Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
Forgive a little "man behind the curtain" moment, but I think is is noteworthy for all the worst reasons.
The Chicago Sun-Times announced today that it had laid off the entire photography staff. A newspaper. With NO PHOTOGS! It is a dark day for my brothers and sisters in print.
Management at the paper can say all it wants about "a changing industry" and making a larger committment to demands from its readers who want video with their news stories, but the bottom line is cash. The Sun-Times presumes readers won't care that reporters are going to be reposnsible for the "art" in it's publications and can save a buck by cutting the photograhers. Sheesh.
Oh...and don't EVEN get me started on the whole idea that we now live in a world of "multimedia journalists." As a print journalist friend of mine said so well on hearing the news..."I'd rather have one good writer and one good photographer than one person who does it all kinda crappy to mediocre." This. So Much This.