Mike McKean http://kbia.org en 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?