© 2022 University of Missouri - KBIA
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Opinion

About This Section
Opinion pieces from KBIA and NPR.

  • Fox News personalities texting Trump’s chief of staff during the Jan. 6 riots. Chris Cuomo interfering in reporting on his brother, the then-governor of New York. Don Lemon texting actor Jussie Smollett about the police investigation into hate crime he’s since been convicted of falsely reporting. How did cable news lose its way? Can new faces and new formats bring it back? Or, is it time to pull the plug? Also, covering deadly tornadoes across the Midwest and Time Magazine names its Person of the Year. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: Views of the News.
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity physician and talk show host, launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Look carefully and his campaign materials might look oddly reminiscent to something you’ve seen before. Also, court documents bring statements from CNN’s Chris Cuomo into question, could the owners of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch find themselves in a hostile takeover and a Missouri man is released from prison after 43 years, thanks in part to the work of some Kansas City journalists. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: Views of the News
  • A few days after Gov. Mike Parson accused a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter of hacking a state website, hundreds of Sinclair Broadcast Group television stations fell victim to a ransomware attack. One of these was a cyberattack, one was reporting. We’ll distinguish between the two. And, is the other shoe about to drop on Facebook? We’ll talk about how the company’s communications team is responding to another set of leaked documents. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Is it cancel culture or accountability? In the same week Jon Gruder steps down as the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach, Dave Chappelle’s newest Netflix special is called out for transphobic jokes, and Rolling Stone publishes a profile of Eric Clapton detailing racist rants and support of for anti-vaccine, anti-science groups. Also, the Nobel Peace Prize goes to two journalists fighting for free expression and a Reuters investigation shows AT&T is a major funder of far right-wing One America News Network. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Monique Luisi and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • A former Facebook employee leaked documents she says proves the company hid research showing teenagers felt worse after using its products and that it intentionally set algorithms to hook users by prioritizing hateful content. Will her testimony before a Senate committee spark regulation? Also, Ozy Media’s “Lazarus moment” and Pat Robertson’s retirement from ‘The 700 Club’ and Christian Broadcasting Network. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • More than 20 years after the first stories about R. Kelly’s sexual activities with teenage girls, a federal jury in New York convicted him of sex trafficking and racketeering. This week on Views of the News, a look back on two decades of investigative reporting in that case. Also, the harm created by the over-coverage of missing white women, and when live t.v. doesn’t go as planned. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: Views of the News.
  • Rep. Chuck Basye has called for the resignation of the Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Brian Yearwood over an assignment given to history students at Hickman High School. Is academic freedom at stake? Should this political power play rise to the level of front page news? Also, why young people are more skeptical of the news media and what producers of the HBO documentary ‘The Jinx’ have to say about the guilty verdict returned against Robert Durst. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Tucker Carlson voluntarily admits he somtimes lies on air during a podcast. I ask our panelists for their take on his gaffe, if it was indeed one. Also, what happens when journalists run for office, and how did a one-source story about ivermectin wind up on the evening news in Oklahoma City? From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Covering Hurricane Ida: who did it well, who made some missteps, and how reporters – again – became the story. Also, Lester Holt’s exclusive interview with Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, why the Kansas City Star is suing Overland Park, Kan., and remembering Ed Asner From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine use for people over the age of 16, without the emergency use authorization. How will this affect the vaccine rates among the vaccine hesitant, and how might it affect vaccine requirements in the public and private sectors? And, why are some outlets pushing alternative treatments not approved for human use at all? Also, an update on evacuating journalists from Afghanistan, changes to the Sunday editions of the Kansas City Star and journalism’s role in finding the next host of Jeopardy! From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • The news coming out of Afghanistan is grimmer by the day. What is the U.S. government doing to bring home journalists safely? What’s ahead for those who can’t leave that country? Also, CNN’s Chris Cuomo breaks his silence on his brother’s resignation as New York’s governor, the co-founder of Snopes is suspended, and reaction to the new hosts of ‘Jeopardy!’ From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • As the COVID-19 delta variant rips through Missouri and Arkansas, the Biden administration and Facebook trade barbs over who is to blame for low vaccination rates. Also, using spyware to hack journalists’ phones, information blackouts in Cuba, and the ethics of using a deep fake to bring Anthony Bourdain’s words to life. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.