Facebook’s Presser

Facebook’s Presser

Tech Blogs 100% Confident They Don’t Know What Facebook Will Announce Tomorrow But let’s all report on it anyway! rww.to/Y5NfFy — ReadWrite (@RWW) January 14, 2013 Most journalists these days do not have the luxury to leave their workspaces to physically attend a news conference. This is especially true when the announcement itself is completely […]

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?

My RemarksFebruary 19, 2010 I want thank the handful of reporters who stupidly happily agreed to join me in listen-mode only today at my former [unnamed] sponsor’s tournament. I also want to thank my wife Elin who I hope will reconsider my offer to move back in. Honey, how does Solitude feel? I also want […]

Doubting Thomases

Doubting Thomases

Washington Post media columnist and CNN “Reliable Sources” host Howard Kurtz set tongues-a waggin today with his column echoing complaints that President Obama has purposely avoided the White House press corps in order to control his message: “Every president attempts to circumvent the press corps, viewing it as obsessed with process stories and “gotcha” questions. […]

Next Question…Please!

Next Question…Please!

Some believe that the process of preparing newsmakers for interviews, i.e., media training, is evil. I’m not one of them. After all, why avail oneself for an interview without a POV and an action plan to bring it to life? And who said that those behind the camera should be the only ones to have […]