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  • Journalists across the country faced a tough call: to do run the brutally graphic video of Memphis police beating Tyre Nichols, or not? What is the news value, and how does it help the public understand? Also, how the World Health Organization wants to reframe coverage of automobile crashes and why the Associated Press apologized to France. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Damon Kiesow: Views of the News.
  • A surprise documentary at the Sundance Film Festival reignites the conversation about sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Also, covering the discovery of even more classified documents and an update on the use of AI on news websites. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • They’ve been among the largest protests in China since Tiananmen Square in 1989. We’ll talk about what people around the globe are calling the A4 Revolution, and what President Xi Jinping’s government is doing to try to quiet them. Also, the latest on what’s happening with Twitter and a look at how crime is perceived based on how journalists cover it. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • It’s been a tough few weeks for Twitter, as employees and users adapt to Elon Musk’s ownership. Also, looking back on the midterm election, the arrest of an Ohio journalist and getting ready for the World Cup. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • The eyes of the world are on the United Kingdom, where mourners pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, and watch the reign of King Charles III take shape. Also, the legacies of Bernard Shaw and Jeff German, and changes to the Columbia School Board’s public comment policy. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Most Jackson, Miss. residents have access to fresh water again, but what led to the city’s water crisis, and how can journalists hold civic leaders to account? This week on Views of the News, we’ll talk about the importance of environmental justice reporting. Also, coverage of President Biden’s “soul of a nation” speech, Twitter tests an edit button and journalists in Las Vegas mourn one of their own. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News
  • NBC is looking at ending primetime programming one hour earlier. Producing another hour of news might be cheaper than entertainment programming, but do audiences want it? Also, the Washington Post’s rough year, censorship at a Nebraska high school, and a look at the Kansas City Defender. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • This week marked some big changes in media criticism, with the end of CNN’s Reliable Sources and Columnist Margaret Sullivan’s departure from the Washington Post. What is the future of this important area? Also, the Big Ten Conference’s massive new media deal, Urban Meyer’s return to the broadcast booth and a Canadian news anchor gone from the airwaves for going gray?. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • This week marked some big changes in media criticism, with the end of CNN’s Reliable Sources and Columnist Margaret Sullivan’s departure from the Washington Post. What is the future of this important area? Also, the Big Ten Conference’s massive new media deal, Urban Meyer’s return to the broadcast booth and a Canadian news anchor gone from the airwaves for going gray?. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.