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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

Immigration reform vs. the myth of hordes of Mexican drug runners

October 24th, 2013 · No Comments

The U.S. Congress is back from its self-imposed government shutdown break. Today, President Obama will presume that Congress (let’s be more accurate and say the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives) will actually wish to accomplish something, and so we now return to the issue of immigration reform. The key goal of the proposed […]

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Tags: Immigration · Labor News · Politics

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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Tags: Consumerism · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Newspapers · NPR · Occupy Wall Street · Politics · Television News · Working Class

News for the Consumer Class

April 1st, 2013 · No Comments

It is no surprise to readers of newspapers – or readers of this blog — that newspapers contain little coverage of labor and working-class economic issues. Although I’d hesitate to say there was ever a “golden era” of labor coverage, there was a time not too long ago when newspapers regularly reported on the activities of […]

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Tags: Consumerism · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Newspapers · Politics · Working Class