Hardly a day passes without my seeing a tweet from or about Civil, a new enterprise that will use blockchain technology and the sale of tokens to revive and sustain the badly battered journalism profession. Reimagining the news with #blockchain-based architecture https://t.co/xx50xG4ntU — Civil (@Join_Civil) August 24, 2018 Today the purveyors of high quality news are not only…… Continue reading Do Paid Media Walls Further Divide Our Nation?
What These Media Business Insiders Said
In 6 years at @mashable, I have covered some stuff. Here’s some of the evidence. #artifacts pic.twitter.com/jbadCOzxgE — Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) December 6, 2017 Unlike Lance Ulanoff, Mashable’s intrepid, yet soon-to-be missed chief correspondent, editor-at-large, and industry conference impresario, I tend to be more solicitous (and less ubiquitous) when it comes to the tech and media…… Continue reading What These Media Business Insiders Said
Media Relations Is Dead. Long Live Media Relations.
A few weeks ago, a senior media executive at one of the largest, most digitally savvy PR agencies shared with me a call he had with his top management in which they lamented the lack of media relations savvy from the firmâ€™s younger professionals. â€œShouldnâ€™t there be more formal training,â€ they pressed, to which he…… Continue reading Media Relations Is Dead. Long Live Media Relations.
New Media’s Movers & Shakers
Publicity Club of NY Panel on Contributed ContentLast week the Publicity Club of New York hosted a luncheon that featured a handful of editorial gatekeepers responsible for “contributed content” at their media organizations.Our panel included (l. to r.): Jessica Liebman, managing editor, Business Insider; Frank Wilkinson, Editorial Board member, Bloomberg View; Lance Gould, Executive Impact…… Continue reading New Media’s Movers & Shakers
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 White…… Continue reading An Angry White House Press Corps
Opportunity at The Apple Store
Queued up outside Apple’s Fifth Ave store in NYC (Scott Stein/USA Today)Taking a cue (or rather a queue) from Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s new tech/multimedia reporter Sam Grobart, who himself took a stylistic cue from his former Times colleague David Pogue, I caught Sam’s video clip today about the queues growing outside Apple Stores everywhere. His take: those lining…… Continue reading Opportunity at The Apple Store
The Reading Room
Most industry upheavals arrive with countless experts creating voluminous amounts of prose (and infographics) that seek to provide greater clarity. They come in the form of blog posts, newspaper and magazine articles, white papers, video sizzler reels, animated tutorials, Tweets, industry panels, and of course, longer-form books.This last category is the subject of today’s post,…… Continue reading The Reading Room
The VC vs. the PR Pro
I recently had conversation with a New York tech entrepreneur about the growing ability of the top venture capital firms to drive media coverage for their portfolio companies.He not only validated my sense that many tech and business journalists take their cues from prominent VCs, but explained that a company like Andreessen Horowitz directs its…… Continue reading The VC vs. the PR Pro
12 Must-Know Media Sites
In December 2006, I posted a piece titled “The Nouveau Niche Media” about all those new blogs and their growing influence over more traditional media, and commensurate allure to PR pros. Below are some of the sites I listed back then. They appeared on myriad blogrolls and in many an RSS reader:”…as someone who’s toiling…… Continue reading 12 Must-Know Media Sites
Oh, That Test!
Over the summer, my wife and I ran into an old friend: PR maven Robbie Vorhaus on the streets of his hometown of Sag Harbor. I’ve known Robbie for far too many years that I’d care to admit. We reminisced about the PR biz back in the day when the choice of media channels and…… Continue reading Oh, That Test!