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  • August 13 has come and gone and Donald Trump remains at Mar-a-Lago, or wherever not in D.C. he is now. Article Eight of the Constitution, the Reinstatement Article, was not invoked. Wait – there is no Article Eight.
  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson admitted to a podcaster he sometimes lies to audiences, but not the way others do. What’s the basis for his argument that it’s not really deceptive? Also, the impact of the 9/11 terror attack coverage on today’s television and online news, the sale of TMZ, and how remote work is leading to more diverse newsroom staffs. From the 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.
  • The Mississippi River Basin Ag and Water Desk promises a fresh approach to covering agriculture, water and climate issues across more than 20 states. We’ll talk about what makes this innovative partnership unique, and how it will serve local communities. Also, the latest chapter in the space race, getting ready for the Olympic games, and consumer choice drives this year’s summer blockbuster hits. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: Views of the News.
  • Acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has accepted a faculty position at Howard University as the School’s inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism. Also, mixed reaction to Bill Cosby’s release from prison and prosecuting those who attacked journalists during the January 6 Capitol riot. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Facebook's Oversight Committee upheld the social media platform's ban on Former President Donald Trump. Also, a 14-year-old cheerleader’s fight for free…
  • Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of the murder of George Floyd. On this week’s episode of Views of the News, a look…
  • Missouri Democrats haven’t controlled the Legislature and Governor’s office since 2000. Missouri was a purple state where Democrats won competitive races…