What happened this past week to one businessperson and community leader should never happen anywhere. Media executives and communications professionals should pay attention and agree that it crossed a line. We know that media, both traditional and social, can be powerful tools for expressing and shaping opinion. But when tactics cross over into acts of … Continued
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While its title certainly doesn’t do anything to shed an elitist image, the new Showtime documentary series “The Fourth Estate” shows viewers, for the first time, how news is made in the unprecedented news environment that began in late January 2017. The series producers had unprecedented access to the New York Times, every day for … Continued
Tomorrow afternoon, perhaps one of the most highly awaited Senate testimonies in recent memory is scheduled to take place with former MSU President Lou Anna Simon taking center stage. At the heart of the matter: She will be pushed repeatedly on who knew what and when in the Larry Nassar case and how his terrible … Continued
A blog by Tanner Friedman Director Kim Eberhardt: Look only as far as your Facebook feed or the your 24-hour news channel of choice and you are likely to see a diversity of opinions regarding Michelle Wolf’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The entertainment value of her set at the Dinner, an event … Continued
Who are the kids and who are the adults in the room? In the aftermath of last week’s school shooting in Florida, the answer to that question has become readily apparent. The horror is terrible. The outrage palpable. Our elected officials culpable. The resolve of the students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School … Continued
Michigan State University’s President appears to have accomplished a PR first. When can you ever remember a resignation letter worsening a crisis? Take it from someone who pays attention to such things, this is unfathomably awful. Before you read the rest of this post, please make sure you read the resignation letter here. There is … Continued