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    Your View: Ebola Hoax Report

    Posted 9:59 PM 10/29/2014 by Camille Hayes and Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On Oct. 16, KOMU posted a report on its Facebook page regarding an Ebola hoax in Cole County. The text that supplemented a link to the story said, "A ‘hoax' Ebola report sent first responders scrambling in Cole County this morning."

    One viewer was angry at our word choice. (More)

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    Your View: Your View's Purpose

    Posted 4:58 PM 5/9/2014 by Connor Wist and Elizabeth Kuhlman, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - A few weeks ago, KOMU 8 News received a call from a viewer fussing about the way Your View was presented.

    It was about our insistence that no matter what the entertainment program, we must break in to report breaking weather alerts -- break in in great detail.

    "I (More)

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    Your View: Election Coverage

    Posted 5:10 PM 5/2/2014 by Joe Proszek and Emily Potthast, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On April 8, KOMU provided coverage, including a live update blog, for that night's local election coverage for Mid-Missouri.

    The coverage ranged from Boone to Cooper to Randolph County, and KOMU had several staff members working throughout the night to contact precincts and (More)

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    Your View: Frank Haith Coverage

    Posted 1:43 PM 5/2/2014 by Alexis Rogers and Megan Schultz, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - A few weeks ago, KOMU 8 News did in-depth coverage of MU basketball coach Frank Haith leaving for Tulsa. 

    We put the story at the top of several newscasts, and interrupted NBC programming for the announcement. 

    But, some followers on our Facebook page felt we (More)

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    Your View: Bri Kulas Coverage

    Posted 6:48 PM 4/26/2014 by Alexandria Pierce, Ky Bright and NIcole Neidenberg KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - In early April, KOMU 8 News reported Missouri woman's basketball player Bri Kulas was drafted into the Women's Basketball Association.

    The next day a viewer emailed KOMU 8 News and said he felt the story was not given proper coverage. We took a look at why KOMU 8 News does not (More)

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    Your View: Severe Weather Coverage

    Your View: Severe Weather Coverage

    Posted 7:43 PM 4/25/2014 by Andie Lowenstein and Julia Manning, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Earlier this month, KOMU 8 News broke into NBC Programming for live wall-to-wall severe weather coverage, following tornado warnings on the air for more than two and a half hours.

    Some viewers question why KOMU stayed on the air for so long and were upset about missing other (More)

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    Your View: Details of Teacher Abuse Allegations

    Posted 12:58 PM 4/14/2014 by Nicole Krasavage and Kelsey Kerwin, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - In early April, KOMU 8 News reported on allegations that an Audrain County teacher inflicted "emotional abuse" that lead to the hospitalization of a student.

    A concerned parent reached out to KOMU 8 (More)

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    Your View: Roller Rink Accused of Discrimination "Newsworthy"

    Your View: Roller Rink Accused of Discrimination "Newsworthy"

    Posted 5:34 PM 4/11/2014 by Hailee Hopkins, William Joy and Samantha Granes Bezic, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - In late March, KOMU 8 News reported on a discrimination complaint filed against 'Empire Roller Rink' by an MU student.

    Some viewers thought the report was prejudiced and not newsworthy. We took a look at why KOMU 8 News decided to cover the story.

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    YOUR VIEW: Bus Driver Assault Fair and Newsworthy

    Posted 11:37 AM 4/2/2014 by Lexi Spivak and Eric Hilt, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - In March, KOMU 8 News reported a bus driver who was seen on surveillance footage hitting a child across the face with his bus route list.  Columbia Police arrested Robert Harris Braid, 55, on third-degree assault charges.  He was later released with a summons to (More)

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    Your View: Car Accident Picture on Website

    Posted 7:11 PM 3/21/2014 by Nathalie Granda and Maddy Glab, KOMU 8 News Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Earlier this month, KOMU 8 News reported on a car found in a creek that ultimately revealed the death 31-year-old John Clardy and 2-year-old Caeden Clardy. 

    John Clardy was reported to be missing with his son. The Missouri State Highway said the car traveled off the south (More)

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Good journalism is about being accountable. It's bringing you the truth, covering both sides of a story, being accurate and making corrections if needed. As a news organization that teaches journalism, we hold ourselves to the highest standard and welcome your feedback. If you have questions or comments about KOMU 8's news coverage, we want to hear from you.

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