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Dealing Globally With Free Speech

I saw a fascinating series of Tweets this morning about the conflict between public safety, ethnic violence/civil wars, and free speech around the world – especially in Turkey and MENA (Middle East/North Africa).  I’m not able to come up with a good … Continue reading

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Creativity, Tastelessness, and Grabbing the Advertising Audience

In advertising, a tension often exists between creativity and salesmanship.  An ad may do a great job of grabbing people’s attention and generating talk, but if the ad doesn’t have a solid sales message, consumers will not remember the product or … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Where the heck have you been the last few weeks? Sorry for the lack of updates!  It’s been crazy during the end of this semester. But I hope to be back to posting regularly now. What did the future look … Continue reading

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“Control Room” documentary on Al Jazeera’s Coverage of War With Iraq

Broadcast via satellite from the small Arab country of Qatar since 1997, Al Jazeera has carried interviews with everyone from Osama bin Laden to Colin Powell and has been criticized for doing so by both the United States and Arab … Continue reading

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Into Thin Air’s Jon Krakauer on Everest Disaster

Jon Krakauer was reporting on the commercialization of Mt. Everest for Outside back in 1996 when a sudden storm killed eight people, including four people in the group Krakauer was climbing with.  His reporting became the bestselling book “Into Thin … Continue reading

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Live Blogging Everest Tragedy

Mt. Everest is seemingly one of the most remote places on earth, but when news breaks there, we are often able to get up-to-date news there from connected climbers and journalists who can post photos, videos, and text to their … Continue reading

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The Right to Free Speech According to XKCD

Nailed it….

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Who is the Press?

One question that’s pretty hard to answer these days is “Who is a reporter?” Is this someone who works for a newspaper?  A television station? A radio network?  Most folks would say, yes, these people are reporters. But as I … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Is public relations simply talking to people, placing press releases and blocking access to executives? In fact, none of those are at the core of modern PR, according to PR mogul Richard Edelman.  Good summary of what public relations is … Continue reading

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Cutting through the clutter while maintaining brand image

One of the great challenges these days for advertisers is managing to cut through the clutter of non-programming messages to grab the attention of viewers, yet still projecting a positive brand image.  That’s what we’re going to be looking at … Continue reading

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