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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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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.
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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?

He’s been called “grandfather of mid-Missouri media,” a nod to his decades of leadership at KBIA 91.3 FMKOMU 8 and the Missouri School of Journalism. This week, we remember this show’s creator, Rod Gelatt. He died Sunday at his home in Arizona. He was 93. Also, coverage of the #impeachment hearings, and The New York Times tries to bring transparency to presidential endorsements. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Stacey Woelfel, Ryan Thomas and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

He’s been called “grandfather of mid-Missouri media,” a nod to his decades of leadership at KBIA, KOMU and the Missouri School of Journalism. This week, we remember this show’s creator, Rod Gelatt. He died Sunday at his home in Arizona. He was 93.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reached an agreement with the rest of the Royal Family, and will spending more time in Canada. What responsibility did the British press have for their decision? Also, a call for White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham to step up to the podium from 13 of her predecessors and Oprah Winfrey pulls out of a Sundance-bound documentary targeting Russell Simmons From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News. KBIA 91.3 FM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reached an agreement with the rest of the Royal Family, and will spending more time in Canada. What responsibility did the British press have for their decision?

This week, an in-depth look at the coverage of the airstrikes in Iran: why the punditry is giving some flashbacks to 2003, why we might want to think twice before throwing out words such as “assassination,” and where we’re seeing misinformation and #deepfakes slip through. Also, what audiences want from us, and how we can resolve to give them that in 2020. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

This week, an in-depth look at the coverage of the airstrikes in Iran: why the punditry is giving some flashbacks to 2003, why we might want to think twice before throwing out words such as “assassination,” and where we’re seeing misinformation and deepfakes slip through. Also, what audiences want from us, and how we can resolve to give them that in 2020. 

Is the war in #Afghanistan winnable? The Washington Post released an investigation three years in the making that shows that military strategies used over 18 years were known to be flawed. Is this the Pentagon Papers of 2019? Also, Report for America’s effort to hire 250 local #journalists, Devin Nunes newest defamation lawsuit and reactions to Peloton’s cringeworthy commercial. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News. KBIA 91.3 FM

Is the war in Afghanistan winnable? The Washington Post released an investigation three years in the making that shows that military strategies used over 18 years were known to be flawed. Is this the Pentagon Papers of 2019?

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Six students from the University of Missouri's Honors College participated in a 16-week tutorial under the direction of Missouri School of Journalism professor Amy Simons on media criticism during the Fall 2018 term. For their final project, the students produced and hosted their own special edition of KBIA-FM's program, "Views of the News."

Prince Andrew sat down for an interview with the BBC this weekend, explaining his involvement with Jeffrey Epstein. Why go on the record in this way? Also, the latest from the Trump impeachment hearings, how a collaboration between Mizzou and The University of Kansas came to be, and southeast Missouri’s special place in journalism history. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.


Prince Andrew sat down for an interview with the BBC this weekend, explaining his involvement with Jeffrey Epstein. Why go on the record in this way? 

Impeachment hearings will soon be underway in the U.S. House of Representatives. What advice does our panel have for journalists covering it? Also, CBS News fires an employee for leaking video obtained while working at ABC, John Oliver comments on a series of lawsuits and an apology from Northwestern University journalism students frustrates many in the profession. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.


Impeachment hearings will soon be underway in the U.S. House of Representatives. What advice does our panel have for journalists covering it? Also, CBS fires an employee for leaking video obtained while working at ABC, John Oliver comments on a series of lawsuits and an apology from Northwestern University journalism students frustrates many in the profession.

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