Brands are ditching advertising, which is really pretty transparent in its intentions, in favor of spin and PR, which really is not. This shift is partly because advertising is failing and partly because PR is right for the times.
We are launching the HuffPost Game Changers awards to honor 100 people who are using new media to reshape their fields and change the world in ten categories: Politics, Entertainment, Technology, Media, Sports, Business, Style, Health, Green, Philanthropy
While it once seemed like our biggest battle was over whether we are going to get a strong public health insurance option as part of reform, that question has now joined a host of others in the debate.
Old media, and specifically CNN, are learning the difficult lesson that with or without their vast resources and state of the art studios, the Iranians' stories will be told. And they'll be told to tens of millions more viewers than cable and satellite programs tend to reach.