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Views of the News

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Each week, KBIA brings you a roundtable discussion about the media. Host Amy Simons and regular panelists Kathy Kiely and Earnest Perry from the Missouri School of Journalism provide analysis, commentary and criticism. Subscribe to us on iTunes

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The Trump presidency comes to an end. After two impeachments, how will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris move the nation forward, and how will journalists record it for history. Also, a CNN reporter’s emotional reaction following one of her own COVID-19 reports. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

The Trump presidency comes to an end. After two impeachments, how will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris move the nation forward, and how will journalists record it for history. Also, a CNN reporter’s emotional reaction following one of her own COVID-19 reports.

This week on Views of the News, a look back – and a look ahead – from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Also, a Voice of America reporter is reassigned after questioning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Vogue editors defend their February cover, a portrait of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris some say is too casual. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

This week on Views of the News, a look back – and a look ahead – from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Also, a Voice of America reporter is reassigned after questioning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Vogue editors defend their February cover, a portrait of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris some say is too casual.

Some big changes at the top, as Black women are named to run major newsrooms; Rashida Jones will run MSNBC and Monica Richardson takes over as executive editor at the Miami Herald. Also, a local reporter gets the state of New York to get creative about dispersing unemployment benefits and as news leaders decide not to reopen empty newsrooms, what’s lost? From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

Rashida Jones (left), Monica Richardson (right)
Courtesy MSNBC, Miami Herald

Some big changes at the top, as Black women are named to run major newsrooms; Rashida Jones will run MSNBC and Monica Richardson takes over as executive editor at the Miami Herald.

President Donald Trump gave his first interview this weekend, but for journalists, the real story is not what he said, but what interviewer Maria Bartiromo didn’t. Also, President-Elect Joe Biden’s all-female communications team, masking on network television, and honoring KOMU’s Jim Riek upon his retirement. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

President Donald Trump gave his first interview this weekend, but for journalists, the real story is not what he said, but what interviewer Maria Bartiromo didn’t.

Has Fox News been outfoxed? Ratings plummet as viewers turn to Newsmax and OANN. Also, the rise of Parler, the dominance of The Shade Room, and covering COVID’s effects on America’s incarcerated population. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

Has Fox News been outfoxed by competition that's even more partisan? 

What will we remember from the moments leading up to the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris? Will it be the raw, emotional reactions of voters in the streets, the commentators offering very personal perspectives… or will it be Steve Kornacki’s khakis? We ask this all in the form of a question, as we also honor Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.  From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

What will we remember from the moments leading up to the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris? Will it be the raw, emotional reactions of voters in the streets, the commentators offering very personal perspectives… or will it be Steve Kornacki’s khakis? 

Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely break down last night's election coverage on this week’s Views of the News.

Even after President Donald Trump leaked his interview with ’60 Minutes,’ nearly 17 million people tuned in to hear his exchange with Leslie Stahl. Was it the plan all along to walk out on the interview? Also, what’s next for the Lincoln Project, reporting from diners in ‘Trump Country,’ and the end of the daily press run looms for the Salt Lake Tribune. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

President Trump (left) is interviewed by Leslie Stahl (right) for '60 Minutes' on CBS News.
Courtesy of CBS News

Even after President Donald Trump leaked his interview with ’60 Minutes,’ nearly 17 million people tuned in to hear his exchange with Leslie Stahl. Was it the plan all along to walk out on the interview?

We’re streaming right and left, and with Election Day inching near, there’s no shortage of politically-minded entertainment programming from which to choose. This week, we’ll look at the dramas, documentaries, mockumentaries and stage shows which await. Also, the firing of a Virginia newspaper’s sole editorial employee and changes to the presidential debate rules. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

We’re streaming right and left, and with Election Day inching near, there’s no shortage of politically minded entertainment programming from which to choose. This week, we’ll look at the dramas, documentaries, mockumentaries and stage shows which await.

A man on contract to provide security for a Denver television station shot and killed a man during a demonstration and counterprotest Saturday. Do journalists need armed security while on assignment? And, how is 9News covering the story without incurring a conflict of interest? 

Also, the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, why major news organizations are pulling back on travel with President Trump, and politics at the Voice of America. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

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A man on contract to provide security for a Denver television station shot and killed a man during a demonstration and counterprotest Saturday. Do journalists need armed security while on assignment? And, how is 9News covering the story without incurring a conflict of interest?

It’s an October surprise! Views of the News is back on KBIA after a six-month hiatus. Join Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely for our weekly media roundtable. This week, they’ll discuss the coverage of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, from the overnight announcement via Twitter to his return to the White House and the challenge for journalists finding themselves exposed to the virus. Also, how COVID-19 is affecting how we entertain ourselves on the big screen and at home.

It’s an October surprise! Views of the News is back on KBIA after a six-month hiatus. Join Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely for our weekly media roundtable. This week, they’ll discuss the coverage of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, from the overnight announcement via Twitter to his return to the White House and the challenge for journalists finding themselves exposed to the virus. Also, how COVID-19 is affecting how we entertain ourselves on the big screen and at home.

How do you cover the COVID-19 virus – and all of the other news of the day – without putting your staff at an additional risk? It’s a question newsroom managers are grappling with right now.

Journalists across the United States are finding themselves affected by the spread of the coronavirus. What’s the biggest challenge facing the news media as the epidemic spreads? Also, Chris Matthews’ departure from MSNBC, the end of Judge Judy and getting the Marquee Sports Network into midwest households before MLB's opening day. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

Journalists across the United States are finding themselves affected by the spread of the coronavirus. What’s the biggest challenge facing the news media as the epidemic spreads?

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein awaits his sentence for rape and criminal sexual action. With calls for people to keep coming forward to report misconduct, what’s next in the reporting of the #MeToo movement? Also, a departure from non-disclosure agreements, dozens of #Bloomberg supporters are blocked from #Twitter, and #Netflix says it will publish list of its most popular programs. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Monique Luisi and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein awaits his sentence for rape and criminal sexual action. With calls for people to keep coming forward to report misconduct, what’s next in the reporting of the #MeToo movement?

Former ABC News White House Correspondent Sam Donaldson endorsed Michael Bloomberg for president. Does offering such an opinion compromise a retired journalist in the way it does those still working in the newsroom? Also, McClatchy files bankruptcy, and British Prime Minister wants to end the licensing model that’s funded the BBC for 100 years. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News. KBIA 91.3 FM

Sam Donaldson appears at the Kaplan Fellowship 25th Anniversary Celebration.
Missouri School of Journalism

Former ABC White House Correspondent Sam Donaldson endorsed Michael Bloomberg for president. Does offering such an opinion compromise a retired journalist in the way it does those still working in the newsroom?

The Pentagon’s latest budget request to Congress includes a significant cut to the Stars and Stripes. If passed, Defense Department officials say, the money could be moved to warfighting efforts, and it could communicate to troops directly. But, would it still meet the mission of an independent press? Also, analysis of the coverage of the Coronavirus from around the globe, the launch of the new 24-hour cable news network, Black News Channel, and history made at the Oscars. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

The Pentagon’s latest budget request to Congress includes a significant cut to the Stars and Stripes. If passed, Defense Department officials say, the money could be moved to warfighting efforts, and it could communicate to troops directly. But, would it still meet the mission of an independent press?

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