Earnest Perry http://kbia.org en 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 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 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