It’s been a historic week at the University of Missouri. On Monday, Tim Wolfe resigned as president of the UM System. Hours later, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced he is stepping down from that office at the end of the year. We’ll look at local, regional and national media coverage, talk about challenges to the First Amendment, and examine the role of Mizzou Football.
Missourian Staff, Columbia Missourian: “Wolfe’s tenure ends amid hunger strike, protests, football player boycott”
Megan Favignano, Columbia Daily Tribune: "MU officials name interim chancellor, diversity leader"
Tessa Weinberg & Taylor Blatchford, The Maneater: “A historic fall at MU”
Football team, Pinkel’s role
Jacob Bogage and Aaron Reiss, Columbia Missourian: “Football team says it’s ‘ready to play’ after Wolfe’s resignation”
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports: “Missouri protest exposes NCAA’s greatest fear”
— Coach Gary Pinkel (@GaryPinkel) November 8, 2015
Rohan Nadkarni & Alex Nieves, Sports Illustrated: “Missouri football: Why team joined protest against campus racism”
Cindy Boren, Washington Post: “Why Missouri football players are going on strike; university president won’t quit”
Austin Kim, ABC-17: "Commentary: It's time to start searching for perspective"
Ashley Southall, New York Times: “Missouri football players boycott in protest of university president”
William C. Rhoden, New York Times: “Missouri football players exercise power in racism protest”
— LBC (@MizzouLBC) November 8, 2015
Phillip Bump, Washington Post: “How the Missouri football team just took down its university president”
A national media presence
Keith Boykin, BET: “The lesson of Mizzou: Black people have power if we use it”
Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic: “What’s happening at the University of Missouri”
Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News: “University of Missouri president resists calls to quit over racial issues”
Susan Svrluga, Washignton Post: “What the student body president did after hew as called the n-word”
Limiting journalists' access
James Fallows, The Atlantic: “A young journalist setting an example for the rest of us”
Tom Warhover, Columbia Missourian: "DEAR READER: On an historic day for MU, protest against media wasn't most important"
William Schmitt, Columbia Missourian: “UPDATE: MU journalism faculty voting to reconsider Click’s courtesy appointment”
Bram Sable-Smith, KBIA: “KBIA reporter reflects on being inside confrontation between reporters and MU demonstrators”
Ellen Cagle, Columbia Missourian: "White House press secretary, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder offer support for student journalists"
Jamal Andress, Newsy: “Missouri students shut out reporters (Video)”
Joe Walljasper, Columbia Daily Tribune: “Admire the activism but question endgame”
Missourian Staff: “MU black alumni, other support protesters, decry continued racism”
Alan Burdziak, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Activists say fight is not finished after university leadership shakeup"