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The Boston Bombing: A Time for Truth

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Last Monday, time seemed to slow down because truth was slow in coming. Now, the dam has burst, and I'm inundated with information. Lest that give me any real comfort, with the expansion of the information has come a flood of more questions.

Fox's Phoney War

David Trumble | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media
David Trumble

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Listen: Tony Blair Still Battles Media's 'Deception' Charges

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.11.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

I interviewed former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. We taped in London, where he's still a very divisive figure, and much more so, it's clear, than many Americans realize.

Bloomberg's Media Plan for Occupy Eviction -- and His Failure

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.16.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

There was a simple trick, as ever, to the timing. New York City's police sweep through the Occupy Wall Street encampment, cannily timed for 1:00 a.m., did successfully catch much of the media on their back foot (or even perhaps asleep).

China's Fifty Cent Party for Internet Propaganda

Usha Haley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Usha Haley

China is not the only country in the world to employ cyber police. But the scale of China's efforts is staggering, and social media now comprises the dominant online activity in China.

Call for Social Networking Reports on Deepwater Horizon Oil Impacts

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

With ordinary citizens inputting real-time photos and testimony, the general public will have the opportunity to experience first hand what is really happening in the Gulf of Mexico and along its shores.

British Petroleum Rebuffs Better Boom Barrier

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

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Enter the Golden Age of PR: Exit Reality

Schuyler Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Schuyler Brown

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.

As the New Year Begins, Issues to Think More Deeply About

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Schechter

The New Year may be here but last year's problems and crimes have stuck to our shoes and we can't seem to scrape them off. This was the least festive...

Battling Media Bias

Stefan Deeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stefan Deeran

A better way to improve our public discourse is to create forums where people with different biases and views actually have a reason to interact with each other.

The Floods: Army Corps Says PR Firms Transform "Babblers" into "Spokespersons"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The Army Corps has known for some time that the levee systems needed restructuring. It appears that rather than improving them, they chose to hire PR firms to help with crisis communications.