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The Ragtag Film Society severed ties with The Crossing on Friday over a message delivered in a sermon that was hurtful to many in mid-Missouri’s transgender community. Also, the author of last year’s anonymous Trump “resistance” op-ed in the New York Times is back with a new book, the growing number of local news deserts, here and abroad, and family-friendly workplace policies that address every phase of life. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Ryan Thomas: Views of the News.

Did it take President Donald Trump too long to condemn the violence in a meme-like video shown at one of his Florida resorts this weekend? Twitter says it went too far, and has removed the user from its site, yet YouTube says the video doesn’t violate terms of service. Where is the line?

The president’s latest attack on the press gets louder, as calls for more details surrounding the call with the Ukrainian president identify. How does his finger pointing erode the public’s trust in news reporting? Also, the official end of the White House press briefing and the sources of the biggest threats to journalism as identified by the publisher of the New York Times. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News. 

The president’s latest attack on the press get louder, as calls for more detail surrounding the call with the Ukrainian president identify. How does his finger pointing erode the public’s trust in news reporting?

Journalists around the world are remembering Cokie Roberts for her decades of service to the profession. The legendary reporter and political commentator seen on ABC News, heard on NPR and read in newspapers across the country died Tuesday at the age of 75. Also, CNN refuses advertising from JUUL and other #ecigarette companies, Shane Gillis hired and fired from 'Saturday Night Live' and 25 years of 'Friends.’ From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Monique Luisi: Views of the News.

Cokie Roberts signs books before the discussion in the LBJ Auditorium.
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Journalists around the world are remembering Cokie Roberts for her decades of service to the journalism profession. The legendary reporter and political commentator seen on ABC News, heard on NPR and read in newspapers across the country died Tuesday at the age of 75.

The ripple effects of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein widen, as the head of the revered head of the MIT Media Lab resigns after accepting a donation from Epstein. What did he know at the time of the gift? Also, new guidelines for newsrooms to protect female #journalists from online harassment, controversy at NPR over the coverage of #race and the #WorldTradeCenter on film, 18 years after the September 11th terror attacks. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

The ripple effects of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein widen, as the head of the revered head of the M.I.T. Media Lab resigns after accepting a donation from Epstein. What did he know at the time of the gift?

Teens, tired of how the news media covers stories that matter to them, take matters into their own hands. This week, a look at several teen-run news and information sources and what they’re telling us about the Gen Z audience. Also, the ongoing feud between The New York Times columnist Bret Stephens and a professor at The George Washington University; a Playboy #journalist sues to get his White House credentials back, and a California bill seeking rights for #gigeconomy workers. From Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Kathy Kiely: Views of the News.

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Teens, tired of how the news media covers stories that matter to them, take matters into their own hands. This week, a look at several teen-run news and information sources, and what they’re telling us about the Gen Z audience.

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?

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