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Views of the News: Is cable news past its prime?

Fox News personalities texting Trump’s chief of staff during the Jan. 6 riots. Chris Cuomo interfering in reporting on his brother, the then-governor of New York. Don Lemon texting actor Jussie Smollett about the police investigation into hate crime he’s since been convicted of falsely reporting. How did cable news lose its way? Can new faces and new formats bring it back? Or, is it time to pull the plug? Also, covering deadly tornadoes across the Midwest and Time Magazine names its Person of the Year. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: Views of the News.

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 The Daily Blend with AC.
AMY SIMONS teaches news literacy, multimedia journalism and advanced social media strategies.
Aaron worked as a full-time on-air host at KBIA from 2017 to 2022. He continues as the Managing Producer on High Turnout Wide Margins.
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