Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
University at sea sails despite COVID 19
By  • 16 May 2022
The MV World Odyssey this year became the first cruise ship to attempt sailing for four consecutive months since the start of the pandemic. The ship served as home to 600 students and faculty participating…
Not the post-COVID travel surge that Eastern Europe was expecting
By  • 16 May 2022
After two years of COVID-19 lockdowns, Poland was looking forward to getting its tourism economy started again. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine changed that.  The MV World Odyssey cruise ship is just one data point in…
After 159 years, Stars and Stripes is fighting for its future
By  • 20 November 2020
The first edition of the newspaper known as Stars and Stripes rolled off the presses in Bloomfield, Missouri, during the Civil War. It marked the birth of a newspaper that, for 159 years, has…
Transcript: Accessibility in media
By  • 18 November 2020
Participants in the 2017 Disability Pride Parade NYC in New York on July 9, 2017. Photo Credit: Rainmaker Photo/MediaPunch/IPX This is a transcript of the audio program for the first part in our series about…
'Panama Papers' journalist describes sprawling investigation
By  • 2 January 2020
Marina Walker Guevara has managed two massive global investigations for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Both the 'Panama Papers' and 'Paradise Papers' investigations of offshore tax havens and money laundering involved a global network…
Influencer boom draws scrutiny
By  • 6 December 2019
Social media influencers have enjoyed rapid growth in recent years. From an industry that was virtually non-existent a decade ago, companies are projected to pay individuals $10 billion globally in 2020 to laud their products…
Japan, South Korea face population bust [rebroadcast]
By  • 29 November 2019
Japan and South Korea face stark demographic change. Longer life spans and low birth rates in both countries have led to rapidly aging populations. At 126 million, Japan's population is already declining and is forecast…
The new art censorship
By  • 22 November 2019
From the love poems of Ovid to Michelangelo’s painted nudes in the Sistine Chapel, art censorship has a long history. Yet today’s censorship is taking some new forms. As Instagram has become one of the…
Islamic schools grapple with abuse scandals
By  • 14 November 2019
The Catholic Church isn't alone in facing widespread child sex abuse allegations. Islamic schools internationally are also confronting a history of abuse. On this week's show, a look at recent investigations of abuse in Islamic…
Bolivia, Ecuador protests challenge media
By  • 7 November 2019
From Chile to Haiti, massive anti-government protests have spiraled across Latin America in recent weeks. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at what's fueling discontent in Bolivia and Ecuador - and how the…
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