Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
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…
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…
Overtourism on the rise
By  • 1 November 2019
Global tourism is a booming industry. But in a growing number of places around the world, the surge in tourism is too much of a good thing. Venice, Italy has been depopulated as year-round residents…
The expanding right to be forgotten
By  • 18 October 2019
Picture the most humiliating experience of your life. Now imagine that this awful moment was captured on video by someone else and posted online where anyone could access it just by Googling your name. This…
New York Times' Baquet addresses Trump controversies
By  • 8 October 2019
From the New York Times' reluctance to use the word "lie" or "racist" to describe statements by President Trump to what the news outlet has learned from its coverage of the 2016 election, Executive Editor…
The vape debate goes global
By  • 3 October 2019
Juul and other e-cigarette makers are facing new limits on the sale of their products in the U.S. But internationally, vaping companies are looking to grow. How governments regulate e-cigarettes varies wildly. In some countries,…
Journalists seeking asylum face U.S. detention
By  • 12 September 2019
Among those affected by the Trump administration's restrictions on immigration are foreign journalists who have had to flee their home countries because of their work. Like other migrants, these journalists who come to the U.S.…
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