Category Archives: JMC 406

Video Blogging Examples for my Commentary Students

My Blogging and Commentary students are hard at work right now on their video blogging assignments, so I thought I would put up some links to work by former students from this class and also just some fun examples I’ve … Continue reading

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Kathleen Parker for my commentary students – 2013

My commentary and blogging students are reading Kathleen Parker for class this week.  She’s one of my favorite columnists because she is always challenging conventional labels.  No Dreaded Talking Points from Parker! Class (and everyone else) here are her Pulitzer … Continue reading

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Columnists for my commentary class – 2013

Here are links to a number of columnists and columnist index pages from newspapers around the country for my commentary writing students, and anyone else who’s interested. National Columnists Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist.  His column written in response … Continue reading

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Blogs From My Commentary Class

As I mentioned the other day, I’m teaching commentary and blogging this semester, and I’ve got an interesting group of students who will be commenting on just about everything over the semester.  Here are their blogs! Eric Nelson – nelsonej2’s … Continue reading

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NY Times v. Guy Fieri – The News Value of a Brutal Review

You may have heard that last week New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells absolutely savaged Food Network host Guy Fieri’s new Times Square restaurant Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. The review, written entirely as a series of questions, suggests that … Continue reading

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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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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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West Bank Story Review Blogoff

Students in my commentary class watched the Oscar-winning short film West Bank Story in class on Thursday.  They’ve all written reviews, and are now competing for who wrote the best blog entry on the film.  Here are links to the … Continue reading

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