Media Critics

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9:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Media Critics: What The Ferguson Headlines Say About The Press

Frank Morris has been covering Ferguson for KCUR and NPR.
Credit Frank Morris / KCUR

Covering intense events in the heat of the moment isn’t easy.

On Thursday's Up to Date, we turn a critical eye toward the press in the wake of the events in Ferguson, as the Media Critics join us.


  • Derek Donovan, The Kansas City Star
  • Pam Fine, University of Kansas
  • Frank Morris, KCUR
  • Margie Freivogel, news editor for St. Louis Public Radio
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10:06 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Media Critics: Accuracy And Paying For Sources

The Media Critics take a look at how the rush to break news often ends with inaccurate information.
Credit MacBeales/Flickr-CC

We’ve all seen the news breaking on Twitter, on Facebook and on the TV news tickers, but how often does the rush to be first end in a chorus of apologies for getting it wrong? 

On Tuesday's Up to Date, the Media Critics join Steve Kraske to discuss the big issues in journalism today. 


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12:00 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

The Media Critics, August 12, 2013

The Media Critics discuss how news organizations covered different stories.
Credit The Kansas City Star

Everyone's got an opinion on what that media's doing right-- and what it's doing wrong. On Monday's Up to Date, we talk with a few experts from the trenches about recent headlines: Derek Donovan, public editor at The Kansas City Star, Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media, and Pam Fine, Knight Chair & professor of journalism at the University of Kansas all weigh in on the topics. 

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6:00 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Media Critics: Fake Bylines, Anderson Cooper & An Ecdysiast Reporter

Anderson Cooper recently outed himself as gay in an email: "The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”

These days, it's hard to tell if you're reading a celebrity tabloid or the day's headlines.

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7:17 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

The Media Critics: Happy News Year!

Michele Bachmann holds a press conference following an appearance at Jubilee Family Church in Oskaloosa
Jason Noble, Des Moines Register

It’s easy to lose interest in political campaigns, but it’s the news media’s responsibility to make it interesting – and get it right.

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