Category Archives: Chapter 6

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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Worst automated story promo placement ever?

So, this probably wasn’t the story promo you were hoping to pair with the Nebraska senior pictures story…  

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Has the University of Illinois repealed the First Amendment for its faculty? New tenured prof gets contract dropped over “vulgar and insulting” tweets. What can marketers learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge? Make it fun. Make it easy. Make it … Continue reading

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Who are the Press?

One question that’s pretty hard to answer these days is “Who is a reporter?” Is this someone who works for a newspaper?  A television station? A radio network?  Most folks would say, yes, these people are reporters. But as I … 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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Pre-class video: Joe Jackson singing “Sunday Papers”

Here’s Joe Jackson making a visit from the 1980s with his song “Sunday Papers.” Because we’re talking about newspapers today.

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Was Justin Bieber the most important story in America yesterday?

As you no doubt have heard, if you were paying attention to almost any news media in America yesterday, Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning for drag racing and DUI in Miami, Florida.  In fact, if … Continue reading

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