An Angry White House Press Corps

An Angry White House Press Corps

Over the weekend, I heard a segment on NPR’s “On the Media” in which co-host Bob Garfield explored the Obama Administration’s direct-to-constituent, earned and “owned” media strategies. The piece was filled with several mainstream journalists from the White House press pool complaining about their lack of access. The piece was aptly titled “Frustration in the […]

Friday’s Video Views

Brian Solis Talks Old and New Media I don’t entirely subscribe to the notion that traditional media is somehow irrelevant. After all, doesn’t the Twittersphere light up with RT fever when The Times or one of journalism’s mainstays posts a well-reported story? Still, Solis is right in describing the shift that must occur within news […]

Friday’s Video Views

This week’s edition of Video Views features John Battelle, Quitting Facebook, iPhone 4 spot, Pitch Engine, SalesForce.com on cloud computing, NPR spoof of AllThingsD, and Gilt Groupe. John Battelle Federated Media‘s founder and CEO says that his company has evolved from being a media buying firm for blogs to a “media company” which creates innovative […]

Small and Big Screens…

Small and Big Screens…

I had the good fortune to attend the thought-provoking “Future of Media” panel, hosted by MediaPost and sponsored by AOL and others, in New York City last week as part of Advertising Week. Featured (from left to right) were: Mark Cuban (HD Net, Dallas Mavs), Vivien Schiller (NPR), Bob Garfield (Ad Age, NPR), Martha Stewart, […]

N-PR-ozac

N-PR-ozac

Leave it to Slate to prolong the debate over the use by the news media of “experts” with financial ties to organizations whose POVs they espouse. So what’s wrong with that? What media pundit today isn’t advocating for one side of an issue or another? The problems arise when the news organization neglects to inform […]

Truth of False

Truth of False

In a recent meeting with an environmental NGO, I was asked how far I might recommend the organization go to create news, i.e.., how outrageous or incendiary should their statements or actions be in order to garner headlines? I admitted that sometimes it’s necessary to create a little theatre to break through the clutter. But […]