There’s a talking point from the big strikes in the news – from Hollywood to Detroit – and it’s sticking. Every type of business should pay attention. No matter how you feel about the strikes, whether you’re ready to join the picket lines or you just want it all to be over, chances are there’s … Continued
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There’s a reality that is too often ignored, even scoffed at, by organizations of all sizes, in all lines of work. We are seeing it right now after a sexual misconduct investigation into Michigan State University’s $95 million head football coach Mel Tucker was revealed in a USA Today story posted just hours after Tucker … Continued
In the media business, who owns what is of primary importance, but it’s often not obvious unless you pay close attention. Local media outlets, for example, are almost all owned by conglomerates, but play up their local brands or, in the case of TV, their legacy network ties. The same goes for those legacy networks, … Continued
Northwestern University’s football scandal, which has risen to the surface this week, is an important reminder for anyone in a position of authority in higher education. There are few more high-profile institutions in American life than our colleges and universities. After 25 years of working with them, on issues from academic to athletic, public and … Continued
This week, I’m looking forward to catching up with contacts in person and comparing notes about business, which is one of the benefits of attending the Mackinac Policy Conference. I’ll be asked in conversation about trends and expect to talk about what’s happening as businesses try to withstand the front lines of the culture wars. … Continued
Just about everyone in the media business is about to spend their work weeks with at least half an eye on the happenings inside a Delaware courtroom as the gargantuan defamation lawsuit filed by Dominon Voting Systems against Fox News goes to trial. But those inside the PR business and those who are any part … Continued