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Views of the News: Five Days of Pope Francis

Sep 29, 2015

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Pope Francis made his first trip the United States. For five days, he met with dignitaries, church officials, Catholics and members of the public. And, for those five days, the cable networks were practically wall-to-wall. Was the coverage too much? Too little? Or just right?

Benjamin Mullin, Poynter: “New York Post succumbs to total popemania

Hadas Gold, POLITICO: “The price to cover the pope: Up to $25,000

Scott Jones: “CNN anchor gets a bit too excited for the pope

Ed Mazza, Huffington Post: “Shepard Smith rips into critics who claim Pope Francis is ‘political’

Nazi emblem on Yom Kippur

In what the news director called a "horrible error," WGN-TV aired an on-screen graphic showing the badge the Nazis forced Jews to wear during the Holocaust during its 28-second story acknowledging the Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur.

WGN: “WGN-TV Chicago issues apology

WGN: “A statement from WGN-TV General Manager Greg Easterly

Robert Feder: “’Extremely embarrassed’ WGN tries to atone for ‘horrible error’ on Yom Kippur

Jonathan Zalman, Tablet: “WGN-TV Chicago uses yellow star in Yom Kippur segment, issues apology

Katie Rogers, New York Times: “WGN-TV Chicago apologizes for Nazi symbol in Yom Kippur segment

AP's Yogi Berra obituary boo-boo

An early version of the Associated Press' obituary indicated Yogi Bear had died.

Jim Romenesko: “A boo-boo in AP’s Yogi Berra obit

Newscastic: “AP Wire confuses Yogi Berra with cartoon character Yogi Bear in obituary

Laura Bradley, Slate: “Yogi Berra and Yogi Bear: The relationship, explained.

Post-Dispatch’s “rent-a-rant”

Citing a shortage of editorial board staff, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch farmed out this Sunday's editorial to a company called Opinion in a Pinch. While freelancing is a normal practice in newsrooms, how common is it to farm out an editorial?

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Editorial: Middle America left behind in economic recovery

Jim Romenesko: “’Opinion in a Pinch’: St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor explains use of freelance editorialists

Millennials aren’t paying for media

American Press Institute: “Breaking down the Millennial generation: A typology of young news consumers

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab: “Guess what: Millennials aren’t all the same when it comes to news consumption

James Warren, Poynter: “Report: Millennials aren’t big on paying for news

Connie Cass, Associated Press: “Some millennials digging into news, contrary to stereotype

Rick Edmonds, Poynter: "Millennials will pay for content, but news not high on their list"

Max Knoblauch, Mashable: “Your parents want you to stop using their HBOGo account

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Congrats, KBIA!

The Online News Association awarded KBIA the Online Journalism Award in the category of general excellence (small market) Saturday night in Los Angeles. Missouri School of Journalism Dean David Kurpius and Views of the News panelist Mike McKean accepted the award on the station's behalf.

Ryan Famuliner, KBIA: “KBIA wins top award in ONA Online Journalism Awards