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Changing Role Of The Journalist, Artist Roger Shimomura

Thomas Leuthard

Media critic Jay Rosen has been writing about evidence-based vs. accusation-driven journalism for years. Rosen joins us, along with a few local thinkers, in conversation about what's at stake for journalism, and what's next, as we head into a Trump presidency.

Also, Lawrence artist Roger Shimomura shares how his identity and time spent in an internment camp during World War II influence his work, currently on display at the Belger Arts Center.


  • Jay Rosen, media critic, Press Think
  • Peggy Lowe, KCUR investigative reporter
  • Pam Fine, journalism professor, Kansas University
  • Max Skidmore​, political science professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Roger Shimomura, Lawrence, Kansas-based artist
Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Andrea Tudhope is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Kansas City, Missouri. She is currently coordinating producer for America Amplified, a national public media community engagement initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.