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Views of the News: Melissa Click Breaks Her Silence, New Video Emerges

MU Communications Professor Melissa Click broke her silence, telling her story to several local media outlets. But, her attempt to repair her image faced a new challenge Saturday, when the Columbia Missourian published video from the Homecoming parade.


Missourian Staff: “MU Chancellor to confer with Board of Curators about body camera footage of Melissa Click

William Schmitt, Columbia Missourian: “Melissa Click says she’ll fight to restore her reputation, keep job


Caitlin Campbell, Columbia Daily Tribune: “MU Chancellor, curator “appalled” by new Melissa Click body camera footage

Rudi Keller, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Chancellor sends mixed messages on Melissa Click in separate statements"

Robert A. Crontkleton, Kansas City Star: “Interim MU chancellor calls Melissa Click’s behavior in new video appalling

Jim Riek, Kylie Callura & Rose Schmidt, KOMU: “Melissa Click: ‘I was very concerned for the students’ safety’


Melissa Click, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Actions on quadrangle were spontaneous, instinctive and regrettable"

Tyler Kingkade, Huffington Post: “Mizzouchancellor condemns ‘verbal assualt’ by Melissa Click during Homecoming parade

Ryan Famuliner & Nathan Lawrence, KBIA: “An interview with Melissa Click

Marissa Hollowed, KMIZ: “Suspended MU professor Melissa Click speaks to ABC 17 News


Realignment at the BBC

It's anticipated a radical overhaul will be announced later this spring. The newly organized BBC will eliminate traditional "channels" for content delivery and focus on an audience-centered approach.

Patrick Foster, The Telegraph: “BBC to axe television and radio divisions as part of radical management overhaul

Chris Cooke, Complete Music Update: “BBC chief planning a radical overhaul of Corporation hierarchy

Hannah Ellis-Peterson, The Guardian: “Credits roll on-air for the final time as BBC3 becomes online only

Credit via Flickr user Stephen Masker

Antonin Scalia 1936-2016

Gary Martin & Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News: “Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead in West Texas ranch

Leon Neyfakh, Slate: “How the San Antonio Express-News got the scoop on Antonin Scalia’s death

Benjamin Mullins, Poynter: “How the San Antonio Express-News broke news of Scalia’s death

David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times: “Scalia’s death changes balance of high court, alters presidential campaign

Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker: “How Scalia changed the Supreme Court

Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog: “Is a recess appointment the the Court an option?

J.D. Durkin, Mediate: “Colbert heartwarmingly recalls meeting Justice Antonin Scalia: ‘I will forever be grateful’

Political donations

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Gawkersays okay to political donations by staffers

Peter Sterne, POLITICO: “Gawkertells staff to disclose political donations

Brendan James, International Business Times: “Media bigwigs donate to Hillary Clinton; writer donate to Bernie Sanders

Jeremy W Peters & John Koblin, New York Times: “George Stephanopoulos’s gifts to Clinton Foundation reinforces G.O.P. doubts

Rangers donate to writer

Pat Leonard & Peter Botte, New York Daily News: “Rangers donate $5K to support AP hockey writer IraPodell

Reporters, researchers unite

Sam Roe, Columbia Journalism Review: “Could collaborating with scientists be the next step for investigative reporting?

Tal Lorberbaum, Kevin J. Sampson, Raymond L. Woosley, Robert S. Kass & Nicholas P. Tatonetti: “An integrative data science pipeline to identify novel drug interactions that prolong the QT interval

Sam Roe & Karisa King, Chicago Tribune: “Data mining for deady drug interactions

Sam Roe & Ryan Marx, Chicago Tribune: “Data: Data mining flags four potentially risky drug pairs

Karisa King & Sam Roe Chicago Tribune: “Prescription for harm: Dangerous drug mix leaves woman fighting for life

AMY SIMONS teaches news literacy, multimedia journalism and advanced social media strategies.