The series of decisions that will determine whether Urban Meyer remains the Head Coach of Ohio State’s football team will not be made by administrators and lawyers but will have long-term PR implications for the university, its football program, college athletics overall and Meyer himself. Meyer, now on “paid administrative leave,” tried getting in front … Continued
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Media consultant Lee Abrams likes to talk about the glory days of radio when many of us grew up. The top stations didn’t just have listeners. They had fans. Media and PR came together ideally. Fans would show up at live remotes just to meet their favorite DJs. Fans would put bumper stickers on their … Continued
At a time when our country can feel divided in so many ways, it is refreshing that a much anticipated event takes place each year that can be a much welcomed if not temporary respite from the every day. Yes, it is Super Bowl Sunday and the pizza will never taste as good. The Super … Continued
Even in the sport of Big Time college football, where it feels like every play is tweeted during the game and every take is amplified afterward, there can be a bombshell story. The Detroit News had one in recent days, as the parents of University of Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight trusted reporter Angelique Chengelis with … Continued
Sports. Politics. Patriotism. Three subjects where no matter what you say or opine, you are going to find great passion and disagreement. And when they overlap, as they have done in recent days, there can erupt a firestorm that can produce both dialogue and divisiveness. The former is healthy. The latter, exactly what we as … Continued
A journalist for a local newspaper told me recently that everyone in the newsroom should thank the sports department “for keeping us in business.” At many of them, sports drives web traffic and as news organizations have had to cut deeply to endure the transition from the dollars that classified and print advertising brought in … Continued