Mike McKean http://kbia.org en 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> 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 What the #$%^? http://kbia.org/post/what <p>What the $%^#?&nbsp; Society’s attitudes toward language have evolved, and words once considered profane are now part of the vernacular.&nbsp; Still, do they have a place in the newspaper or on local tv newscasts? &nbsp;Also the cancel Colbert movement, and 2014 State of the News Media report. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Earnest Perry: Views of the News.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:10:56 +0000 Travis McMillen 50671 at http://kbia.org What the #$%^? 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 Remembering Lt. Bruce Britt, inspecting MU buildings [VIDEO] http://kbia.org/post/remembering-lt-bruce-britt-inspecting-mu-buildings-video <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Media </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">criticism</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 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, 26 Feb 2014 20:16:38 +0000 Travis McMillen 48775 at http://kbia.org Remembering Lt. Bruce Britt, inspecting MU buildings [VIDEO] Views of the News: Remembering Lt. Bruce Britt, inspecting MU buildings http://kbia.org/post/views-news-remembering-lt-bruce-britt-inspecting-mu-buildings <p>Lt. Bruce Britt is only the second member of the Columbia Fire Department to die in the line of duty.&nbsp; Britt succumbed to injuries sustained early Saturday morning while responding to a structural collapse at University Village apartments.&nbsp; The complex is run my MU's Department of Residential Life.</p><p>And, as a community prepares to say goodbye, the university is trying to determine what caused a concrete walkway to collapse -- and is working to prevent another incident. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:51:23 +0000 Amy Simons 48736 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Remembering Lt. Bruce Britt, inspecting MU buildings Westboro Baptist Church, 'Stand With Sam' or neither? [VIDEO] http://kbia.org/post/westboro-baptist-church-stand-sam-or-neither-video <p></p><p><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, 19 Feb 2014 20:14:17 +0000 Travis McMillen 48406 at http://kbia.org Westboro Baptist Church, 'Stand With Sam' or neither? [VIDEO] Views of the News: Westboro Baptist Church, 'Stand With Sam' or neither? http://kbia.org/post/views-news-westboro-baptist-church-stand-sam-or-neither <p>Hundreds of Michael Sam supporters lined Stadium Blvd. and Providence Road in Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 15, blocking out a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church.</p><p>Sam, a former MU football player and NFL prospect, made international headlines last week when he came out as gay.</p><p>Members of the Topeka, Kan.-based church said they would return to Columbia to protest Sam's coming out and the MU community's support of him.&nbsp; They were last here protesting the funeral of Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt in July 2012.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:18:18 +0000 Amy Simons 48374 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Westboro Baptist Church, 'Stand With Sam' or neither? Michael Sam's coming out story makes headlines [VIDEO] http://kbia.org/post/michael-sams-coming-out-story-makes-headlines-video <p><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, 12 Feb 2014 20:21:03 +0000 Travis McMillen 48058 at http://kbia.org Michael Sam's coming out story makes headlines [VIDEO] Views of the News: Michael Sam's coming out story makes headlines http://kbia.org/post/views-news-michael-sams-coming-out-story-makes-headlines <p>Former MU defensive lineman Michael Sam told his teammates he was gay during a team building exercise late last summer.&nbsp; On Sunday, he told the rest of the world, with the help of the New York Times and ESPN.&nbsp;</p><p>John Branch, New York Times: “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/sports/michael-sam-college-football-star-says-he-is-gay-ahead-of-nfl-draft.html?_r=1" target="_blank">NFL prospect Michael Sam proudly says what teammates knew: He’s gay</a>”</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:19:45 +0000 Amy Simons 48028 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Michael Sam's coming out story makes headlines Views of the News: Barbara Walters defends Woody Allen on 'The View' http://kbia.org/post/views-news-barbara-walters-defends-woody-allen-view <p>Sunday, the New York Times published an open letter written by Dylan Farrow, the daughter of actress Mia Farrow.&nbsp; In it, Dylan offers a detailed account of sexual abuse she says she endured at the hands of her stepfather -- legendary actor, director and producer Woody Allen.</p><p>These allegations first came to light more than 20 years ago.&nbsp; Since then Allen has ended his longtime relationship with Mia Farrow and married Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi.&nbsp; That relationship began when Soon-Yi was in her late teens.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:48:43 +0000 Amy Simons 47637 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Barbara Walters defends Woody Allen on 'The View' ESPN's exposé on Menu Courey tragedy [VIDEO] http://kbia.org/post/espns-expos-menu-courey-tragedy-video <p></p><div id="ynano_hooks_page" style="display: none;"><div id="callsToClient_page" style="display:none;">&nbsp;</div><div id="eventsFromClient_page" style="display:none;">&nbsp;</div></div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike </span>McKean<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Jim </span>Flink<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:27:28 +0000 Travis McMillen 47361 at http://kbia.org ESPN's exposé on Menu Courey tragedy [VIDEO] Lockdown at Kirkwood High School http://kbia.org/post/lockdown-kirkwood-high-school <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, 22 Jan 2014 20:24:35 +0000 Travis McMillen 46990 at http://kbia.org Lockdown at Kirkwood High School Views of the News: Lockdown at Kirkwood High School http://kbia.org/post/views-news-lockdown-kirkwood-high-school <p>School safety is an important issue. How we cover it is important, too.&nbsp; Last week, a suburban St. Louis high school was put on lockdown after a reporter from KSDK-TV entered the building unannounced.&nbsp; He entered through an unlocked door, asked for directions to the school office and asked to speak with a security officer.&nbsp; When one wasn't available, he left his name and phone number and walked out.&nbsp; An hour later, the school was put on lockdown -- and the community went into a panic.</p><p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:39:26 +0000 Amy Simons 46939 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Lockdown at Kirkwood High School Tweeting terminal illness: Educational or TMI? http://kbia.org/post/tweeting-terminal-illness-educational-or-tmi <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike </span>McKean<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Earnest Perry.</span></p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Travis McMillen 46653 at http://kbia.org Tweeting terminal illness: Educational or TMI? Views of the News: Tweeting terminal illness: Educational or TMI? http://kbia.org/post/views-news-tweeting-terminal-illness-educational-or-tmi <p>That's the question Emma G. Keller asked in a blog post published on <em>The Guardian's</em> website last week.&nbsp; The piece centered on Lisa Adams, a woman with stage four breast cancer who is blogging and tweeting about her fight -- sometimes dozens of time per hour.&nbsp;</p><p>A few days later, Keller's husband, Bill Keller wrote a column in the <em>New York Times</em> comparing Adams' decision to aggressively fight her disease to his father-in-law's more palliative treatment plan.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:53:34 +0000 Amy Simons 46625 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Tweeting terminal illness: Educational or TMI? Views of the News: Thawing after the polar vortex http://kbia.org/post/views-news-thawing-after-polar-vortex <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're already seeing a rise in air temperatures after this week's deep freeze.&nbsp; How well did the local and national media cover the weather event?&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>Stu Ostro, Jon Erdman, Nick Wiltgen, The Weather Channel: "<a href="http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/polar-vortex-facts-and-myths-20140107" target="_blank">Deep Freeze: Was the polar vortex really the cause</a>"</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:42:38 +0000 Amy Simons 46370 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Thawing after the polar vortex 2013 Security Edition http://kbia.org/post/2013-security-edition <p></p><div id="ynano_hooks_page" style="display: none;"><div id="callsToClient_page" style="display:none;">&nbsp;</div><div id="eventsFromClient_page" style="display:none;">&nbsp;</div></div><p></p><p>Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Earnest Perry and Jim Flink.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:29:34 +0000 Travis McMillen 45492 at http://kbia.org 2013 Security Edition 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 Columbia-based Newsy goes to E.W. Scripps for $35 million http://kbia.org/post/columbia-based-newsy-goes-ew-scripps-35-million <p></p><div id="ynano_hooks_page" style="display: none;"><div id="callsToClient_page" style="display:none;">&nbsp;</div><div id="eventsFromClient_page" style="display:none;">&nbsp;</div></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:09:19 +0000 Travis McMillen 45140 at http://kbia.org Columbia-based Newsy goes to E.W. Scripps for $35 million Views of the News: Columbia-based Newsy goes to E.W. Scripps for $35 million http://kbia.org/post/views-news-columbia-based-newsy-goes-ew-scripps-35-million <p>E.W. Scripps announced Tuesday it has acquiring Columbia-based Newsy for $35 million.&nbsp; Newsy is best known for its short online videos that aggregate news from multiple sources.&nbsp; The five-year-old company has 35 full-time employees.&nbsp; It has had a relationship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute and the MU School of Journalism since relocating to Columbia in 2008.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:54:07 +0000 Amy Simons 45088 at http://kbia.org Views of the News: Columbia-based Newsy goes to E.W. Scripps for $35 million