Periscope: Advance or Hinder Transparency?

May 11, 2015

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The Professional Golfers' Association of America revoked the media credentials of blogger Stephanie Wei. Wei used the live-streaming app Periscope to broadcast from a practice round of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in a way that the PGA said violated its terms.

Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean discuss the issue on the weekly media criticism program, "Views of the News." 

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Perry said that Periscope is becoming a lasting issue. 

"It opens up this sort of Pandora's Box of what can happen with live streams."

McKean pointed out that while the media may lose its credentials to use Periscope during sporting events, it will be near impossible to monitor the thousands of fans that also have access to the free app. 

"Views of the News" discussed the emergence of Periscope earlier this year.