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.


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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Media criticism
2:14 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Views of the News: State of Union, GOP Debates, Piracy, Paterno & Super Bowl ads

State of the (Twitter-fied) Union + Debate Sandwich

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Media criticism
11:29 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Views of the News: Wiki-Blackout, Non Sequitur, Newsweek Cover, The Simpsons

Wikipedia Leads Protest on Piracy Bills

Jenna Wortham, The New York Times: "Protest on Web Uses Shutdown to Take On Two Piracy Bills"

Evan Hansen, Wired.com: "Why We've Censored Wired.com"

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9:59 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Views of the News: Expectations, Cursing, Innovation & Bandwidth Hogs

The Expectations Game

Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "With a Fast and Anticipated Result, TV Analysts Shift Focus to South Carolina"

Neil King, Jr. and Gerald F. Seib, TheWall Street Journal: "Chances to Slow GOP Leader Dwindle"

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Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:14 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Views of the News: Dissing Iowa, "Lie of the Year," Whose Top Stories?

Iowa: Too white, too evangelical, too rural?

Stephen G. Bloom, The Atlantic: "Observations From 20 Years of Iowa Life"

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Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
9:47 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Views of the News: Sports Sex Abuse; Media Effects on GOP Candidates; J-School Limits Tweets

Media Decisions Questioned in Sex Abuse Cases

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Views of the News
9:01 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Today's Topic Links

Herman Cain: Harasser or Harassed?

Stephen Engelberg, Pro Publica: "Raising Cain: When is a Scoop Ready to be Published?"

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Views of the News
7:34 am
Wed October 19, 2011

This week's story links

Room for Rock Center?

David Carr, The New York Times: "NBC Anchor Broadens His Portfolio"

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