Travis McMillen

Video Producer

TRAVIS McMILLEN is the video producer for the Futures Lab, located on the lower level of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. As video producer, McMillen directs and produces regular and occasional programming from RJI’s own production studio, including KBIA-FM’s Views of the News, Global Journalist and Radio Friends with Paul Pepper. He is a Columbia native who started working at KOMU-TV, the University of Missouri’s NBC affiliate, at the age of 16. At 18 McMillen became the audio operator for Pepper and Friends, a community variety and talk show that aired on KOMU for 27 years. It was a position he held for almost 10 years. Aside from audio, McMillen’s duties on the show included field segment videographer and editor and, from 2001-2007, primary fill-in director. McMillen also directed KOMU’s daily two-hour morning newscast from 2001-2008. He is married to Jennifer, whom he met at KOMU. She currently produces the CW News at Nine for the station. They have three boys.

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Views of the News
2:18 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Does Twitter need a woman's touch?

Professor Earnest Perry

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean.

Views of the News
2:18 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

'CNN can do better'

Professor Amy Simons

  

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean.

Views of the News
11:51 am
Wed September 25, 2013

What's the reporter's role?

Professor Mike McKean

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean.

Views of the News
3:27 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Navy Yard shooting, BuzzFeed does it wrong, independence vs. transparency

Professor Earnest Perry

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Judd Slivka.

Views of the News
4:35 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Obama on Syria, Rose interviews al-Assad, Kimmel's viral video hoax

Professor Amy Simons

  

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean.

Views of the News
2:52 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Situation in Syria, David Frost, KMIZ, Twitter on the campaign trail

Professor Mike McKean

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean.

Views of the News
3:46 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

ESPN & Frontline, Chelsea Manning, Making news out of Miley Cyrus

Professor Earnest Perry

  

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean.

Views of the News
2:52 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Al Jazeera America, Danger in Egypt, Greenwald's partner detained in London

Professor Amy Simons

  

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean.

Views of the News
12:07 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

MO's Obama clown; NPR slammed; Journalism degrees; NBC's Hillary 'Nightmare'

Professor Mike McKean

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Amy Simons and Earnest Perry.

Views of the News
1:03 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Bezos buys WaPost, Boston Globe & Newsweek sold, Time Warner's CBS blackout

Professor Judd Slivka

  

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Judd Slivka.

Views of the News
12:46 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Manning verdict, Big ad merger, Dumping Rush, Simon tweets mom's passing

Professor Stephanie Padgett

  

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Esther Thorson and Stephanie Padgett.

Views of the News
12:29 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Zimmerman verdict, few female sources, royal baby watch

Professor Mike McKean

  

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Stacey Woelfel and Marty Steffens.

Views of the News
5:44 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

TV Edition: Zimmerman Trial, SFO Crash, Egypt Coup, Local Station Mergers

Guest Panelist Stacey Woelfel

  Media criticism and critique from the Missouri School of Journalism's Mike McKean, Stacey Woelfel and Esther Thorson

Views of the News
1:33 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Snowdens speak, unequal coverage, unpaid internships, Nigella Lawson

Professor Amy Simons

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Marty Steffens.

Views of the News
1:32 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Outing US digital snooping , debating "breaking news," muzzling WI reporters

The new team: Mike, Amy and Earnest!

  

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Amy Simons and Earnest Perry.

Views of the News
1:50 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Photogs Fired, Storm Chasers Die, Goodbye Lee & Charles

Lee Wilkins and Charles Davis

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis, Amy Simons and Earnest Perry.

Views of the News
4:27 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

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

Professor Mike McKean

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Amy Simons and Earnest Perry.

Views of the News
3:07 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Moore, Okla. Tornado, Criminalizing Journalism, ESPN Layoffs, Rob Ford Video

Professor Amy Simons

  

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Lee Wilkins and Earnest Perry.

Views of the News
2:59 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Obama's Triple Wammy, Bloomberg Snooping, Cleveland Victims in Media Crosshairs

Professor Lee Wilkins

  Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins and Amy Simons.

Views of the News
11:47 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Reddit Rumors, AP Hacked and the Legacy of Legacy Media

Views of the News
3:14 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

The Boston Bombing

Professor Mike McKean

  

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins and Earnest Perry

Views of the News
3:05 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing, Pulitzer Prizes, BBC Undercover in North Korea

Professor Lee Wilkins

  

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Lee Wilkins and Charles Davis.

Views of the News
3:07 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Ebert and the Industry, Aereo's Impact, In-Depth Coverage

Substitute panelist Prof. Amy Simons

  

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis and Amy Simons.

Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
11:36 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Views of the News: Ebert and the Industry, Aereo's Impact, In-Depth Coverage

Roger Ebert: A thumbs up for the critic:

All In with Chris Hayes:

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Views of the News
3:17 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Coach Fired,Ware's Awful Injury, No More Illegal Immigrant, Sexist Scientist Obit

Professor Charles Davis

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins and Charles Davis.

Views of the News
3:02 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Less Reporting, More Opining; CNN & HS Rape; UK Press Regs; Abandoning Manning?

Professor Lee Wilkins

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins and Charles Davis.

Views of the News
3:24 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

A Visit with Pulitzer Prize Winner Hedrick Smith

Special Guest Panelist Hedrick Smith

  

A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith.

Views of the News
5:27 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Fox Sports 1, Conservative Journalism, Woodward 'Threat', Buffett's Bet

Professor Mike McKean

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins and Charles Davis

Views of the News
5:39 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Ten Years of True/False, Oscar Docs, O'Brien, CNN & Diversity

Substitute panelist Amanda Hinnant

  

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins and Amanda Hinnant.

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