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  • Journalists across the country faced a tough call: to do run the brutally graphic video of Memphis police beating Tyre Nichols, or not? What is the news value, and how does it help the public understand? Also, how the World Health Organization wants to reframe coverage of automobile crashes and why the Associated Press apologized to France. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Damon Kiesow: Views of the News.
  • A surprise documentary at the Sundance Film Festival reignites the conversation about sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Also, covering the discovery of even more classified documents and an update on the use of AI on news websites. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Did ABC News leadership make matters worse when it pulled Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes off the air? The ‘Good Morning America’ anchors’ relationship went from the gossip mags to the front page, but was it even news in the first place? Or did management’s moves just draw more attention to it? Also, Meta threatens to remove news from Facebook, deep cuts at CNN and the Georgia run-off election. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • They’ve been among the largest protests in China since Tiananmen Square in 1989. We’ll talk about what people around the globe are calling the A4 Revolution, and what President Xi Jinping’s government is doing to try to quiet them. Also, the latest on what’s happening with Twitter and a look at how crime is perceived based on how journalists cover it. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • When we went on the air Tuesday night on KBIA to cover the election I said the big story is on which end of the continuum will Democrats fall: Democratic Miracle or Democratic Disaster? We have at least partial answers.
  • It’s been a tough few weeks for Twitter, as employees and users adapt to Elon Musk’s ownership. Also, looking back on the midterm election, the arrest of an Ohio journalist and getting ready for the World Cup. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Four of the five Democratic candidates for Boone County's state House seats won their races Tuesday night.
  • Today’s commentary is one of my favorites – forecasting next week’s elections after talking to my Democratic and Republican insiders. As usual, they agree more than they disagree, but the disagreements are sharper this time. Let’s get right to it.
  • I just finished The Man Who Broke Capitalism, a book by David Gelles. The subtitle, How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America, illuminates a dispiriting tale of how a ruthless and greedy CEO destroyed General Electric, once one of the best known and most successful businesses in the country, and, more importantly, ushered in a new economy dominated by downsizing, off-shoring and financial manipulation.
  • The eyes of the world are on the United Kingdom, where mourners pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, and watch the reign of King Charles III take shape. Also, the legacies of Bernard Shaw and Jeff German, and changes to the Columbia School Board’s public comment policy. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Most Jackson, Miss. residents have access to fresh water again, but what led to the city’s water crisis, and how can journalists hold civic leaders to account? This week on Views of the News, we’ll talk about the importance of environmental justice reporting. Also, coverage of President Biden’s “soul of a nation” speech, Twitter tests an edit button and jouranlists in Las Vegas mourn one of their own. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • NBC is looking at ending primetime programming one hour earlier. Producing another hour of news might be cheaper than entertainment programming, but do audiences want it? Also, the Washington Post’s rough year, censorship at a Nebraska high school, and a look at the Kansas City Defender. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.