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Views of the News: Osaka's Withdraw From French Open Raises Questions About Journalists' Access to Athletes

Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely
Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely

Tennis star Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open rather than be contractually obligated to speak to reporters sparked interesting conversation about an athlete’s responsibility to the media. Are sports reporters too aggressive with athletes – especially after a losses? Also, leaked documents show how little the ultra-rich pay in income tax, and ransomware attacks on media organizations. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

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Travis McMillen is the senior media producer at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. For KBIA, Travis oversees production of Views of the News and Radio Friends with Paul Pepper.
AMY SIMONS teaches multi-platform reporting and editing to students in the convergence journalism interest area.
Aaron Hay hails from the suburbs of Kansas City and he took an unconventional route to KBIA. His love of music, however, has always been constant. From car rides with family and oldies sing-a-longs to trips to Peaches for LPs with Dad to buying that cherished first cassette tape (R.E.M.'s Document, for the curious). Aaron has always had a voracious appetite for new sounds.
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