Church Leaders Voice Their View

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Friday, October 19 2007 Oct 19, 2007 Friday, October 19, 2007 5:55:37 PM CDT October 19, 2007 in News

"I think it is just great you are thinking about how religion does play a role in people's lives. I think that is part of balanced reporting, is reporting that spiritual side," Phil Dooley, with Open Door Baptist Church, said.

Some pastors felt local news is too heavy on crime.

"We know there is crime in our community and it is your job to report it but not to dwell on it and beat it to death," said Jim Bryan with Missouri United Methodist.

Dooley said he would like to see more in-depth reporting.

"Anybody can do what they call sound bite journalism but to me I really appreciate when a news broadcast will go behind the scenes and take a day or two days or a week or a month looking at a specific news item and reporting it in more detail," Dooley said.

KOMU surveyed law enforcement officials last week.

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