Mike McKean

Host, Professor of Journalism

MIKE MCKEAN directs the Futures Lab, the experimental newsroom and technology testing center of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. He founded the School's Convergence Journalism program and serves on the MU Information Technology Committee. McKean is a leader in the School's partnerships with Apple, Inc., and Adobe Systems to transform journalism education through pervasive computing. He is a frequent trainer and guest lecturer at top media companies and universities in China, has helped establish convergence journalism programs at Shantou University and Moscow State University, and has conducted Internet workshops in the United States, the Russian Federation and Albania. McKean has been honored with the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching and the MU Faculty-Alumni Award. He earned a bachelor's degree at the Missouri School of Journalism in 1979 and a master of arts in political science from Rice University in 1985. McKean has served on the J-School faculty since 1986.

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
4:36 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Views of the News: 2013 Security Edition

The past week has been a busy one for stories about national security and how the media have handled those stories.  A judge rules the National Security Agency's phone records collection program is probably unconstitutional.  Meanwhile, the plaintiff in that lawsuit gets into an on-air battle with a CNN anchor and analyst.  60 Minutes airs what many critics consider a puff piece on the NSA.  The AP and Washington Post publish a story connecting a missing American to a rogue CIA program in Iran.  And American leaker Edward Snowden gets the nod from many for "person of the year."

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
5:01 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Views of the News: MO's Obama clown; NPR slammed; Journalism degrees; NBC's Hillary 'Nightmare'

Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
4:05 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Views of the News: Royal baby, Rolling Stone cover, Helen Thomas legacy, Ad rules, Asparagus bias!

Credit UK's The Sun Newspaper

  "It's a Boy!"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
4:46 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Views of the News: Zimmerman verdict, few female sources, royal baby watch, Asiana pilot hoax

The Zimmerman Verdict: Media Lessons

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
3:00 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Views of the News TV Edition: Zimmerman Trial, SFO Crash, Egypt Coup, Local Station Mergers

Zimmerman Trial Dominates Cable News

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
3:07 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Views of the News: SCOTUS' Big Rulings, Snowden's Helpers, Hastings Death, Rock Center Gone

Credit Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP

Supremes' Big Rulings

The Washington Post: "The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision: Live updates"

Jess Bravis, The Wall Street Journal: "Justices Take Pass on Texas Affirmative-Action Case"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
4:13 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Views of the News: Outing US digital snooping , debating "breaking news," muzzling WI reporters

Digital Snooping: The Original Stories

Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian: "NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
2:27 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Views of the News: Photogs Fired, Storm Chasers Die, Goodbye Lee & Charles

Credit Chicago Newspaper Guild

Sun-TImes Fires Photographers

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
9:49 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Views of the News: Holder's Remorse, Conners & the IRS, Bite-size News, FB Hate, Wolf & the Atheist

DOJ Leak Probes: The Fallout

Mike Allen's Playbook, Politico: "Holder to Meet with Bureau Chiefs"

Dylan Byers, Politico: "Eric Holder's 'remorse'"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
9:12 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Views of the News: Obama's Triple Wammy, Bloomberg Snooping, Cleveland Victims in Media Crosshairs

Obama's Triple Wammy

David Nakamura, The Washington Post: "Jay Carney's tough day

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:11 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Views of the News: Benghazi Blackout?; Kurtz Apologizes; New Competitors; Yesterday's News

Benghazi: Too Little or Too Much Coverage?

John Parkinson, ABC News: "Diplomat's Crucial Benghazi Testimony Heard Today"

Donna Cassata, AP: "Lawmakers Trade Political Charges On Benghazi"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:08 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Views of the News: The Boston Bombing

Credit ChartGirl.com

Hillary Sargent, ChartGirl.com: "Covering the Coverage"

Slightly Less Gruesome


Joe Pompeo, Capital New York: "'Daily News' doctored front-page photo from Boston bombing"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:29 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Views of the News: Coach Fired,Ware's Awful Injury, No More Illegal Immigrant, Sexist Scientist Obit

ESPN Helps Bring Down Coach

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:37 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Views of the News: Less Reporting, More Opining; CNN & HS Rape; UK Press Regs; Abandoning Manning?

Credit New York Post

The Pew Study: Less Reporting, More Opining

The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism: "The State of the News Media 2013"

Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Local TV News is Following Print's Path, Study Says"

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