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Entries from June 2008

Mourning in America

June 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Tim Russert, the host of NBC’s Meet the Press for 17 years who died suddenly on June 13, seemed like a thoroughly decent guy to me. In the following days, Washington journalists, politicians, and his viewing public lauded him as a fine political analyst, a straight shooter, and a great family man. In fact, we […]

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Tags: Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Television News

Iowa’s News Heroes

June 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Iowa journalists deserve a lot of credit and time to catch their breath. They have been covering, almost nonstop, the tragic weather we’ve been having since the monster F5 tornado swept through Parkersburg, New Hartford, and Dunkerton on May 25. Then came the floods. This has been a bad several weeks for sleep if you […]

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Tags: Environment · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Television News