#Mizzou: Media professor demands "muscle" to block student reporter from reporting protests

University of Missouri Professor Melissa Click telling a student journalist to leave a public space. (Mark Schierbecker/YouTube)

A video of a protest at the University of Missouri shows a professor of mass media blocking a student reporter from reporting.

Tim Tai, a student photographer on freelance assignment for ESPN, was trying to take photos of a small tent city protesters had created on a campus quad at the University of Missouri.

Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media, blocked Mr. Tai and yelled, “Who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? I need some muscle over here.”

‘I Need Some Muscle’: Missouri Activists Block Journalists [nytimes.com]

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