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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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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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25 Years of Opinion

Twenty-five years ago this week I started teaching college at Northern Arizona University.  Among the classes I taught that semester was Opinion Writing. Today, I’ll be starting in on a fresh section of that class, only now it’s called Commentary … 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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Tumblr Blog Humanae Categorizes Skin Color as Pantone Codes

There is a fantastically cool Tumblr blog called Humanae that presents simple photos of people showing their skin (in a safe-for-work way) along with the Pantone code that describes the person’s skin color. (The background for each image also uses … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 1 – Who’s doing the communicating? Fox and CNN get health care decision wrong; everyone turns to blog for accurate news

Among my Seven Truths They Don’t Want You To Know About the Media is Truth #2 -There are no mainstream media (MSM).  Of course we have big and small media; however, we use all kinds of media and our old … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – Zhao Jing: Blogging in China

Zhao Jing, who writes under the pen name “Michael Anti” was one of the first Chinese bloggers to come to world attention when Microsoft took his blog down from their servers following complaints from the Chinese government: Washington Post: Philip P. … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How Can You Write a Better Blog? Some great suggestions from Dan Frommer, author of the tech blog SplatF. Here’s the Cliff Notes version: Accuracy, readable, skeptical, attributed, context, critical but fair, mechanics, original, new. Why Does Scooby-Doo Need People … 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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Blogs & Twitter Accounts for my JMC 406 Student

Here are the blogs and Twitter accounts for all of my Commentary and Blogging students.  Classmates, you should be following all of these Twitter accounts and reading the blogs. Rocio Irun Blog: http://nebraskalive.wordpress.com/ Twitter:  @rocioirun Alison Sievers Blog: http://alisonlerae.wordpress.com Twitter: … Continue reading

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