So many new media confabs, and no clones available to attend them. I thus decided to stay local to audit Stowe Boyd’s inaugural Social Business Edge event held at Fleishman Hillard’s New York offices yesterday.I had a chance to hear Mr. Boyd’s overview of the business world’s new social order, the acerbic and entertaining wit…… Continue reading The Social Season
Hasn’t the mainstream media learned its lesson? Didn’t the unquestioned pronouncements that led to this failed administration give practicing journalists sufficient reason to say enough is enough? Jay Rosen tweets us to a post on The Atlantic’s Daily Dish blog:jayrosen_nyu Sullivan: Until Palin gives a full press conference, cable news should stop putting her road…… Continue reading Unfiltered Kool-Aid
The Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin today draws our attention to the exuberance displayed by those financial titans whose companies were a hair’s breath from insolvency.In the piece, he cites buoyant prognostications by the CEO or CFOs of Wachovia, Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, all of whom made the media rounds to extol the virtues of…… Continue reading See No Evil
I had totally forgotten about my post two years ago featuring Chief Executive magazine’s then editor Bill Holstein’s rant against PR people.It wasn’t until PR Newser’s Jason Chupick linked back to the “Jennifer and Jasons All” item in his post today based on Mr. Holstein’s latest (yet not-unfounded) first-person diss of a broad swath of…… Continue reading Manage This!
If you missed Kit Seelye’s take today on how one off-the-bus Obama citizen supporter/reporter could very well derail her candidate’s political prospects, it’s a most worthwhile read. For some command-and-control PR types, it should also strike a nerve.In a nutshell, the Obama campaign invited one Mayhill Fowler, a 61-year-old reporter for Off the Bus, the…… Continue reading Off-the-Bus, On-the-Record
Chris Roush, who pens the Talking Biz News blog for SABEW (Society of American Business Editors and Writers), today shared the wisdom of two unconventional speakers at the organization’s annual confab.FBI agents Tony Caruso and Gregg Harmon gave the biz scribes in attendance their tips for good interviews:…be “good listeners” and avoid making “mistakes by…… Continue reading The Media Interview
No. I don’t have the chutzpah (I mean prescience) of a Jay Rosen or Jeff Jarvis to portend what that future holds. Nonetheless, Jeff’s observations posted yesterday (and captured in part on video by Rafat) from an OPA (a former client) event in London, coupled with Jay’s Surowiecki-esque approach to news reporting are worthy reads…… Continue reading The Future of Journalism