Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
'Brutal and unfathomable:' Two professors honored for work on threat to Mexico's journalists
By , • 7 July 2022
On June 29, newspaper reporter Antonio de la Cruz became the latest journalist to be killed in Mexico, where as many as a dozen have been killed so far in 2022, according to press freedom…
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…
Why Nicaragua's journalists had to leave their country to keep reporting on it
By  • 7 December 2021
Daniel Ortega once fought a Nicaraguan dictator. Now he has become one. Before "winning" a fourth term as the country's president in November, the former leftist freedom fighter systematically jailed all his leading opponents. Then…
9/11: Then and now
By  • 11 September 2021
Nothing reminds us of how small our world is so much as the anniversary of this terrible day. While President Joe Biden recently declared an end to America's long war in Afghanistan, the impact of…
Flipping the script on newsroom equity
By  • 25 November 2020
The newsroom has long been extolled as a place that pioneers social change — and speaks truth to power. My colleagues and I continued this tradition by talking to well-respected journalists about how their own…
In Japan, women journalists still struggle for equality
By  • 25 November 2020
Japan's women journalists still lag behind men in salary and status. Click here for the full story about gender equity in newsrooms around the globe.
The fight for press freedom in Hong Kong
By  • 20 November 2020
Hong Kong is a case study in the fragility of press freedom: In this episode, Global Journalist investigates how a new National Security Law and a accreditation system for reporters are affecting journalism in a…
After three years of #MeToo, are newsrooms more diverse?
By , , • 20 November 2020
In the wake of #MeToo and the death of George Floyd, many public figures and institutions have had intense conversations about gender and racial inequities. The news media has brought these conversations to the attention…
How a sportswriter challenged a government
By  • 19 November 2020
Just before the COVID pandemic sent the world into lockdown last spring, visitors to the True/False film festival — an annual showing of top documentaries in Columbia, Missouri — got a sneak preview of a…
How to make news accessible. Really.
By  • 18 November 2020
Five years ago, Sandy Murillo could not have been an associate producer at CRIS Radio, a daily podcast that reads newspapers and other periodicals to people with visual impairments. The newsroom's production tools didn't work…
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