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