Category Archives: Chapter 3

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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Of News, News Sites, and Chicken Sandwiches

Updated 2/24/16, 9:05 a.m. There’s been a bit of a hullabaloo on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus for the last week or so over what restaurants students would like to see come to the student union.  There was … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How does Apple feel about the court order requiring company to unlock iPhone? Hint: They don’t like it. Did the press do a good job of covering the pope’s remarks about Donald Trump? No, they did not.  In fact, many, … Continue reading

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How “Little Shop of Horrors” would have ended if Disney hadn’t forced a change

If you’ve ever had me for class, you know that as much of a Disney fan as I can be (Love Big Hero Six and Wreck It Ralph), I really hate what the studio has done to some classic stories. … Continue reading

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Why Media Bias is Complicated

If you want to ever get involved in a no-win scenario argument about the media, start talking about media bias.  Critics on both the right and the left maintain that there is either a liberal or a conservative bias in … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 4 – Young Adult & Children’s Bestsellers

The New York Times has several bestseller lists that deal with books targeted at children and young adults.  Take a look to see if your favorites are still on the list.  Note that books for children and young adults typically stay … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 4 – Three Cups of Redemption for Mortenson?

Greg Mortenson, author of the memoir Three Cups of Tea, faced enormous criticism in 2011 when several investigations turned up evidence that he had fabricated substantial portions of his two books about building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But now, in … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Is public relations simply talking to people, placing press releases and blocking access to executives? In fact, none of those are at the core of modern PR, according to PR mogul Richard Edelman.  Good summary of what public relations is … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Is it ok for high school students to “<3 Boobies”? Yes. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wanted to stop two young women from wearing “I <3 Boobies” bracelets … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What are the six types of Twitter communities?  And which are the most toxic? Would you be surprised if it were the political ones? Nah, me neither.  This is from The Fix blog at the WaPo, but you can read … Continue reading

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