Category Archives: Media Observations

Creating a Meaningful Social Media Strategy for EnTeam

ShareTweet I’ve been working hard on coming up with a cohesive social media strategy for EnTeam Organization, a non-profit based in St. Louis, MO. If you want to read the full thing, ping me and I’ll be happy to send … Continue reading

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The ten best ways to fail at PR 2.0

ShareTweet Brian Solis and Deirdre Breakenridge have some great advice in PR 2.0: Putting the public back in public relations. I’ve taken it to heart by coming up with my top ten ways to utterly fail at public relations in today’s world … Continue reading

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What happens when everyone’s a social media “expert”

ShareTweet In the booming world of social media, words like “guru,” “expert,” and … ugh…”innovator” are handed out like participation trophies at a 3rd grade swim meet. But what–or who–determines the line of demarcation between average social media consumer and … Continue reading

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Social-ized Media: Why socialism is the wave of the Web

ShareTweet At least once a week I see protesters against universal health care holding huge posters warning of Obama’s socialist agenda (I work right by the White House). Conservative pundits like Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck insult Obama by calling … Continue reading

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Here comes everybody, there go the pros: The collective wisdom of the Web.

ShareTweet This week I had the distinct honor to interview longtime investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. His office was a love story to journalism of days past. It was filled with piles of boxes, papers, files, notebooks, awards, and books written by … Continue reading

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Drowning in social media content? Lifestreaming might just float your boat

ShareTweet Ok, I’ll stop myself now before going crazy on the “stream” puns here. If you haven’t already heard, lifestreaming is the new blogging. What is lifestreaming, you ask? It’s a way to pull all that content you’re posting in … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Print Journalism Major: I just canceled my daily Washington Post subscription

ShareTweet Well I didn’t cancel my subscription, I just downgraded it to Sunday-delivery only, but that’s not as exciting a headline. In journalism school, I learned the importance of a catchy headline. I also learned the value of journalism. And … Continue reading

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Gazette Communications is transforming out of necessity | BeatBlogging.Org

ShareTweet An interesting approach to journalism adaptation. I think it’s interesting that they are essentially outsourcing the editing process. When the Washington Post did their first major slash, I spoke with a senior copy editor whose job was being eliminated. … Continue reading

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The 10 Major Newspapers That Will Either Fold or Go Digital Next

ShareTweet An interesting prediction list of the ten newspapers that are next slated for closure. I’ve noticed a trend appearing: Media folks seem to be advocating for moving away from free content online. This was the thought when the Internet … Continue reading

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Roll the Dice : CJR

ShareTweet A great article by the founder of a brilliant international news site — and one of those budding stars you see succeeding as others crash and burn. http://www.cjr.org/cover_story/roll_the_dice.php?page=all

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