media http://kcur.org en Kansas City's Esther Honig Investigates Photoshop, Gains International Attention http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-esther-honig-investigates-photoshop-gains-international-attention <p>A young Kansas City journalist named <a href="http://www.estherhonig.com/">Esther Honig</a>, who contributes to KCUR, had an idea for a project.</p><p>She sent a simple, straightforward portrait of herself to Photoshoppers&nbsp;around the globe with a request to make her beautiful. She wanted to see what that would mean to people in different parts of the world, investigating how culturally specific definitions of beauty might play into the results.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:52:10 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Sylvia Maria Gross & Matt Hodapp 58159 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's Esther Honig Investigates Photoshop, Gains International Attention KCUR And KCPT Announce Regional Public Media Collaboration http://kcur.org/post/kcur-and-kcpt-announce-regional-public-media-collaboration <p>KCUR and Kansas City public television station KCPT announced a news collaboration on Thursday.</p><p>The collaboration is not a merger,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the two public media stations said in a statement, but</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rather a pooling of resources and a commitment to partner on reporting and engagement projects.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:01:53 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 53648 at http://kcur.org KCUR And KCPT Announce Regional Public Media Collaboration Treading Carefully When Covering Hate Groups http://kcur.org/post/treading-carefully-when-covering-hate-groups <p></p><p>Fred Phelps has been a lightning rod of controversy for decades. The late head of the Westboro Baptist Church, who famously picketed funerals of American soldiers and LGBT people, died Wednesday.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we discuss the quandary media organizations have faced: How do you decide when events like this are truly newsworthy and when you’re just giving hate groups free publicity?</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:43:42 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 52997 at http://kcur.org Treading Carefully When Covering Hate Groups NPR's David Folkenflik On Rupert Murdoch's Media Empire http://kcur.org/post/nprs-david-folkenflik-rupert-murdochs-media-empire <p>Phone hacking and bribing police are just a couple of the scandals that have come to light about Rupert Murdoch’s vast media empire.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:28:09 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 46352 at http://kcur.org NPR's David Folkenflik On Rupert Murdoch's Media Empire African American Women's Health Issues Missing From Magazines http://kcur.org/post/african-american-womens-health-issues-missing-magazines <p>Magazines have long been a primary source for entertainment and news. But as KU assistant professor Crystal Lumpkins points out, magazines are also crucial in providing women with tips and awareness on health issues.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:42:48 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 21099 at http://kcur.org African American Women's Health Issues Missing From Magazines Who Killed Commercial Radio? http://kcur.org/post/who-killed-commercial-radio <p>On this Tuesday&#39;s <a href="programs/centralstandard"><strong><em>Central Standard </em></strong></a>get to know two local filmmakers who asked, &quot;What happened to the radio industry, and what&#39;s the cost to our communities?&quot;</p><p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:30:21 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 15691 at http://kcur.org Who Killed Commercial Radio? Peabody Awards: NPR Among Honorees http://kcur.org/post/peabody-awards-npr-among-honorees The winners of this year's <a href="http://peabody.uga.edu/" target="_blank">George Foster Peabody Awards</a> for excellence in electronic media were just announced and NPR is among those being honored.<p>NPR work being recognized:<p>-- "<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/141763531/native-foster-care-lost-children-shattered-families" target="_blank">Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families</a>." Judges say "the three-part report detailed how cultural bias and possible financial gain" led South Dakota and 32 other states "to ignore federal law barring the separation of Native Ameri Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:45:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 15411 at http://kcur.org Peabody Awards: NPR Among Honorees Olbermann: 'I Screwed Up,' But Current TV Had Problems http://kcur.org/post/olbermann-i-screwed-current-tv-had-problems Essentially saying that he should have known better than to go to work for Current TV, Keith Olbermann said Tuesday night that he "screwed up" by taking the job last year.<p>But while Olbermann said "it's my fault that it didn't succeed," he also figuratively pointed his finger at Current for why things went wrong before <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/03/30/149715285/current-tv-fires-keith-olbermann-hell-be-replaced-by-eliot-spitzer" target="_blank">he was dismissed last week</a>.<p>"If you buy a $10 million chandelier you should have a house" to put it in, <a href="http://w Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:05:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 15404 at http://kcur.org Olbermann: 'I Screwed Up,' But Current TV Had Problems