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Views of the News: Revisiting the 'Lab Leak' Theory

Amy Simons
Amy Simons

What was the real cause of the COVID-19 pandemic? Were journalists too quick to dismiss the ‘lab leak’ theory? We’ll look at why several leading publications are revisiting their reporting from a year ago and giving what some once called a conspiracy theory another look. Also, a look at this year’s Pulitzer Prize award winners, the final flight for American Way magazine, and how we cover unidentified flying objects. 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.
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