Five Takeaways from PRSA Connect

This past week, I attended the Public Relations Society of America Connect conference for internal communcators. As I’ve recenty added this responsibility to my spokesperson duties, I looked to this conference to provide some 101 on engaging employees. Overall, the conference gave what I needed. The sessions helped me better understand where principles overlap with […]

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Temple: Living History

One of the best minds in journalism, right now, belongs to John Temple, currently the editor of community news/online start-up Peer News in Hawaii and formerly of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. After that daily newspaper closed last year, Temple seemed to fully embrace the future of journalism as non-printed product. Last week, he […]

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Three-Dimensional News

Most reporters treat each story as if it’s the first time a reader will encounter the topic. That makes sense in a print newspaper, when there is a good chance that the reader really is encountering a topic for the first time. Because of that guideline, for long-term, complicated issues, experienced reporters develop explanatory paragraphs that […]

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Kill The Newspaper

A new Facebook group has launched, aimed at saving the printed newspaper. Almost everyone I know in the news business has joined this group in the last few days. I haven’t  joined, and I won’t. Here’s why. The newspaper, as in the actual printed product, is quickly becoming irrelevant. Any news organization continuing to print […]

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Nixing Nicotine

The e-cigarette is touted as the healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, at least if the marketing is to believed. For at least some current e-cig users, the marketing is not a lie. Brian Anderson told the House Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday morning that the e-cigs, which are essentially inhaled shots of nicotine, have […]

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Jerry, To His Friends

J.D. Salinger’s friends recount tales of his life, proving that he was anything but a recluse.— To some people, such as City Weekly’s own Stephen Dark, J.D. Salinger had a seemingly huge impact on their teenage lives, especially with Catcher in the Rye. The book did not have that same impact on me, but it […]

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