Charlottesville: Addressing the Crisis in Social Media

2018-01-10T14:03:12-05:00 By |

When choosing a topic of discussion for this week, it’s hard to stray away from the narrative that has dominated our news reels all week: Charlottesville. In a matter of days, we saw white nationalists storm the University of Virginia, counter protestors meeting them in defiance, terrorism, fear, anger—all at what ‘started’ with the removal of [...]

Mining Hidden News Gems in Small Town USA

2018-01-10T14:03:24-05:00 By |

Summer’s road trip time for much of America. Families, cars, beaches, mountains, lakes, drive-ins, roadside joints. One of the things I absolutely adore about being on the road (other than force-feeding my children a diet of great rock music) is picking up the local newspaper wherever we stop. There’s typically a great nugget of local news [...]

Stopping Modern-Day Yellow Journalism

2018-01-10T14:03:42-05:00 By |

At a time when facts and mutual respect are needed more than ever, some political donors are drafting a blueprint to expand echo chambers. On Sunday, The New York Times reported that the donor class is funneling its cash to partisan organizations with a reputation for designing viral-worthy social media content. You’ve likely seen the posts [...]

Is the White House Hurting PR? The Jury is Still Out.

2018-01-10T14:04:21-05:00 By |

The White House communications staff is arguably the most visible set of communications professionals in the country. And, according to a recent study, they could be damaging the industry. This study, published by the USC Center for PR, says a majority of the industry believes the White House communications staff, currently led by Sean Spicer and Sarah [...]