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    YOUR VIEW: How Fashion Affects the News

    Posted 7:20 PM 12/13/2013 by Lauren Bale and Michelle Clemens, KOMU 8 News Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Fashion has certainly changed over the years, and the wardrobe of news anchors and reporters is no exception. Some viewers say clothing and jewelry can be distracting and anchors should stick to wearing something more traditional.

    Laura Leach, a KOMU 8 viewer, wrote the station (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: KOMU 8's Decision to Run Fayette Prayer Suit Story

    Posted 11:28 AM 12/8/2013 by Addison Walton and Xiaoyun Wu, KOMU 8 Reporters

    FAYETTE - On Nov. 20 and 21, KOMU ran two stories that about the Fayette School District being sued for having teacher sponsored and school promoted prayer sessions at the area high school. Many viewers posted comments via Facebook about the story and questioned our decision to run the story (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: A Closer Look at Why We Covered H&M Clothing Coming To Columbia

    Posted 8:39 PM 11/20/2013 by Joshua Teasley and Turner Twyman, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On November 7, a KOMU 8 digital producer posted on our website that H&M Clothing planned to expand to the Columbia Mall. Several of our viewers commented on the story, some saying it wasn't newsworthy.

    One viewer said, "How the hell is this news worthy?!?!"

    Another (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: KOMU 8's Decision to Break into National News

    Posted 4:24 PM 11/15/2013 by Michelle Schuelke and Eric Stoyanov, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 News broke into NBC's Nightly News Nov. 5 to air a live press conference with Ryan Ferguson's family and attorney. Some viewers sent emails to the station calling the decision "poor judgement." In this week's Your View, we take a closer look at why KOMU 8 News made the decision (More)

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    Your View: How We Covered the Affordable Care Act

    Posted 3:39 PM 11/8/2013 by Christine Roto & Yuqing Pan, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On October 14th, KOMU reported on a story about how the Affordable Care Act made preventative screening more accessible to women. Some viewers commented on KOMU's Facebook calling the story "free advertisement" for the new healthcare program. In this week's Your View, we take a closer (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: A Closer Look at the KOMU 8 News Comment Policies

    YOUR VIEW: A Closer Look at the KOMU 8 News Comment Policies

    Posted 2:36 PM 11/1/2013 by Jen Lask and Dan Molloy, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 News viewer Alicia Stanford wrote on the station's Facebook page on Monday, asking that viewer comments be banned from the page. Stanford cited the comments about a fatal accident on I-70 on October 26, 2013. 

    "It is ridiculous how some of the moronic people from (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: How We Covered a Columbia Murder

    Posted 5:05 PM 10/25/2013 by Emily Hauger and Paige Hornor, KOMU Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On October 10, KOMU 8 News posted a photo of a murder victim to our Facebook page, and it sparked discussion both on Facebook and in KOMU's newsroom. KOMU 8 digital producer Blair Miller took a public photo from Satina Beckner's Facebook and used it to humanize the story (More)

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    Your View: How We Covered the Katy Place Apartments Accident

    Posted 4:33 PM 10/23/2013 by Tom Casselman, KOMU Reporter

    COLUMBIA - On October 10th, KOMU reported that a construction worker who fell at Katy Place Apartments had died due to information from the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office.

    But, that information was wrong, and KOMU corrected the mistake as soon as it found out. Despite running a (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Naming Alleged Victim Draws Criticism

    Posted 8:03 PM 10/9/2013 by Taylor Beck & Ellie Coatar, KOMU 8 Producers

    COLUMBIA - In September, KOMU 8 News aired a story continuing our coverage of the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon.  

    In the original report as well as follow-ups, KOMU 8 News made the decision to name the victim on air and online (More)

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    State Releases Audit of St. Louis Public Schools

    State Releases Audit of St. Louis Public Schools

    Posted 11:30 AM 9/4/2013 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - A state audit of St. Louis Public Schools finds that the district continues to grapple with its standardized testing oversight after a cheating probe at several schools.

    State Auditor Tom Schweich released his report Wednesday morning. His office examined school finances (More)

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