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Views of the News: A Fresh Approach to Environmental Reporting

The Mississippi River Basin Ag and Water Desk promises a fresh approach to covering agriculture, water and climate issues across more than 20 states. We’ll talk about what makes this innovative partnership unique, and how it will serve local communities. Also, the latest chapter in the space race, getting ready for the Olympic games, and consumer choice drives this year’s summer blockbuster hits. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: 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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