Category Archives: Economy

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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Digging out

In Lincoln, Neb., the snow that pummeled this stretch of the Midwest yesterday has given way to sunshine. UNL classes have resumed. Despite the usual weather related accidents, traffic has returned to near normal. Businesses are open. Life is good … Continue reading

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ABC News strikes out on live coverage of Obama “fiscal cliff” remarks

NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox?  They were all there Monday providing live coverage when President Barack Obama delivered remarks saying it looked like an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff was “in sight.”  One exception: ABC News. The network was missing … Continue reading

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Engineer raises concerns over Keystone XL pipeline

An interesting commentary by civil engineer Mike Klink in our local paper today. It’s about TransCanada, the company proposing to build the Keystone XL pipeline across Nebraska. Klink shared his concerns from his days working on the first Keystone pipeline … Continue reading

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XL pipeline- Getting the facts straight

Every big controversy seems to generate its own information fog.  Facts may be  incomplete or missing altogether. Reporting can get fuzzy. The debate over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is no different. Rhetoric abounds. Facts may be iffy. The question … Continue reading

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The Keystone XL pipeline: Missing the point

The controversy surrounding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline reached new heights Friday when the U.S. State Department hosted the last in a series of public hearings on the 1,700 mile pipeline. It would carry tar sand crude oil from Canada … Continue reading

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Social Security: Fixing the class gap

There’s a class gap in Social Security. Here’s one idea to close the class gap and mend the Social Security so that it will support generations of future Americans. Continue reading

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Mr. President: What’s going on?

Mom, wife, CFO and military veteran Velma Hart asked President Obama a powerful question at a CNBC town hall meeting Monday. “I’ve been told that I voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a … Continue reading

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University of Nebraska students tackle 2010 USA National Games

This may be the most fun I’ve had as a journalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It’s exhausting, mostly fun and a fascinating experiment that combines journalism and advertising students, faculty and staff. This class of 55 journalism and … Continue reading

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FCC’s wireless mic ban imposes unfair burden

I’m thinking out loud here. Five or six wireless microphones. It doesn’t sound like a lot. Multiply that by thousands of wireless mics rendered useless by the federal government and it adds up.  It may place an unfair burden worth … Continue reading

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