Category Archives: News

The Sandy Hook massacre: Do journalists need to interview children?

As journalists we are frequently taught to ask questions first and decide later what to use.  It’s good advice I share with my students. In today’s Internet fueled news world though the Sandy Hook massacre should give journalists something on … Continue reading

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What’s in a marriage? Perspectives

I was compelled to watch our oldest daughter Emily McCoy Glover talk about marriage tonight. What are the secrets to a lasting marriage? Emily was a guest on a live global video chat hosted by the Huffington Post. Emily married … Continue reading

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Corn leaves in the wind (and other drought effects)

I’ve never seen it before. Across Lincoln, foot-long dried corn leaves are flying in from miles away, blown by the wind, scattered across city lawns and parks.  The browned corn leaves that seemingly have a life and journey of their … Continue reading

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When a mentor dies

Charles Atkin was 66-years-old  when he died in his sleep this week. The chairperson of Michigan State University’s Department of Communication and a University Distinguished Professor of communication was dearly loved. Chuck, as he liked to be called by friends, … Continue reading

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CNN, Fox News credibility in question after Supreme Court ruling

It’s what CNN and Fox News didn’t do about yesterday’s inaccurate reporting on the U.S. Supreme Court decision that will likely impact their credibility. More for CNN. Less for Fox News. Got it first…Got it wrong In the race to … Continue reading

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Another alleged Secret Service sex scandal investigated

A story has surfaced today that raises questions about another alleged sexcapade by U.S. Secret Service agents. KIRO investigative reporter Chris Halsne is reporting that last year in El Salvador, an advance team of agents prepping for President Barack Obama’s … Continue reading

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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

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CBS employee fired over Paterno episode

Poynter reports:  Former CBSSports.com employee Adam Jacobi says CBS let him go after he published a story last Saturday night saying that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died when he was still alive. If this was a … Continue reading

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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

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