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Editorializing on the Cover of the NY Post

Say what you like about the New York Post, they have done some magnificent photo illustrations over the years on their cover as editorial commentary.  I don’t often agree with the Post, but they do great covers. Obama and “Islamic … Continue reading

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Some great blogs from my students

This last week my blogging and commentary student Austin Koeller wrote a state editorial I was pretty happy with.  He argued that U.S. Senator Deb Fischer was betraying her conservative supporters in north central Nebraska by supporting construction of the … Continue reading

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A Rough Week For Journalism Part 2: Remembering Bob Simon

Last week was a really rough week for the journalism world.  We lost two prominent journalists to unexpected deaths, we’ve had a respected news anchor suspended for six months for misrepresenting his participation in stories, and we’ve learned that our most … Continue reading

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A Rough Week For Journalism: Remembering the NYT’s David Carr

UPDATED 2/17/15 This has been a really rough week for the journalism world.  We’ve lost two prominent journalists to unexpected deaths, we’ve had a respected news anchor suspended for six months for misrepresenting his participation in stories, and we’ve learned … Continue reading

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Looking at some interesting Twitter feeds

In many of my classes, I require my students to use Twitter.  While I hope each of them will come up with their own list of people to follow, here are a few that make up a good starting point: … Continue reading

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JMC 406 Super Bowl Commercial Blogging Contest

Voting link now fixed! I asked my students in my commentary and blogging class to create a blog post that featured 2-to-5 Super Bowl commercials with commentary.  The one that gets the most votes wins a small prize. Read the … Continue reading

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Blogging the Super Bowl Commercials

So on Sunday of this week there was a massive showcase for creative and entertaining commercials on NBC.  Oh, and there was also a football game. Want to see all the commercials that you missed?  Sure you do!  Here are … Continue reading

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Mass Communication and Fear

I’m guest lecturing today in a  class on the Science of Fear.  Here are some readings that I’ve put together on the topic.  

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Lots going on to ask questions about! What happened to the staff photographers at Sports Illustrated? They all got let go.  All photography at the magazine will now be done by free lancers. How did movies headlined by women do last year? … Continue reading

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Thinking about King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

One of the greatest honors of my life was being invited to speak at the Martin Luther King, Jr. candlelight vigil Monday evening at the UNK student union, along with Kevin Chaney, UNK’s women’s basketball coach. Here’s what I had to say: When … Continue reading

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