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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. Subscribe to us on iTunes

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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

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

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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?

  

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

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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?

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

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What is the reporter's role?

NBC's Chuck Todd is under fire for comments he made on the program "Morning Joe."  Todd and former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell (D) were discussing the root of some commonly-held misconceptions of about the Affordable Care Act.  Rendell argued the public has been fed erroneous information about the law.  Todd said "Republicans have effectively messaged against it," but disagreed with those who said it is up to the media to educate the public about the law.

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

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Navy Yard Shooting: Media Behaviors

  

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

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

  

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

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ESPN Pulls from NFL Concussion Investigation

  

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

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

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

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

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