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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Has the University of Illinois repealed the First Amendment for its faculty? New tenured prof gets contract dropped over “vulgar and insulting” tweets. What can marketers learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge? Make it fun. Make it easy. Make it … 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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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What are the six types of Twitter communities?  And which are the most toxic? Would you be surprised if it were the political ones? Nah, me neither.  This is from The Fix blog at the WaPo, but you can read … Continue reading

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What can we learn from the Chris Christie Bridge scandal?

As you no doubt have heard in the last few days, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in a lot of hot water over actions by his staff in closing several lanes of traffic on the George Washington Bridge this … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What do midwestern tabloid newspapers put on their covers when they are tired of snow and cold? Why, puppies, of course!!!  Is America facing a Velveeta shortage heading into the NFL playoff season? And if so, whatever will we do … Continue reading

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Media Lessons for the Clueless

It’s almost New Year’s, and that means it’s time to look back at the year that was, to look forward to the year that will be, and to be thankful you didn’t do something utterly clueless through the media.  That … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Is Blockbuster Dead or Canadian? Mostly dead, at least when it comes to physical media.  Who knew it was still even alive? (Don’t remember the great category Dead or Canadian from MTV’s old game show Remote Control? Why can’t the … Continue reading

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Media News Roundup

Al Jazeera America gives viewers a more serious look at the news This summer I had my online media literacy students watch Al Jazeera English online for half an hour.  They were all surprised at how serious of a newscast … Continue reading

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Should breweries fight their legal battles through social media?

I got a call today from a reporter in Kentucky asking my thoughts about whether it was wise for a pair of breweries — one local, one part of a large conglomerate — to be duking out their legal fight … Continue reading

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Is Carnival cruising for a PR bruising?

Updated By now, virtually everyone in America knows about the mess that is the Carnival cruise ship Triumph.  The ship suffered an engine fire earlier this week that resulted in the ship being without electricity and drifting in the Gulf … Continue reading

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