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Views of the News: Press Association Fights Menthol Cigarette Ban

Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely
Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely

A newspaper trade association has come out against a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes in Washington, D.C. What’s the connection between the National Newspaper Publishers Association, law enforcement and Big Tobacco? Also, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees reconsiders tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones, covering the building collapse in suburban Miami, and landmark decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

Update: Following the taping of this program, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones. Read more from Kate Murphy and Martha Quillin at the Charlotte News and Observer.

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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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