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The British Royal Family Learns That if You Don’t Fill an Information Vacuum, Someone Else Will

By David Bauder, writing for the Associated Press… A media frenzy was born on Feb. 27, when the hashtag #WhereIsKate exploded online with speculation about the whereabouts of Britain’s Princess of Wales. It opened a rabbit hole of amateur detective work, memes, bizarre theories and jokes — mixed with genuine concern about Kate’s health — […]

Oh, Ohtani! Gambling Scandal Has High Comms Stakes

From our colleague, Tom Weidlich, at PRCG | Haggerty… One of the biggest crises currently rocking the sports world — the gambling scandal swirling around Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani — raises all sorts of tawdry communications issues with all sorts of important communications lessons. Not the least of those lessons arises from a […]

Steve Jobs’s Nervousness Before His First TV Interview 46 Years Ago, Proves Even Geniuses Have to Start Somewhere

From Jeff Haden, writing for Inc… It’s easy to assume Steve Jobs — like any extremely successful person — was somehow made differently. That he possessed certain innate qualities. Talent. Perseverance. Creativity. Intelligence. Emotional intelligence. (OK, maybe not that one.) It’s easy to assume that who he was inside, and what that allowed him to do, made all the difference. Yet Steve Jobs wasn’t […]

Can Sports Journalism Survive in the Era of the Athlete?

By Josh Hersh, writing for The Columbia Journalism Review… Todd Frazier is trying to figure out how to mute himself. It’s January, and he’s on the set of the digital show he cohosts, in the training complex—the vibe is CrossFit gym with sports-bar decor—just behind his house in suburban New Jersey. Everywhere you look are […]

5 Ways to Combat Misinformation About Your Brand

Simon Reynolds at Cision writes… We live in a fast-moving media landscape, where rumors and misinformation can surface and spread quickly across social media channels. This, coupled with consumers being more skeptical than ever, means brands face challenges in maintaining their reputation and managing public perception. PR and communications teams know that they must play a […]

Unveiling the Unseen: Navigating the Ever-Evolving World of Local TV News

Buckle up, readers! Prepare for an eye-opening journey into the dynamic world of local television news. Monica Robins, the seasoned Senior Health Correspondent at Cleveland’s NBC-affiliate, WKYC-TV, recently peeled back the curtain on the ever-shifting landscape of the industry. In an age where longevity in the TV business is as rare as a shooting star, […]

First Amendment Freak Out: How Public Employees Can Survive a First Amendment Audit

by Howard Fencl, Hennes Communications A woman armed with an attitude and a smartphone is aggressively patrolling the halls of a county administration building taking video every step of the way. She refuses to identify herself to the county workers she confronts in public spaces in the building, yet she disrupts their workday barking incessant […]

Between Headlines and Punchlines: Journalistic Role Performance in Western News Satire

From Sara Ödmarka at the Department of Communication, Quality Management and Information Systems, Mid Sweden University,Sundsvall, Sweden and Jonas Nicola at the Center for Sociological Research, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium “When I asked people ‘Are you journalists?’ they would say no. But if I asked them ‘Is what is what you do journalistic?’ they say […]

How Sora, OpenAI’s New Text-to-Video Tool, cCould Harm Journalism and Society

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a non-profit journalism school and research organization in St. Petersburg, Florida. The school is the owner of the Tampa Bay Times newspaper and the International Fact-Checking Network. It also operates PolitiFact. In journalism circles, Poynter is considered to be a trusted source.   So when Poynter publishes a headline like this it’s a […]

Listening to Stakeholders Doesn’t Just Build Trust – It Protects Reputation

By Shahar Silbershatz for PRNews How much damage can a corporate crisis do? Quite a lot, it turns out. In 2018, The Economist looked at eight of the most notable crises from this century and found that the companies involved were worth, on average, 30% less today than they would have been had the crisis in question […]

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