Views http://kbia.org en 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 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 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 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' 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 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 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 Views of the News: Donald Sterling banned from basketball for life http://kbia.org/post/views-news-donald-sterling-banned-basketball-life <p>Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life from the National Basketball Association and fined $2.5 million for making racists comments.</p><p>Gossip site<a href="http://www.tmz.com/" target="_blank"> TMZ</a> broke the story, publishing a recording of an argument between Sterling an an ex-girlfriend, V. Stiviano.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:58:31 +0000 Amy Simons 52171 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Donald Sterling banned from basketball for life Could Aereo case change TV as we know it? http://kbia.org/post/could-aereo-case-change-tv-we-know-it <p>NBC tries to get inside David Gregory’s mind, hiring a psychological consultant to ask his wife and friends what makes him tick. How might that translate into higher ratings?&nbsp; Also, the Supreme Court hears arguments in the Aereo case, publishing criminal mug shots, and reporting on acts of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Earnest Perry: Views of the News.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:57:48 +0000 Travis McMillen 51829 at http://kbia.org Could Aereo case change TV as we know it? Views of the News: Could Aereo case change TV as we know it? http://kbia.org/post/views-news-could-aereo-case-change-tv-we-know-it <p>The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case of American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo.</p><p>For more than two years, broadcast and cable companies have argued Aereo's subscription-based streaming of local programming is a violation of copyright.</p><p>Aereo maintains its use of mini-antennae allows users to tune in signals already available to them using over-the-air tuners.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:39:38 +0000 Amy Simons 51783 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Could Aereo case change TV as we know it? Franken's fight against Comcast, Time-Warner http://kbia.org/post/frankens-fight-against-comcast-time-warner <p></p><p>Journalists often end up catching illegal activity on video or in photographs? When should they turn those images over to law enforcement? Also, Sen. Al Franken’s fight against the Comcast-Time Warner merger, coverage the Boston Bombing anniversary and why a big-city newspaper nixed reader comments from its website . From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Jim Flink.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:17:55 +0000 Travis McMillen 51427 at http://kbia.org Franken's fight against Comcast, Time-Warner Views of the News: Franken's fight against Comcast, Time-Warner http://kbia.org/post/views-news-frankens-fight-against-comcast-time-warner <p>Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is the leading voice in Congress, urging colleagues to say no to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time-Warner.</p><p>If allowed, the merger will combine the nation's number one and number two cable and internet providers -- something that Franken says is bad for consumers and bad for America.</p><p>Ashley Parker, New York Times: “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/12/business/media/frankens-campaign-against-comcast-is-no-joke.html?ref=media" target="_blank">Franken’s campaign against Comcast is no joke</a>”</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:52:55 +0000 Amy Simons 51381 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Franken's fight against Comcast, Time-Warner Views of the News: Keeping reporters safe on the job http://kbia.org/post/views-news-keeping-reporters-safe-job <p>Last week, <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140405-colleague-david-guttenfelder-remembers-slain-photographer-anja-niedringhaus/" target="_blank">Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot and killed</a> while on assignment in Afghanistan.&nbsp; She was traveling with a convoy of election workers ahead of the presidential election when an Afgan police officer open fire on Niedringhaus and her reporter.</p><p>Afghanistan is a war zone.</p><p>Houston, Texas isn't.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:59:52 +0000 Amy Simons 51003 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Keeping reporters safe on the job Views of the News: What the #$%^? http://kbia.org/post/views-news-what <p>When is it appropriate for a journalist to change a word in a direct quote?&nbsp; Is it okay to edit for clarity? Or when someone uses profanity?&nbsp; What defines profanity today?</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:37:37 +0000 Amy Simons 50608 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: What the #$%^? What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370? [VIDEO] http://kbia.org/post/what-happened-malaysia-airlines-flight-370-video <p></p><p>Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:17:10 +0000 Travis McMillen 49881 at http://kbia.org What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370? [VIDEO] Views of the News: What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370? http://kbia.org/post/views-news-what-happened-malaysia-airlines-flight-370 <p>What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370?&nbsp; All we know for sure is that it left Kuala Lampur on Friday, March 8 and never made it to its destination, the Beijing Capital International airport.&nbsp; It's a mystery leaving millions around the globe scratching their heads.&nbsp; The American media is reporting every small detail -- many of them theories and rumors.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:27:49 +0000 Amy Simons 49861 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370? Obamacare: Funny or Die? http://kbia.org/post/obamacare-funny-or-die <p></p><p>Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons and Earnest Perry, with special guest panelist Lee Wilkins.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:56:30 +0000 Travis McMillen 49505 at http://kbia.org Obamacare: Funny or Die? Views of the News: Obamacare: Funny or Die? http://kbia.org/post/views-news-obamacare-funny-or-die <p>President Barack Obama appeared on <em>Between Two Ferns</em>, an Internet program hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis on <a href="http://www.funnyordie.com/" target="_blank">funnyordie.com</a>.&nbsp; The two exchanged barbs before getting into a discussion about registering the March 31, 2014 deadline for registering for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:51:17 +0000 Amy Simons 49425 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Obamacare: Funny or Die? Social media milestone at the Oscars http://kbia.org/post/social-media-milestone-oscars <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike </span>McKean<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:14:17 +0000 Travis McMillen 49133 at http://kbia.org Social media milestone at the Oscars Views of the News: Social media milestone at the Oscars http://kbia.org/post/views-news-social-media-milestone-oscars <p>At nearly three and a half hours, this year's Academy Awards telecast didn't set any records for length.&nbsp; But, it did set a social media milestone, when more than 3,000,000 Twitter users retweeted this selfie featuring host Ellen DeGeneres and several other Hollywood stars.</p><p>David Bauder, AP: “<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/03/associated-press-ellen-selfie-landmark-media-moment_n_4892203.html?utm_hp_ref=media" target="_blank">Ellen’s Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment</a>”</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 02:58:42 +0000 Amy Simons 49085 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Social media milestone at the Oscars