Breaking News Submission for ONA OJA Competition
The events on the University of Missouri campus on November 9, 2015 made news worldwide, as UM System President Tim Wolfe resigned amidst protests by black students calling for his resignation. By the end of the day, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin would also resign amidst pressure from faculty and students.
KBIA had more than a dozen reporters out in the field gathering material for our on air and online reporting of the story. KBIA carried both of the resignations live on our air, as well as updated our audience with hourly newscasts throughout the day with the latest information. The same night as the resignation, KBIA aired a half hour edition of its talk show Intersection featuring the sounds of the day. KBIA also offered its audience more in-depth coverage of the issues with a four minute long roundup of the day’s events the evening of Nov 9. The following morning, KBIA also aired a first-person account by one of our reporters about his experience in the middle of the scrum of reporters that were confronted by demonstrators while trying to cover the story.
KBIA aired more than 2 hours of content related to these events in 24 hours, which has been shortened here to less than 15 minutes for the official submission (which is the audio embedded at the top of this post).
If you are interested in seeing more of KBIA’s coverage during and in the days following the resignations, you can view some of the highlights here on this supplemental link where we have compiled some of the stories most relevant to this category: http://kbia.org/term/mizzoubreaking
You can also view KBIA's twitter presence during the events on campus by scrolling back in time to November 9th on our twitter account (it won't take long to scroll back): https://twitter.com/KBIA
Below you will see a playlist with time codes and descriptions of what you will hear in the 15 minute long file that makes up the official submission for the contest. You will hear short beeps to note the beginning of a new newscast or story:
(00:00-01:20)10:00 a.m. newscast that aired just before Wolfe’s resignation. Shortened for the purpose of the competition. (aired Nov 9, 2015)
(01:20-3:13) Live broadcast of the resignation of Tim Wolfe. Shortened for the purpose of the competition. (aired Nov 9, 2015)
(3:13-4:34) Noon newscast, Shortened for the purpose of the competition. (aired Nov 9, 2015)
(4:34-6:13) 2:00 p.m. newscast, Shortened for the purpose of the competition. (aired Nov 9, 2015)
(6:13-7:16) 4:30 newscast, aired just minutes before Loftin’s resignation. Shortened for the purpose of the competition. (aired Nov 9, 2015)
(7:16-7:53) Live coverage of the UM Curators meeting where Loftin’s resignation is announced. Shortened for the purpose of the competition.
(7:53-8:14) 5:30 p.m. newscast. Shortened for the purpose of the competition. (aired Nov 9, 2015)
(8:14-10:48) Excerpts from the half hour program “Intersection,” which aired at 6:00 p.m, turned around the same day. Shortened for the purpose of the competition. Complete show here: http://kbia.org/post/intersection-voices-historic-monday-university-missouri (aired Nov 9, 2015)
(10:48-14:47) A first-person account by KBIA reporter Bram Sable-Smith, detailing his presence in the confrontation between journalists and demonstrators over efforts to document the students on campus. (aired Nov 10, 2015)
4 Things You Might Have Wrong About the Mizzou Story: In the wake of the news on campus, amidst a flurry of national stories about the events on the University of Missouri campus, erroneous or incomplete reporting was rampant. KBIA sought to clean up some of that reporting with this web-only story. It worked, the post had more than 100,000 page views in 3 days.