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Views of the News
Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:00pm

Each week, KBIA brings you a roundtable discussion about the media. Host Amy Simons and regular panelists Kathy Kiely and Ernest Perry from the Missouri School of Journalism provide analysis, commentary and criticism.

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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.
  • 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.
  • NBC says it won’t broadcast the Golden Globe Awards in 2022, responding to on-going controversies surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Is another network likely to pick it up, or could this be the beginning of the end for the annual awards event? Also, the Justice Department seizure of reporters’ telephone and email records, a new executive editor at the Washington Post, and Facebook’s latest attempt to stop the spread of misinformation. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • The Washington Post, New York Times and NBC News all retracted false claims reported about Rudy Giuliani. How do three of the nation’s most reputable news…
  • What does it mean when President Donald Trump only calls on reporters from publications owned by buddy Rupert Murdoch? And, the next day, calls on two…
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    ESPN's decision to broadcast Sam's celebratory kiss
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  • Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Marty Steffens.
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  • An editorial cartoon in the Columbia Daily Tribune sparks cries of racism from readers, the Huffington Post names a new “Ferguson Fellow” to spend a year…