Monthly Archives: October 2010

Rocky Horror Glee Reaction #2

Debbie Deese Linder is a former student of mine from my West Virginia days.  She is in her 40s, is a lesbian in a committed relationship, and has been a hard core Rocky fan since the mid 1980s.  Here’s her reaction … Continue reading

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Rocky Horror Glee Reaction #1

I posted my reaction to preview materials of the Rocky Horror Glee Show last week, and nothing I saw during the episode changed my opinion.  But I’m an old guy who used to go to Rocky Horror Picture Show when … Continue reading

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NPR, Fox, & Juan Williams

UPDATE 2: Full segment from Fox for Juan Williams comments. UPDATE: Jon Stewart weighs in on the Juan Williams dust-up. Here’s a round up of stories covering the endless debate over NPR firing news commentator Juan Williams and the role … Continue reading

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Rocky Horror Glee Show – Everything from the margin moves to the center

The ever-popular Fox show choir series Glee is doing a Rocky Horror themed Halloween episode next week.  As a long time Rocky fan, I’m both pleased and dismayed.  Pleased, because I think Rocky is good, campy fun and could fit … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Will Netflix offer a “streaming only” subscription? Sounds like it’s coming. Netflix now has 16.9 million subscribers according to the company’s earnings report out today. Are readers capable of being civil in the online comment sections of media sites? Apparently … Continue reading

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John Hockenberry Interview from C-SPAN

This interview with journalist John Hockenberry is one of my favorites from C-SPAN’s old Booknotes series.  It’s now available through the C-SPAN video archives.  A great story about living with disability, and a great series of stories from an interesting … Continue reading

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Twitter for Reporting

As a followup to the Omaha 10/10/10 conference on the future of digital media, my depth reporting class talked a bit about using Twitter as a reporting tool.  My first exposure to the idea came from a 2008 On The … Continue reading

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Reflections on Omaha 10/10/10

Updates with more links coming I had a great visit Monday to the Omaha 10/10/10 conference held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha this last weekend.  The conference was designed to look at communication technology development in all fields … Continue reading

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More SCOTUS Westboro Church Case

Here’s a quick roundup of several interesting stories on Westboro Church funeral protest case: Protecting funerals and free speech – Ruth Marcus, WP’sPost Partisan Also compares case to that of Falwell and Flynt. Arguments before the court – WP’s story … Continue reading

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Does What Happens in Philly Stay in Philly?

That would be a no.  What happened in Philadelphia? The National Republic Senatorial Committee shot an ad disparaging the West Virginia Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate for being too close to President Obama.  Perfectly acceptable political rhetoric.  What wasn’t … Continue reading

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