Amy Simons

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.

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.

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.

Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:21 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Views of the News: What's the reporter's role?

Chuck Todd appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
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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.

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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.

Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:33 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Views of the News: Obama on Syria, Rose interviews al-Assad, Kimmel's viral video hoax

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.

Politics
7:43 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Views of the News: ESPN & Frontline, Chelsea Manning, Making news out of Miley Cyrus

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ESPN Pulls from NFL Concussion Investigation

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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.

Politics
6:13 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Views of the News: Al Jazeera America, Danger in Egypt, Greenwald's partner detained in London

Al Jazeera America is on the air

Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Al Jazeera makes limited American debut"

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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
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.

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