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Is Leonard Pitts Jr., A Sort of Modern-Day Messiah of Journalism?

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Do you ever come upon an article in one of those relics we call newspapers and it pounds your mind into attention and elicits your respect? Well, one written by nationally-syndicated, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. yanked me into reading every word, and then into rereading what stood out…

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The Day TV Journalism Died

  Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant We soon will be approaching June 1, the birthday of the death of TV journalism. And Americans who care about truthful, factual, accurate news should still be in mourning. People who grew up during the age of cable news might not know that once upon a time, TV journalism…

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After Years in Journalism, I Came Out as a Bi-sectional!

Chris Schroder, Founder & Publisher, The 100 Companies Like many idealistic journalists, I thought I’d always stay in my lane, improving my lot as reporter and eventually as editor of daily newspapers. Then I was offered my first full-time reporter position – earning $150 a week. At the third stop on my itinerant tour, my wife…

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Journalism Hasn’t Learned From the 2016 Elections: Elizabeth Warren, False Equivalency & Distraction Communications

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatchTM  Two big takeaways from the 2016 election that contributed to the election of President Trump were false equivalency and what can only be described as “distraction communications”. During the election, the (mainstream) media’s focus on balance meant that negative articles about one candidate would consistently include reference to…

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Are We Crossing Over To The Dark Side Of Journalism?

Thomas Madden, CEO, TransMedia Group When a major national newspaper publishes a scathing rebuke of our President as an OP-ED and does so ANONYMOUSLY, are we crossing over to the dark side of journalism? Where will it end if attribution hides? Will the decline of journalism start on the opinion page and spread to other sections…

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Aligning Content Analysis with Journalism: A Better Path to Public Relations Success

Jennifer Sanchis, PRIME Research UK Before I conducted Public Relations research and evaluation, I worked in Paris for national news and specialized media outlets as a freelance journalist. Since my day-to-day work consisted of collecting, checking, compiling and commenting on facts, I found that Research occupied most of my time and that Public Relations professionals rarely…

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2017 Global Social Journalism Study Livestream (On-Demand Video)

  Social media is transforming the way we share and consume the news. But are journalists truly embracing and being impacted by it? Recently, our panel of experts  from Bloomberg, Burson-Marsteller,The Daily Beast, Flatiron Communications and Cision as they review the findings from our 2017 Global Social Journalism Study, which is being release on September 12. Join…

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A Glimmer of Hope for Journalism?

Peter Himler, Founding Principal, Flatiron Communications A Harvard University analysis of The New York Times and other so-called paradigms of journalism showed serious dereliction of duty during the 2016 Presidential campaign. The Washington Post‘s astute media chronicler and former New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan observed: During the 2016 presidential campaign, the national news…

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Charlottesville: Journalism, Balance & False Equivalence

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatch During the election cycle, the issue of false equivalence or false balance in the media – the idea that equal weight is given to issues that are not logically comparable – was the subject of intense debate.  But interest waned, and attention shifted to FAKE NEWS. The…

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Going Back In Time: White House Crusade Against Independent Journalism

By Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” – Thomas Jefferson CNN and other news outlets were blocked Friday, February 23, 2017, from an off-camera White House press briefing, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment…

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Cision Releases 2016 Social Journalism Study

Cision’s fifth annual Social Journalism Study, conducted in conjunction with Canterbury Christ Church University, gives a detailed look into how journalists and media professionals use social media across the globe. Gathering data from the United States, Canada, Finland, Germany, France, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the study found social media is a major component of…

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Finalists Announced for 2016 Online Journalism Awards

A Commpro News Update Today, the Online News Association announced the finalists for the 2016 Online Journalism Awards, with a wide range of nonprofit, public, academic, major media and emerging technology organizations from around the globe. Now, more than ten of the awards come with a $53,500 prize, given by the Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation…

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Quartz: The Power Of Good Journalism To Move Society Forward

The Mr. Magazine™ Interview With Jay Lauf, Publisher and President, Quartz   “It’s not self-help; we’re not a trade vehicle, something that’s designed to help you with the day-to-day running of the business necessarily. But what you have is a lot of people who believe in the power of good journalism to move society forward, to…

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The Media and The Pandemic – Is the Coverage Balanced?

Leslie Gottlieb During the pandemic we have depended on the media – print, electronic and social media – for information on the latest variant, wearing masks, social distancing, COVID’s effects on the economy, the healthcare system, education, the arts, travel and more.  We have been inundated with daily – often hourly – alerts.  Recent headlines…

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Listen, Learn, Engage: It’s the Root to Racial Healing in this Country

Neil Foote, President, Foote Communications & President, National Black Public Relations Society Celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a somber reminder of the work this country must do to address its truths, find ways to achieve racial healing and transform society. Yes, I’m borrowing from this framework from the W.W. Kellogg Foundation…

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