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Posts on ‘December 11th, 2006’

News Organizations' Inept Tactics and PR

(This is a column I wrote for the current issue of PR Week.) As I write this, scores of employees at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s daily newspaper, are sitting by their phones at home. They’re waiting to learn, as pre-announced layoffs loom, whether they still have jobs. I’m offended by this procedure, […]

Fixing Media

Peter Kann, chairman of Dow Jones, says The Media Is in Need of Some Mending. Quote: At its best news informs and enlightens the citizens of a free society and thereby safeguards and strengthens our democracy. At its worst — dishonest, unfair, irresponsible — the media has potential to erode the public trust on which […]