Monthly Archives: April 2011

Right Here in Nebraska

I was reminded of a great little song about my adopted state of Nebraska this morning by my lovely wife.  For those of you who don’t know much about this state, here’s a refresher course:

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Video Blogs, Part 2

Here is the second round of video blog entries from my commentary students.  You can see the first round here. Alison Sievers – Homesick for Homaha Jay Sloan – Top 5 songs of all time Note from your editor: He … Continue reading

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Video blogs from my students, then and now

My commentary students are currently posting their video blog entries, in some cases somewhat against their will. And that’s actually the point of this assignment. I want them all to get used to the idea of creating and posting video. … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 4 – Nicholas Kristof on the Three Cups of Tea fuss

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has written extensively on issues  surrounding world poverty, and he considers Greg Mortinson, the embattled author of Three Cups of Tea, to be a friend.  That makes his reaction to the recent charges to … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 4 – Three Cups of the Boston Globe in the 90s

My commentary students and I spent class yesterday talking about the Greg Mortenson Three Cups of Tea case study, and talk there led to discussion of the Mike Barnicle / Patricia Smith case. Here’s a link to a great in-depth … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 4 – Three Cups of James Frey?

Another memoirist is in the process of being caught telling stories that may have only a minimal connection with reality. Greg Mortenson, author of the best sellers Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools, has been accused in both … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Noriega, CNN and Prior Restraint

I was lecturing recently on free press/fair trial issues, and touched on the CNN/Noriega case.  In this case the court issued a temporary restraining order against CNN to prevent the network from broadcasting tapes of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega … Continue reading

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Video Commentaries for J406

Here’s a thread to post links to video commentaries you would like to show in class on Thursday.  I’ll embed a few of my own later today. Fast Fix by Chris Cillzza of the Washington Post Commentary from the Post’s … Continue reading

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Questions worth asking (maybe)

Why on earth would a newspaper tell reporters not to engage with community? Are these guys nuts? This almost guarantees that people will view their media as being completely disconnected from their concerns. How should journalism schools teach mobile media? … Continue reading

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Denny’s and IMC

In the advertising chapter of my book Mass Communication: Living in a Media World, I talk about the Integrated Marketing Communication campaign that Denny’s started back in 2009 to build its brand among lapsed and infrequent customers.  They put together … Continue reading

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