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  • What was the real cause of the COVID-19 pandemic? Were journalists too quick to dismiss the ‘lab leak’ theory? We’ll look at why several leading publications are revisiting their reporting from a year ago and giving what some once called a conspiracy theory another look. Also, a look at this year’s Pulitzer Prize award winners, the final flight for American Way magazine, and how we cover unidentified flying objects. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Tennis star Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open rather than be contractually obligated to speak to reporters sparked interesting conversation about an athlete’s responsibility to the media. Are sports reporters too aggressive with athletes – especially after a losses? Also, leaked documents show how little the ultra-rich pay in income tax, and ransomware attacks on media organizations. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.