Category Archives: Chapter 13

Blue Hill students present challenging “Laramie Project”

Story from NTV – Nebraska TV Blue Hill, Nebraska is a small town by most people’s standards, with a population under 1,000.  But that doesn’t stop the local high school from having a vibrant theater program.  Over the last few … Continue reading

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Election News in the News

There’s a lot of strange news about the upcoming election going on.  Here’s a sampling: Jay Rosen: Newspapers shouldn’t apologize for criticizing Trump Media critic and NYU professor Jay Rosen argues that newspapers that have been harsh in their reporting … Continue reading

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Local TV station news operation has a bad day

So, my local NTV News television station has had a bad day covering a murder trial in Kansas.  We’ll let them tell the story:

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How can Fox maintain their journalistic reputation? WaPo conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin argues that Trump campaign gives commentators a challenge when it comes to responding to extreme spin. And she also wonders what Fox can do to maintain their journalistic reputation. … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How did Google pass Apple to become world’s most valuable company? Bad question, because most of the time it isn’t – but Google is sometimes.  Investors bullish on Google/Alphabet’s future; wondering what Apple’s next big product will be. Why is … Continue reading

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“I need some muscle over here” – The rest of the story

Melissa Click, an assistant professor of communication at University of Missouri’s Department of Communication who became briefly last fall when she called for “some muscle” to help get rid of a student photographer and a videographer covering campus protests, has … Continue reading

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Trying to Control the News

There’ve been several stories over the last few days of governments attempting to control the news.  Here are links to two of them: Judge forces Florida paper to “unpublish” information According to Columbia Journalism Review, a judge in Florida has … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What’s wrong with a Bloomingdale’s ad that suggests you secretly spike your date’s drink? ‘Cause date rape is always in style, Bloomies… (To be fair, after they got ripped on social media, the store apologized. How do you make money … Continue reading

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Mizzou Protests: Media Attention Is Not A Faucet You Can Turn Off And On

If you follow the same kind of people and media outlets on Twitter as I do, you’ve likely been overwhelmed with the firehose of news and opinions about the events at University of Missouri (Mizzou) over the last few days. … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

After a couple of weeks of motorcycle travel posts, we’re back to your regularly scheduled media content. Why were so many people upset by Gawker outing a top Conde Nast executive? The gossipy blogging site Gawker has a long history … Continue reading

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