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Views of the News Preview: Basye Calls For Columbia Public Schools Chief to Resign

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Rep. Chuck Basye has called for the resignation of the Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Brian Yearwood over an assignment given to history students at Hickman High School. Is academic freedom at stake? Should this political power play rise to the level of front-page news?

Delaney Tarpley, KOMU-TV: “Rep. Bayse calls for resignation of CPS superintendent, citing ‘inappropriate curriculum’

KOMU-TV: “Email correspondence between Basye & Hickman principal Tony Gragnani

Roger McKinney, Columbia Daily Tribune: “State Rep. Chuck Basye lashes out at Columbia Public Schools over race lessons, calls for superintendent to resign

Lisa Respers France, CNN: “’This Is America’: The Childish Gambino video explained” (2018)

Clinton Yates, The Undefeated: “Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ video is a beautiful nightmare” (2018)

Skeptics or cynics?

Gallup, Knight Foundation: “Skeptics or cynics? Age determines how Americans view the news media

On the record, off the record

Tom Jones, Poynter: “What does ‘off the record’ mean? The latest journalism controversy

Alex Thompson & Alex Niedzwiadek, POLITICO: “The Jennifer Rubin <- - WH - -> symbiosis

Gymnasts testify before Senate committee

Tom Jones, Poynter: “The Nassar case is a horrific story that the media needs to continue covering

Tierney Sneed, CNN: “McKayla Maroney: FBI made ‘entirely false claims about what I said’

Candace Buckner, Washington Post: “At a quiet Senate hearing, four U.S. gymnasts made sure the truth was loud and uncomfortable

Juliet Macur, New York Times: “Biles and her teammates rip the F.B.I. for botching Nassar abuse case

Elahe Izadi, Washington Post: “The Indianapolis Star showed Simone Biles the ‘magnitude’ of gymnastics abuse. How it got the story.

Indy Star: “About the ‘Out of Balance’ series” (2016)

Durst found guilty

Timothy Bella, Washington Post: “How HBO’s ‘The Jinx’ helped lead to millionare Robert Durst’s murder conviction

Charles V. Bagil, New York Times: “Robert Durst found guilty of murder after decades of suspicion

Associated Press: “Millionaire Robert Durst was in HBO’s ‘The Jinx.’ It led to his murder conviction

Lisa DePaulo, Los Angeles Magazine: “An affair to dismember: My two decades covering Robert Durst

Edward Helmore, The Guardian: “’Durst is where he belongs’: Jinx producer says real estate heir wanted to be stopped

Lindsey Ellefson, The Wrap: “’The Jinx’ director Andrew Jarecki applauds Robert Durst’s murder conviction

Burns latest: ‘Muhammad Ali’

Jeffrey Brown & Anne Azzi Davenport, PBS: “An inside look at Ken Burns’ latest film ‘Muhammad Ali’

Nereida Moreno & Madison Muller, WBEZ: “Ken Burns paints a ‘portrait of freedom’ in his new film about Muhammad Ali

Kirby Adams, Louisville Courier Journal: “New Ken Burns film on Muhammad Ali explores ‘the whole picture’ of Louisville’s famous son

Brian Lowry, CNN: “’Muhammad Ali’ lets Ken Burns go four fascinating rounds with the champ’s life and legacy

What is Drama?

Sarah Bahr, New York Times: “Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings to host ‘Jeopardy!’ through end of the year

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will host ‘Jeopardy!’ for the rest of the year

AMY SIMONS teaches news literacy, multimedia journalism and advanced social media strategies.