Category Archives: Radio

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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Notre Dame Manti Te’o hoax raises serious journalistic questions

It’s the dangerous side of sloppy journalism and poor independent fact checking.  Often, the size of the news organization has no bearing on who gets facts right, or in this case, gets it wrong. And some news organizations wonder why … 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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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

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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

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Missouri River turns Midwest areas into Waterworld

Heavy rains this week have compounded historic flooding on the Missouri River in parts of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas, rendering many towns, villages and rural areas a Midwestern version of Waterworld.  As I write this update tonight, … Continue reading

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J-notes and such: April 25-29

Some passing notes from the journalism, new media, advertising/PR landscape- OMG: It’s the Katie Couric gab and speculation fest- MediaBistro.com reports: Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News (People / TV Watch) After weeks of widespread speculation about her … Continue reading

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J-notes and such: April 4-10

Some passing notes from the journalism, new media, advertising/PR landscape- Larry King Returns to TV — as Infomercial Pitchman: Ad Age Daily reports that Larry King is getting back in the endorsement business nationally less than a year after his … Continue reading

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J-notes and such: March 27-April 3

Some passing notes gathered from the journalism, new media, advertising and PR landscape- To get this off to a humorous start- Skittles ads just get stranger and stranger.  Funnier and funnier too. You don’t have to be a cat lover … Continue reading

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J-notes and such

Some passing notes gathered from the journalism, advertising and PR landscape-Trash talking unfolds in the media landscape this week: And you thought it was only about the NCAA Basketball Tournament- SportsNewser:  Columnist Says Jay Bilas Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking … Continue reading

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