Category Archives: University of Nebraska

Missouri River floodwaters bear down on Hamburg, Iowa

The flooding Missouri River breaks through a levee and bears down on Hamburg, Iowa. Continue reading

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A Flint Hills side trip to refresh the soul

There’s nothing quite like a road trip through the Kansas Flint Hills to refresh the mind and restore the soul. According to Wkipedia, the explorer Zebulon Pike first coined the name the “Flint Hills” in 1806 when he entered into … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time to forgive Helen Thomas?

Really now. Isn’t it time to forgive Helen Thomas for her hasty comments last June? That’s when she was asked her thoughts about about Israel? If you know Helen Thomas, you may not believe her comments were an accurate reflection … Continue reading

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Odd mix: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl

I’m just asking: Why did the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Washington agree to play in the The Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl? For the sake of transparency,  I note that I’m employed by UNL. I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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“Dancing with the Stars” host channels Johnny Carson

Nebraska son, University of Nebraska-Lincoln broadcast graduate and comedic great Johnny Carson lives on- Most recently in a Tom Bergeron  interview. As host of Dancing with the Stars and America’s Funniest Videos, the Emmy-winning Bergeron is seen by millions of … Continue reading

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Chilean mine rescue proves television’s growing power

    At this moment, and hours that have stretched from yesterday, the world has been mesmerized by the dramatic live video coverage of 33 trapped Chilean miners being brought to earth’s surface. It has been the ultimate reality TV … Continue reading

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Craps against the high-rolling dark siders

We just returned home from a nice Las Vegas escape where a craps table adventure gave me and the wife something to smile about. We both enjoy playing the game and strategizing together during our infrequent Las Vegas visits. We … Continue reading

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Twelve days, 55 students, 20,910 hits and counting.

Who knew? For two weeks in July,  UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications students trained and told the stories of the Special Olympic athletes, coaches, families and volunteers  who came from across America to  Lincoln, Neb. to compete in … Continue reading

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University of Nebraska students cover 2010 USA National Games

Our student documentation team braved a +100 heat index today to report on pre-ceremonies for the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.

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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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