Google News: The Purification of Journalism?

There is no doubt that journalism is changing (or as some say, “unraveling”). The way the world consumes the news is no longer fetching the morning paper and turning on the evening news. We are no longer passive consumers, we are actively seeking the news, sometimes creating it ourselves, and sharing it with our friends, […]

Hungry for Work

“Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same.  Unemployment rather than poverty is a stronger predictor of food insecurity.” ~Feeding America Unemployment, poverty, and food security is a reality for millions of Americans. The graph above lays out the relationship between these three things and contrasts that with the income of Nevadans. For […]

Boosting Job Growth

There are many ideas out there for boosting job growth. Some states are taking cues from other states. For example, predominantly union oriented states are implementing a right to work initiative that is thought to increase job growth in those areas. In addition, a myriad of other ideas are being bounced around and states are […]

Social Media, Story Telling, and Joseph Kony

Infamy. It’s a powerful thing. Blend that with social media and you have one of the most influential and powerful tools in the world today. The video produced by the non-profit Invisible Children, Inc. has, on the span of three days, gone viral on YouTube with more than 27 million views. It is a 30 […]

Why Women Need Contraception

Last week Rush Limbaugh not only called Georgetown law student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut” and a “prostitute”, he effectively called all women who use or have used contraception “sluts” and “prostitutes”. While the conservatives have, for the most part, stayed out of Rush’s way, they have also given him permission to say and do what […]

How Star Trek Really is the Future for Nevada

As part of my masters program one of things we have been discussing at length is the future of journalism. Facing the fact that traditional journalism is quickly unraveling and what once was is no longer, is a little unnerving; but it is also extremely exciting. Nevada, being in a similar predicament, should also find […]

Serendipitous Timing and a Vivacious Spirit = a Visionary Entrepreneuer

Vivacious describes Rebecca Ijekah. That is her “V.”[singlepic id=17 w=320 h=240 float=right] Very few things in life give as much pleasure as seeing your dreams come true. There is a sense of accomplishment, respect, and a desire to do more. As a woman, a soon-to-be step mother, a fiancee, and an entrepreneur, Rebecca Ijekah is […]

A plea to the government of the United States of America

Dear Mr. President of the United States, Governor Sandoval, and all Nevada senators and congressmen: I am an unemployed American.  I work hard and honest, like many Americans. But still, despite my loyalty, hard-working tendencies, and desire to be employed, it still seems that I cannot find a job. I have applied for more than […]