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An Open Letter to Iowa Republican Legislators

February 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Let me introduce myself. I’m Chris Martin, a professor at the University of Northern Iowa. Please let me disabuse you of the notion that I worked just a couple hours today and spent the rest of the time sipping chardonnay. I’m like most Iowans. I work a lot (faculty members at my university average 52-54 […]

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Tags: Bill Dix · Iowa Board of Regents · Journalism · Labor News · Universities · University of Northern Iowa · Walt Rogers · Working Class

The Iowa Board of Regents’ Stunning Lack of Accountability: Update

August 7th, 2016 · No Comments

When former University of Northern Iowa president Bill Ruud made his last appearance before the state Board of Regents in June, the board piled on the praise. “Your leadership, your enthusiasm at a time when the university really needed that was really critical in bringing about a positive confidence level at the university,” said Board […]

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Tags: Elections · Iowa Board of Regents · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Politics · Price Lab School · State Budgets · Universities · University of Northern Iowa

Guns and Men in America

December 30th, 2014 · No Comments

There have been at least 70 mass shootings in the U.S. since 1982. If Americans think such shootings are more common now, it’s because they are. Nearly half of the 70 mass shootings have happened since 2006. What are the reasons?  Our news media respond with a number of possibilities: the easy availability of guns […]

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Tags: Guns · Journalism · Journalism Ethics

Why Analyzing Labor Coverage Is Important

April 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

The Newspaper Guild/Communication Workers of America released Tuesday a summary report of their new “Labor & Unions in National TV Network News.” The CWA and Newspaper Guild funded the study directed by Federico Subervi of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Texas State University. The report is important. There is a big story […]

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