Electronic and paper media concept Managing a brand in the era of fake news Posted on February 2, 2017

  The rise in fake news is certainly not a new American phenomenon.    Abraham Lincoln was nearly undone by it and Benjamin Franklin used it to help further the case for independence from Britain. Propaganda has been as much a part of American history as tea parties and presidential inaugurations. But its re-emergence during […]

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New-Nature-of-News-Panel_Featured (002) The New Nature of News: Key Takeaways from Media Experts Posted on November 16, 2015

Ask older generations of media professionals about their early career days and you’ll likely get a nostalgic answer about the golden era of journalism. These were the days when reporting was done by “real” reporters and edited by “real” editors in a medium that was well-funded by advertising dollars and read by consumers who respected […]

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Six Considerations for Communicating Globally Posted on February 17, 2012

There was a time when being able to claim that your city offered an international airport was a big deal. The ability to accommodate international flights, with customs and immigration facilities, bestowed a cache of cosmopolitan worldliness on the community. With globalization of the economy, however, international airports became a requirement for any town that […]

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Ashton Kutcher: Arbiter of Honesty. Really? Posted on November 30, 2011

Ashton Kutcher’s “honesty video” had a compelling point that reminds me of a debate between Rich Donley and I. The line goes: “There is no gatekeeper. We are our own editors. We are our own publishers. We are our own printers.  And thereby people can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form that […]

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The Most Powerful Word in Public Relations and Journalism Posted on September 9, 2011

Ethics: The rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc. This small six-letter word packs a whole lot of meaning behind it, particularly in the PR and journalism world.  These professions both present unique and challenging ethical issues, but it is fundamental that as […]

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Tips in tackling the top 5 journalist personas Posted on April 14, 2011

In my 15-plus years as both a journalist and a public relations professional, I’ve been on both sides of the media relations coin. During my years, I’ve dealt with many reporters, editors and journalists. Most reporter or editor styles fall into five main buckets. Here’s the five most common categories and interview/media relations techniques when […]

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