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
7:39 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Views of the News: The SuperStorm; October Surprise; Don't Forget Locals; China Blocks Times

Credit The Newseum

Don't Call It Frankenstorm

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
7:54 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Views of the News: Horses, Bayonets; BBC Scandal; Paperless Newsweek; Dueling Tablets; Dinner Jokes

Horses, Bayonets and Other Debate Snark

Glenn Chapman, Agence France Press: "Obama's 'horses and bayonets' remark goes viral"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:24 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Views of the News: Crowley Checks Libya Claims; Hillary Takes Blame; NYT Page 1 Call; Felix's Jump

Obama/Romney Round Two: Crowley Ignites Controversy

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
7:43 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Views of the News: Lehrer's Logic; Biden, Ryan & Raddatz; Big Bird Ads; CNN Buys Docs; Sam Engaged

Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
7:38 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Views of the News: Lehrer's Logic; Biden, Ryan & Raddatz; Big Bird Ads; CNN Buys Docs; Sam Engaged

Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:52 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Views of the News: Obama Video; Stupid Debates; Poll Attack; Shep's Sorry; Bad Science; Obese Anchor

Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
7:34 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Views of the News: The Diary; Debate Frame Matters; "Illegal Immigrant"; Blown Call; Newsweek Spoof

Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
3:23 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Views of the News: 9/11 Gaffes?; News is "Garbage"; Fact-Checkers' Opinons; AP Lewinsky's Clinton

9/11 Finger Pointing: Could It Have Been Stopped?

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
5:48 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Views of the News: The Dems' Turn; Pouting Journalists; Hot Mic, Lost Job; The NYT and the CIA

And Now The Dems' Turn

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:01 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Views of the News: Fact-Check Fracas; Convention Experiments; Public Editor's Shot; Armstrong Legacy

Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
9:19 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Views of the News: Todd Akin; Party Platforms; Conventions Matter?; Zakaria Back; Media Credibility

Akin, Rape and Media Responsibility

Sharon Begley and Susan Heavey, Reuters: "Rape trauma as barrier to pregnancy has no scientific basis"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:39 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Views of the News: Zakaria's Plagiarism; J-School Change; Debate Moderators; Saving CNN

Fareed Zakaria: Everybody Does It?

David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun: "Lame Fareed Zakaria defenses show confused, debased state of journalism"

Rem Rieder, American Journalism Review: "Everybody Does It"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:00 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Views of the News: UM Press; Questionable Campaign Practices; YouTube News; Spying on Scientists

New Press Plan Doesn't Stop Protests

John Eligon, The New York Times: "Plan to Close University of Missouri Press Stirs Anger"

Janese Silvey, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Authors leave UM Press amid controversial shakeup"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:45 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Views of the News: TV campaign ads; Papers burning; Obamacare messup; Cooper's Out - So What?

A License to Print Money

Brian Naylor, NPR: "Swing State TV Stations Spiking Ad Rates As Campaign Cash Pours In"

Suzanne Vranica, The Wall Street Journal: "ESPN Grabs Political Football"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
4:11 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Views of the News: Sandusky "Outtake"; RTDNA Winners; New Reporting Skills; Microsoft Surface

NBC Pared Key Bit from Sandusky Interview

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
9:50 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Views of the News: Watergate; Leaks Probe; NOLA Layoffs; Ethics Potpourri; Awards & Sorkin

40th Anniversay of Watergate

Robert Samuels, The Washington Post: "At Post Watergate forum, scandal's players tell their stories"

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Watergate Remembered Four Decades Later at Washington Post Party"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:12 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Views of the News: Recall Lessons; Fox "Attack Ad"; Politico On Bias; Buffett's Lee Buy; Brookside

Parsing Recall Results

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:10 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Views of the News: Assange Denied; Kill List Reac; Times-Picayune Cuts; Kennedy's Conflict

Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
1:54 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Views of the News: Bomb Plot; Gay Marriage; China Ousts Al Jazeera; Flush Rush; Nerd Prom

Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:27 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Views of the News: Murdoch "Not Fit"; Obama's Secret Trip, OBL: What Would Mitt Do?; Paywalls Work?

Murdoch "Not Fit" to Run News Corp.

Paul Sonne and Jeanne Whalen, The Wall Street Journal: "News Corp. Blasted In U.K."

David Carr, The New York Times: "Deconstructing Parliament's Loquacious Condemnation of News Corporation"

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Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
11:13 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Views of the News: The Real CSI; Ryan Ferguson Hearing; Afghan Body Parts; Pulitzer Debate

Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
11:48 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Views of the News: Rush, Maher, Money; Un-Friending Over Politics; KONY 2012, Olive Garden Columnist

Rush, Maher, Moral Equivalence & Money

David Serchuk, Forbes: "Congratulations!  You Just Made Rush Limbaugh Sympathetic!"

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Politics
10:17 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Views of the News: Rush Apology/Boycott; James Murdoch Resigns, Apple Announcement; Tribune On Lupo

Hurtful Words and Party Politics: The Rush Boycott

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Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
11:18 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Views of the News: News Corp Arrests, Fox Moving Left, Tech Tracks Leaks,Teens Bully Reporter's Kids

British Bribery, U.S. Consequences?

Richard Littlejohn, London Daily Mail: "Scotland Yard Stasi and this sinister assault on a free Press"

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Politics
10:50 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Views of the News: Newt Attacks Media, Twitter Censorship, Apple in China, iReport

Newt's Love/Hate Relationship with the Media

John Ellis, Buzzfeed: "Big Media Is About To Pull The Plug On Newt Gingrich"

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