Views of the News

Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:00pm

Each week, KBIA brings you a roundtable discussion about the media. Host Amy Simons and regular panelists Mike McKean and Earnest Perry from the Missouri School of Journalism provide analysis, commentary and criticism.

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Views of the News
3:53 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Amazon's Bezos unveils drone plan

Professor Mike McKean

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Jim Flink

Politics
5:04 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Views of the News: Amazon's Bezos unveils drone plan

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appeared on CBS' 60 Minutes Sunday night.  At the end of the 14-minute segment reported by Charlie Rose, Bezos unveiled a drone he calls an octocopter.  Bezos says he hopes the unmanned aircraft will one day make deliveries in 30 minutes or less. 

Charlie Rose, CBS News: “Amazon’s Jeff Bezos looks to the future

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Views of the News
3:24 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Fact errors matter, but so does that hug

Professor Amy Simons

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

Politics
7:24 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Views of the News: Fact errors matter, but so does that hug

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Members of the local, state and national media found themselves embroiled in debate this week about the impartiality of journalists covering Ryan Ferguson's release from prison. 

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Views of the News
2:30 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

What comes next now that Ryan Ferguson is free?

Professor Earnest Perry

  

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

Politics
8:30 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Views of the News: What comes next now that Ryan Ferguson is free?

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Ryan Ferguson walked free just before 6 p.m. Tuesday after spending nearly 10 years behind bars, convicted of the murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.  Ferguson told reporters he's not sure what's next for him, it's too soon to tell. It's a story that's far from over -- for Ferguson, for the Heitholt family and for mid-Missouri. 

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Views of the News
9:20 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Ryan Ferguson's conviction vacated

Professor Amy Simons

  

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

Politics
11:46 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Views of the News: Ryan Ferguson's conviction vacated

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An appeals court has vacated Ryan Ferguson's conviction in the murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.  How has the local and national media kept this story front and center for nearly a decade?

Marisa Guthrie, The Hollywood Reporter: “How ’48 Hours’ helped overturn Missouri man’s conviction

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Views of the News
2:45 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Are Cardinals fans 'insufferable'?

Professor Mike McKean

  

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

Politics
7:22 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Views of the News: Are Cardinals fans 'insufferable'?

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It's World Series time again, and few are prouder to see the Cardinals back in the fall classic than St. Louisans (and those of us here in mid-Missouri).  But, the national press hasn't been to friendly -- to the Red Birds or their fans.

Jonathan Mahler, Bloomberg: “The most insufferable fans in sports live in St. Louis

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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.

Politics
7:53 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Views of the News: Does Twitter need a woman's touch?

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It won't be too long of a wait for Wall Street traders who want a piece of Twitter.  Last week the social media company filed the final paperwork to for an initial public offering.  Among the details discovered in those applications -- the board of directors, key investors and company executives are almost entirely white males.  That's got many in the media world asking where are the women?

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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.

Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:29 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Views of the News: 'CNN can do better'

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Crossfire conundrum: Who should disclose?

Should pundits on CNN's Crossfire be held to the same ethical standards as the journalists at the news network?  There's a controversy swirling around former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.  He's also co-chair of a political action committee that's donated money to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of the first-ever guests on the program.  Do the viewers have a right to know that?

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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.

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