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Views of the News: Do Journalists Need Armed Guards On Assignment?

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Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely

A man on contract to provide security for a Denver television station shot and killed a man during a demonstration and counterprotest Saturday. Do journalists need armed security while on assignment? And, how is 9News covering the story without incurring a conflict of interest? 

Also, the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, why major news organizations are pulling back on travel with President Trump, and politics at the Voice of America. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

Travis McMillen is the senior media producer at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. For KBIA, Travis oversees production of Views of the News and Radio Friends with Paul Pepper.
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