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Amy Simons

  • A former Facebook employee leaked documents she says proves the company hid research showing teenagers felt worse after using its products and that it intentionally set algorithms to hook users by prioritizing hateful content. Will her testimony before a Senate committee spark regulation? Also, Ozy Media’s “Lazarus moment” and Pat Robertson’s retirement from ‘The 700 Club’ and Christian Broadcasting Network. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • More than 20 years after the first stories about R. Kelly’s sexual activities with teenage girls, a federal jury in New York convicted him of sex trafficking and racketeering. This week on Views of the News, a look back on two decades of investigative reporting in that case. Also, the harm created by the over-coverage of missing white women, and when live t.v. doesn’t go as planned. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ron Kelley: Views of the News.
  • 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? Also, why young people are more skeptical of the news media and what producers of the HBO documentary ‘The Jinx’ have to say about the guilty verdict returned against Robert Durst. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Tucker Carlson voluntarily admits he somtimes lies on air during a podcast. I ask our panelists for their take on his gaffe, if it was indeed one. Also, what happens when journalists run for office, and how did a one-source story about ivermectin wind up on the evening news in Oklahoma City? From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Covering Hurricane Ida: who did it well, who made some missteps, and how reporters – again – became the story. Also, Lester Holt’s exclusive interview with Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, why the Kansas City Star is suing Overland Park, Kan., and remembering Ed Asner From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine use for people over the age of 16, without the emergency use authorization. How will this affect the vaccine rates among the vaccine hesitant, and how might it affect vaccine requirements in the public and private sectors? And, why are some outlets pushing alternative treatments not approved for human use at all? Also, an update on evacuating journalists from Afghanistan, changes to the Sunday editions of the Kansas City Star and journalism’s role in finding the next host of Jeopardy! From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • 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.
  • Acclaimed #journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has accepted a faculty position at Howard University as the School’s inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism. Also, mixed reaction to Bill Cosby’s release from prison and prosecuting those who attacked journalists during the January 6 Capitol riot. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • Acclaimed #journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has accepted a faculty position at Howard University as the School’s inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism. Also, mixed reaction to Bill Cosby’s release from prison and prosecuting those who attacked journalists during the January 6 Capitol riot. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.
  • 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 grants tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones, covering the building collapse in suburban Miami, and landmark decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.