Category Archives: broadcasting

Muhammad Ali: My version

The news of Muhammad Ali’s death seemingly caught everyone’s attention last Friday. Especially those of us, and there are many, who met him personally. Ali touched so many lives. I was in awe of his brash confidence and exquisite boxing … Continue reading

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Donald Trump bungles facts, history on General John Pershing, Pigs, and Muslims

Did GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump confuse fiction for fact when he recounted a story last week for an audience at a South Carolina campaign stop? The fable involves former WWI General John J. Pershing’s service in the Philippines in the early … Continue reading

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Some historical context for University of Missouri protestors who blocked journalists

Journalists are sometimes targets of criticism for the way we perform our jobs. The criticism is fair if a journalist knowingly get their facts wrong, act with bias, or if self-aggrandizement creeps into their reporting. (See: Brian Williams, NBC) It … Continue reading

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For journalists: A more dangerous world

Kill the messenger It’s the figurative “Kill the messenger” tactic- Try to discredit journalists because the truths they report expose deceit, fraud, illegal or immoral activity by those who are doing the condemning. “Killing the messenger” should not be confused … Continue reading

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A social media snapshot reveals the power and reach of mobile

What the heck is that? The illustration below is a NodeXL tool map graph created via the Social Media Lab at the University of Nebraska Omaha. It illustrates the various flight paths of Tweets that made mention of the MobileMe&You … Continue reading

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Make it clear to your audience: In this tragic story NBC doesn’t, CNN does

It’s a journalism basic Make the story understandable to your audience. Continue reading

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Bevo Francis; basketball scoring legend who saved his college dies

Bevo Francis is doing something he hasn’t been able to do for a long, long time. He’s dropping jump shots from every place on some basketball court far removed from earth, far removed from physical boundaries and his battle against … Continue reading

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A Nebraska legend turns 100: Don Meier

Happy 100th birthday Don Meier. This Oshkosh, Nebraska native and College of Journalism and Mass Communications graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln strides across the century mark today. I talk with Don and Lorena by phone several times a year … Continue reading

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Unpaid internships- A court victory that asks “How do you filter them?”

A court victory for unpaid interns today and possibly a wake-up call for corporate America. Yesterday, New York federal judge William Pauley ruled in favor of  two interns suing Fox Searchlight over the internship programs of Fox Entertainment Group. The … Continue reading

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Storm chasers: deadly consequences

I woke-up to this sad news today: ***BREAKING NEWS*** Storm chasers Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras and Carl Young all died in El Reno during Friday night’s tornadoes. Tim Samaras was a well-respected chaser who was familiar to many … Continue reading

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