Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Views of the News, Feb. 24, 2010

Coverage of the Toyota recalls ... cable's corporate conflicts ... and, the Tiger Woods contrition event. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Strange Bedfellows



Mike Hoyt, Columbia Journalism Review: "An Unfortunate Analogy"

Toyota: Take 2





Brian Stelter and Bill Carter, New York Times: "ABC News to Cut Hundreds of Staff"

Corporate Conflicts and Cable News

Sebastian Jones, The Nation: "The Media-Lobbying Complex"

Tiger's Contrition Event


Los Angeles Times slideshow: "Tiger Woods and other celebrity apologies"



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Views of the News, Feb. 17, 2010

A look at coverage of the Winter Olympics ... why some media outlets are willing to pay big bucks for open-records requests ... and, the impact of Columbia's True/False Film Festival on journalism. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Evaluating Vancouver Coverage






Stuart Elliott, New York Times: "Winter Games Commercials Show Extended Reach"

Missouri Journalism Students/Reynolds Journalism Institute cover Olympics with iPhones:


Paying the Price for Records Searches

Tim Arango, New York Times: "Despite Budgets, Some Newsrooms Persist in Costly Fight for Records"

True/False Around the Corner

Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Out of many, one festival"

Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "True/False fest offers preview of hot docs"



Watch the complete trailer for Colony, one of the featured films at this year's True/False Film Fest

True/False Film Fest official site

Download the new True/False iPhone app

Candidate Refuses Trib Interview

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Views of the News, Feb. 10, 2010

Toyota uses and attacks the media during its recall crisis ... the murder of a sports editor reenters the mid-Missouri headlines ... and, a look at the impact of two Super Bowl ads. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Toyota Uses, Attacks Media






Marisa Guthrie, Broadcasting & Cable: "ABC Affiliates Criticize Decision to Pull Local Toyota Spots"

Drew Griffin, David Fitzpatrick and Steve Turnham, CNN: "Toyota recalls may not solve problem, experts say"

Lisa Twaronite's This Week in Japan, MarketWatch: "Toyota hearings on ice"

Bond vs. Obama on Terrorism Politics



New Video in Heitholt Murder

Erickson Statement from KOMU News on Vimeo.

Alexandra Swoyer, KOMU.com: "Erickson Takes Back Testimony" (includes full video and pdf of Erickson's statement from prison)

Brennan David, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Murderer changes his story"

Chris Hamby, Columbia Missourian: "Key Witness Recants in Ryan Ferguson Case"


Super Ads



Stuart Elliot, The New York Times: "Do-It-Yourself Super Ads"




Robin Abcarian, The Los Angeles Times: "Tebow ad falls short of the hype"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Today's Show

Views of the News, Feb. 3, 2010

Obama's "question time" with the GOP ... a female journalist takes over a Sunday political roundtable show ... an advocacy ad runs during the Super Bowl ... and, the iTablet is unveiled. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Obama 'Question Time' Rematch?





Bob Barr, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Obama-GOP 'rumble' was good -- but only as a first step"


Crowley to Host Sunday Show


Michael Calderone, Politico: "Crowley: 'You have to be reporting'"

Abortion and the Super Bowl

Stuart Elliott, The New York Times: "An Advocacy Ad Stirs a National Debate"



Unveiling the "Jesus Tablet"

Steve Jobs, Apple Keynote Event, January 27, 2010.


Robert Niles, Online Journalism Review: "Will Apple's iPad save the news industry?"


Joe Zeff, The Joe Zeff Design Blog: "A Free iPad with Your Paid Subscription?"

Richard Perez-Pena, The New York Times: "Some News Outlets Ready to Try Charging Online Readers"