking news," muzzling WI reporters http://kbia.org/post/views-news-outing-us-digital-snooping-debating-breaking-news-muzzling-wi-reporters <p><strong>Digital Snooping: The Original Stories</strong></p><p>Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian: "<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/nsa-phone-records-verizon-court-order" target="_blank">NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily</a>"</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:13:53 +0000 Mike McKean 35263 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Photogs Fired, Storm Chasers Die, Goodbye Lee & Charles http://kbia.org/post/views-news-photogs-fired-storm-chasers-die-goodbye-lee-charles <p><strong>Sun-TImes&nbsp;Fires Photographers</strong></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:27:41 +0000 Mike McKean 34853 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Photogs Fired, Storm Chasers Die, Goodbye Lee & Charles Views of the News: Holder's Remorse, Conners & the IRS, Bite-size News, FB Hate, Wolf & the Atheist http://kbia.org/post/views-news-holders-remorse-conners-irs-bite-size-news-fb-hate-wolf-atheist <p><strong>DOJ Leak Probes: The Fallout</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GHbcBFsnjyg" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Mike Allen's Playbook, Politico: "<a href="http://www.politico.com/playbook/" target="_blank">Holder to Meet with Bureau Chiefs</a>"</p><p>Dylan Byers, Politico: "<a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/05/eric-holders-remorse-164855.html" target="_blank">Eric Holder's 'remorse'</a>"</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 14:49:22 +0000 Mike McKean 34510 at http://kbia.org Fear of violence lingers ahead of Pakistani elections http://kbia.org/post/fear-violence-lingers-ahead-pakistani-elections <p>In the past decade, Pakistan’s media has become larger, more powerful and more independent. The number of private television channels has grown from just three state-run channels in 2000 to 89 in 2012. But the challenges to practicing journalism are also growing. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:09:45 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 30809 at http://kbia.org Fear of violence lingers ahead of Pakistani elections Will it become easier to report on China? http://kbia.org/post/will-it-become-easier-report-china-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">China’s new leadership will soon set the agenda for the world’s most populous country for the next decade.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Changes in the Communist government’s top tier could affect censorship practices — and make it either easier or harder for journalists to report on Chinese issues. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:08:46 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 29328 at http://kbia.org Will it become easier to report on China?