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It’s been 400 years since the first slave ship landed on shores of what would become the United States of America. This week, a look at how The New York Times Magazine commemorated the moment, and the lasting impact it could have on the reframing of American history. Also, Mark Halperin’s bumpy road to redemption, how some journalists got caught up in campaign fundraising, and remembering a respected journalist killed in a plane crash while on the job. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

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It’s been 400 years since the first slave ship landed on shores of what would become the United States of America. This week, a look at how the New York Times Magazine commemorated the moment, and the lasting impact it could have on the reframing of American history.

Subscriptions soar following a Baltimore Sun editorial in response to President Trump’s attack on the livability of the city. Are Americans voting with their dollars? Also, a look at the presidential debates, an investigative report halted after a key source was murdered and the fine line between curation and plagiarism. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

Subscriptions soar following a Baltimore Sun editorial in response to President Trump’s attack on the livability of the city. Are Americans voting with their dollars?

ESPN doubles down on its no politics policy after radio host Dan Le Batard shared his disgust with President #Trump’s racist tweets on the air (The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz). Also, GateHouse Media makes a play for Gannett, Robert Mueller appears before Congress, and we remember best-selling author George Hodgman. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Monique Luisi and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

#Missouri judge ruled former Gov. Eric Greitens’ use of the disappearing chat app #Confide did not violate the state’s#SunshineLaw because it functions similarly to a telephone. But does it? Also, the status of a Memphis reporter released from #ICEcustody, a candidate’s request a female reporter have a male chaperone on a reporting trip, and Netflix’s decision to re-edit '13 Reasons Why.’ From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News. KBIA 91.3 FM

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A Missouri judge ruled former Gov. Eric Greitens’ use of the disappearing chat app Confide did not violate the state’s Sunshine Law because it functions similarly to a telephone. But does it?

Migrant children in a Texas border facility have been living in squalor, without access to sanitation supplies such as soap and toothpaste. Reporters' access to the facility, and others like it, has been limited, making reporting on the conditions difficult. Also, why it seemed rape allegations against President Trump were downplayed, an exaggeration of tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic , and Twitter's decision to end geotagging on tweets. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

Migrant children in a Texas border facility have been living in squalor, without access to sanitation supplies such as soap and toothpaste. Reporters’ access to the facility, and others like it, has been limited, making reporting on the conditions difficult.

YouTube’s ban on hate speech produces mixed results as Congress puts Big Tech under the microscope. Newspapers want lawmakers to help them compete with Google and Facebook. Seeing (and hearing) is definitely not believing when it comes to the latest examples of deep fakes. And Volkswagen hopes Simon & Garfunkel – plus a new diesel micro-bus – will help you forget about Diesel-gate. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

YouTube says it's banning hateful and extremist speech from neo-Nazis, white supremacists and terrorists.  But that's a tough task.  And in the past few days, the social media giant has also taken down videos -- at least temporarily -- from people fighting hate speech by quoting some of the perpetrators.  Is the solution to bad speech really less speech? 

Is the internet broken? Members of the U.S. House of Representatives think so, and will begin investigating potential #antitrust violations among some of America’s tech giants. First up? A hearing on the effects companies like Google and Facebook have had on local #journalism. Also, identifying the man believed to have produced the “drunk Pelosi” video, the first-ever Scripps National Spelling Bee octo-champs, and the end for Apple’s #iTunes. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

Is the internet broken? Members of the U.S. House of Representatives think so, and will begin investigating potential anti-trust violations among some of America’s tech giants. First up? A hearing on the effects companies like Google and Facebook have had on local journalism.

It’s game over for Game of Thrones. How did fans respond to the series finale? And, what might that mean for HBO and the future of its streaming service? Also, police accused of going too far to get a reporter to reveal his sources, a presidential pardon for media mogul Conrad Black and a teen from St. Louis scoops the national media. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

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It’s game over for Game of Thrones. How did fans respond to the series finale? And, what might that mean for HBO and the future of its streaming service?

Nearly four years after the traffic stop that led to the arrest, and death, of motorist Sandra Bland, a new cell phone video emerges that tells a story different from the police dash cam video. Why di it take so long to surface? Also, the possibility a Colorado public library could be home to a newsroom, turning a legacy newspaper into a non-profit, and a call to break up Facebook. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.


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Nearly four years after the traffic stop that led to the arrest, and death, of motorist Sandra Bland, a new cell phone video emerges that tells a story different from the police dashcam video. Why di it take so long to surface?

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for more than 500 days were unexpectedly freed Tuesday in a widespread amnesty. What led to this twist of fate? Also, Facebook bans far-right content producers, Sinclair Broadcast Group buys 21 regional sports networks, and a goof on Game of Thrones gives America a laugh. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.


Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for more than 500 days were unexpectedly freed Tuesday in a widespread amnesty. What led to this twist of fate?

An editorial cartoon containing anti-Semitic tropes appeared in Thursday’s international editions of The New York Times. An internal investigation has led to some changes in newsroom policy, but no clear public explanation as to how it wound up in the paper in the first place. Do we deserve one? Also, why Amazon’s doorbell company is hiring a news editor, the global popularity of "Avengers: Endgame” and Jeopardy!’s big winner. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

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An editorial cartoon containing anti-Semitic tropes appeared in Thursday’s international editions of the New York Times. An internal investigation has led to some changes in newsroom policy, but no clear public explanation as to how it wound up in the paper in the first place. Do we deserve one? 

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Television #journalists found themselves speechless as #NotreDame burned. We’ll examine the coverage here and abroad. Also, another #PulitzerPrize announcement in the shadow of tragedy, juxtaposing coverage of the measles outbreak with talk of protections for #antivaxxers, and a list of the best journalism movies ever. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Monique Luisi: Views of the News. KBIA 91.3 FM

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Television journalists found themselves speechless, trying to describe the pictures on their screens, showing the centuries old cathedral consumed by flames. Two days later, we’ll examine the coverage here and abroad.

It might be the most cringeworthy video to go viral this year. Why did the news staff at WTOL-11 produce a #hypevideo for the Toledo Public Schools? And, how might it compromise the staff’s reporting efforts in the future? Also, Infowars host Alex Jones claims ‘pyschosis,’ changes to the Oscar rules, and reporting on allegations against former vice president Joe Biden. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News. KBIA 91.3 FM

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It might be the most cringeworthy video to go viral this year. Why did the news staff at WTOL-TV produce a hype video for the Toledo Public Schools? And, how might it compromise the staff’s reporting efforts in the future?

Gayle King’s interview with R. Kelly has been described as a master class for journalists. This week, an analysis of her questions, her body language, and the discussion the conversation created. Also, Facebook’s pivot to privacy, an Arkansas newspaper publisher sues over anti-BDS pledge, and the internet’s happiest day. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

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Gayle King’s interview with R. Kelly has been described as a master class for journalists. This week, an analysis of her questions, her body language, and the discussion the conversation created.

The screening of ‘The Commons’ during the True/False Film Fest led to a lot of off-screen action as several students featured in the film challenged the filmmakers’ process. Was their work journalism? Or something else? Also, reaction to Leaving Neverland, reporting on a known hoax and why Google Canada is banning political advertising ahead of a federal election in that country.

From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

The screening of ‘The Commons’ during the True/False Film Festival led to a lot of off-screen action as several students featured in the film challenged the filmmakers’ process. Was their work journalism? Or something else?

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