Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Calvo-Roth broke barriers for women journalists
By  • 17 January 2019
On this week's show, a look at the life of a pioneering female journalist. Fortuna Calvo-Roth was born in 1934 to a Jewish family in Paris, but was raised in Lima, Peru. There she fell…
Peace Corps spurred career of New Yorker's Hessler
By  • 20 December 2018
On this special edition of Global Journalist, an extended interview with award-winning foreign correspondent and author Peter Hessler. In 1996, the U.S. Peace Corps sent the Columbia, Mo. native to the city of Fuling in…
Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. speaks out
By  • 11 January 2018
On this special edition of Global Journalist, we take a step back from international news to hear from Leonard Pitts Jr., a Pulitzer-winning syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald. Pitts is well-known liberal critiques of…
Pitts' career a journey from Top 40 radio to liberal columnist
By  • 11 January 2018
Leonard Pitts, Jr. called himself a writer at the age of five. Writing, for Pitts, was not something he decided to do – he followed something in his heart. “I'd told everybody that I was…
Despite insults, Muslim campaign reporter pursued empathy, fairness
By  • 28 December 2017
"As a journalist you want people to share their thoughts and their emotions with you." If there were only two words Asma Khalid would like radio listeners to associate with her work, those would be…
Photojournalism legend Clarkson opens up on career
By , • 20 January 2017
“Right now we are all living in a golden age of photojournalism. It’s here and now, and you are lucky to be a part of it.” Rich Clarkson has become an icon in the field…
Rich Clarkson, pioneering sports photographer
By  • 19 January 2017
Rich Clarkson is one of the founding fathers of modern sports photojournalism. Born in 1932, Clarkson's early photos of Wilt Chamberlain playing basketball at the University of Kansas in the 1950s were published in a…
Ferguson reshaped columnist's career
By  • 13 January 2017
Tony Messenger knew that his journalistic career would never be the same after the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. In the days after the unarmed 18-year-old black…
New management at Politico after growth
By , • 29 December 2016
As Washington adapts to a Trump administration, one of the Beltway’s most encyclopedic chroniclers is still in the midst of its own shakeup. Politico, the news site founded in 2007 by former Washington Post reporters…
Career of CNN Digital boss mirrors media revolution
By  • 25 January 2016
The digital age changed the way people get their news. But as it shifts from coming heaved to a doorstep by a child on a bike or via a 6:30 pm news anchor to being always accessible…
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