Category Archives: JMC 406

Columnists for your reading pleasure

Here are links to a number of columnists and columnist index pages from newspapers around the country for my JMC 406 commentary writing students, and anyone else who’s interested.  It has previously been published here in somewhat different form. National … 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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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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JMC 406 Student Blogs

This spring I’m teaching my Blogging & Commentary Writing class, a course I’ve taught in one form or another since the winter of 1988 (Hint: Blogging wasn’t part of the title then…)  Here are links to my students’ blogs and … Continue reading

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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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