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THE WILDCATTERS: A Choice of Scoundrels

Kirby Goidel | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

At long last, the 2016 presidential primaries are (mostly) over. Before anyone breathes a sigh of relief or imagines that we'll get a break before the general election campaign kicks into high gear, forget about it.

Campaign Briefs: Thoughts on Elizabeth Warren, Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders, and the Media Coverage of Donald Trump

Andy Schmookler | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

If Elizabeth Warren would be as powerful a campaigner for the Democratic side as I think she might be, having the platform of the VP nominee, she could conceivably help win the Democrats an additional Senate seat.

Edward R. Murrow 'Would Have Skewered' Donald Trump, Media Critic Says

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.22.2016 | Media

As news organizations face criticism for not challenging Donald Trump’s policy positions and offensive statements, the director of the Edward R. Mur...

"Riven" With "Rifts," the New York Times' Front Page Reflects a Troubled Planet

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.10.2016 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Despite its legions of Page One editors, copy editors, proofreaders and support staff, the Gray Lady proceeded to fetishize conflict by using the words "rift" or "riven" in the headline or lead paragraph, actually the lead clause, in four of the stories on today's front page.

The Upitch App vs.The HARO Mailing List

Allison Kugel | Posted 04.21.2016 | Technology
Allison Kugel

HARO HARO is an acronym short for Help A Reporter Out; the mailing list that started on Facebook and picked up steam until it was ultimately acquired...

Donald Trump: When the Media Flirts With White Supremacy

Anthony Conwright | Posted 03.29.2016 | Media
Anthony Conwright

Forfeiting journalistic and social morality, news outlets have turned their frantic coverage of Donald Trump's presidential campaign into a poisonous fetish, and contributed to the progress of the most distasteful kind of clickbait -- Trump's narratives of white supremacy.

Nail the Timing for Book Promotion

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

The biggest mistake authors make is waiting until their books are published, before thinking about reaching out to media. Books are a golden time/news...

The Media Is Failing to Vet the Candidates, and Failing Our Democracy

Cody Cain | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

This is a horrendous problem. It suggests that the system is rotting from within on a fundamental level. It suggests that the system is beset with perverse incentives that produce perverse results. And such problems within the system itself are much more difficult to overcome.

GOP Presidential Math: 1x1= -15

Dave Helfert | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Dave Helfert

Rather than let The Donald be the sole beneficiary of the media's fascination with his Travelling Snake Oil Show, the Bush campaign has figured out how to share top billing, and use Trump's insults as leverage for equal attention on their message that Trump is not a true conservative.

Making The Grade

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

Today, in public relations, 'making the grade' means top tier editorial media coverage. If you're seeking your aha moment about how to score media coverage for yourself, today you've come to the right place.

How to Amplify Your Media Coverage

Catriona Pollard | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Securing media coverage is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to raising your profile as a recognised expert. I treat all of my media appearances as powerful and shareable content which can be amplified across my platforms.

Who Are the Role Models Since Helen Keller?

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

South Africa's Freedom Charter was adopted in 1955. The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990. The United Kingdom followed five years later with the Disability Discrimination Act. Yet where are all the great leaders championing access for people with hearing loss?

Matt Taibbi: Media Had ‘Massive Failure' Covering Run-Up To Iraq Invasion

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media

Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi says the media has failed to come to terms with its role in rallying the country into the Iraq War. In a conver...

Bring Your PR Strategy Back From the Dead This Halloween

Catriona Pollard | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Will you be trick or treating this Halloween? There are a number of ideas you can borrow from Halloween that can help to bring your PR strategy back...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was dominated by news from Ferguson -- but much of what was really happening went untold by the media. While TV viewers were mostly presented with endless images of tear gas, violence and division, a fuller depiction would have revealed a community challenged by adversity, underrepresentation and institutional failure that responded with remarkable empathy, kindness and trust. At HuffPost, in addition to covering the protests, the failure of those sworn to serve the citizens of Ferguson, and the entrenched role of race, we also tried to shine a light on how the community came together -- cleaning up, handing out food, and raising money. There was a lot more love than looting in Ferguson, more compassion than conflict. How the media covers a crisis matters -- and showing only one side breeds cynicism about what we can become. The brave citizens of Ferguson have risen to the occasion. I hope the media will join them.

Dick Cavett Calls Robin Williams Daily News Cover 'Yellow Journalism'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Much of the media focus surrounding Robin Williams' death has been on the explicit and often invasive details of the actor's suicide. Williams' long t...

The Media Conundrum of Suicide: Why We Must Cover Them But Why We Can't

Judy Farah | Posted 10.13.2014 | Media
Judy Farah

Most people don't realize that there are nearly twice as many deaths by suicide each year than death by homicide in the United States, but journalists for generations have been told not to cover suicides. And worse yet, several studies have shown the more we cover them, we might encourage copycats.

Let's Stop The War Of Words

Elena Kaufman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Media
Elena Kaufman

Amidst all of this violence, a different kind of violence infiltrates our television screens, radio waves and news feeds. The war of words between both sides rages far beyond the small square footage of Israel and Gaza.

The O.J. Verdict: Nobody Won

Jim Moret | Posted 08.12.2014 | Crime
Jim Moret

It was a sobering moment for the nation. Americans were divided almost exclusively along racial lines over a case that, based on the physical evidence, had nothing at all to do with race.

A Camera in the Court

Josh Lipsky | Posted 08.02.2014 | Media
Josh Lipsky

Unlike Congress or the White House, no cameras are allowed inside the Supreme Court. Every few years C-SPAN dutifully submits a request to the Chief Justice for access and every few years that request is summarily dismissed.

Combat PTSD Stigma Made Worse by Fort Hood Shooting Media Coverage

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Harry Croft, M.D

It is extremely challenging to get service members (and others) to get treatment for the symptoms of PTSD with the negative connotations people already heap atop mental illness, let alone with the insinuation that these people are somehow killers in waiting.

Equal! Equal! Read All About it! Why Equal Pay is Better Than Newspaper Headlines

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Whether the press is good or bad, if the officer is male, his gender is never in the headline. But if the officer is female, it is always part of the headline. And if a woman police officer performs both heroically and exactly as trained? Stop the presses!

Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Other Nonsense About 'Liberal Media Bias'

Larry Light | Posted 04.04.2014 | Media
Larry Light

Even news people who say they are conservative or liberal emerge, when you talk to them, as wishy-washy about their ideological leanings. The truth is that, whether in the media or the public as a whole, not everybody is political.

'Imagine If The Kennedy Shooting Happened Today'

Joan Gage | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Everyone who was older than, say, five, on November 22, 1963 has a story that begins, 'On the day that Kennedy was shot, I...' Those too young to remember it have filed away Kennedy's murder in their minds along with other national tragedies: the assassination of President Lincoln, the Hindenburg disaster, Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the Titanic, the San Francisco earthquake.

2 Alternatives to Advertising: Get Published and Get Featured in Media

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Chances are that you most need to advertise when you have the least amount of business, which also happens to be when you have the least amount of funds available to advertise. Been there, done that? Fortunately there are two alternatives.