Category Archives: education

The Secret Service disconnect: Sex trafficking

I’m not the first to ask, but I will anyway- What was the disconnect with the Secret Service and U.S. military members who, according to federal investigators, allegedly paid to have sex with Columbian prostitutes? The men are alleged to … Continue reading

Posted in education, Journalism, News, Politics, The United States | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Post script: Premature reports of Joe Paterno’s death raise questions about some news organizations

More revelations today about news organizations that failed to independently confirm unsubstantiated reports last night that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died. Paterno has since died, but at the time he was still alive. Saturday night, Penn … Continue reading

Posted in broadcasting, education, Journalism, new media, News, newspapers, Radio, The United States | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Premature reports of Joe Paterno’s death raise questions about some news organizations

It’s a sin in the journalism profession to fail to independently confirm rumors as fact before reporting them. Usually, you confirm the facts from more than one source.  That’s a basic Journalism 101 rule. Unfortunately, it happens too often, especially … Continue reading

Posted in broadcasting, education, Journalism, new media, News, newspapers, The United States | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Wildlife refuge for migrating birds draws thousands of visitors

Barney McCoy for NET News (2011-12-02) Click here to listen to my radio report on NET News. SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, MO (NET Radio) – Ten miles east of Rulo, Neb., the Missouri River floodplain gives way to Squaw … Continue reading

Posted in broadcasting, education, nebraska, News, Radio, The United States, University of Nebraska | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In the Moment

A chilly fall day raking leaves. As my wife and I watched our dog Makai frolicking in the leaves I was reminded how dogs (kids too) are so great at living in the moment. Shouldn’t we too? Click the video … Continue reading

Posted in dogs, education, Entertainment, nebraska, Pets, The United States, Uncategorized, University of Nebraska | Leave a comment

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

Posted in broadcasting, Business, Economy, education, Environment, Gulf Oil Spill, Journalism, new media, News, newspapers, Politics, The United States, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in broadcasting, Economy, education, Environment, Journalism, Kansas, nebraska, News, newspapers, Politics, television, The United States, Uncategorized, University of Nebraska | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Banking, Business, Economy, education, nebraska, The United States | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Bevo Francis will get Hall of Fame recognition

It took 58 years. Next March, Francis will be inducted into the The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2011-12 Hall of Fame. Continue reading

Posted in broadcasting, education, Entertainment, Journalism, NCAA, News, newspapers, Sports, television, The United States, University of Nebraska | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Swept into 9-11-2001

It’s a collective freeze-frame in the consciousness of America. We were all swept into it. Anyone alive on September 11, 2001 can tell you where they were, who they were with, and what they were doing the day four hijacked … Continue reading

Posted in broadcasting, Defense, education, Journalism, News, Radio, television, Terrorism, The United States, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment