This week I downloaded the Mueller Report and began reading it voraciously. And though I am far from finished reading it word from oft-redacted word, I was immediately shocked by the sheer degree of Russian interference in our democracy and in our election. In particular when it came to social media meddling, the Report demonstrates … Continued
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From the earliest days of press agentry (Boston Tea Party anyone?) to the current unwavering appetite for transparent communication expected by online audiences, the public relations field has prevailed as critical to informing stakeholders and creating mutually beneficial relationships. Despite this longstanding tradition, even the most “Pollyanna” of PR professionals recognizes the field’s enduring perception … Continued
It’s summer and vacation time. And for me, a history buff, that often means layering in a bit of the past with some leisure time in the present. Case in point: A bucket list “check off” journey to Yellowstone followed by a trek a bit east and south to Little Bighorn, the site of “Custer’s … Continued
Big Foot. The Loch Ness Monster. The Abominable Snowman. All are a part of folklore and legend yet some believe are entities existing outside the realm of traditional science or nature. Like UFOs, they are typically considered by mainstream society and certainly the media with tongue-in-cheek – at worst hoaxes and at best misunderstood but … Continued
Scary. Disheartening. Tragic. Wrong. All of us can come up many, many more words and sentiments to describe what has transpired not just in past days but years and decades in this country. But what do we do with those words and sentiments – most recently with possibly race-related events in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and … Continued
Today, news dissemination and consumption are virtually real-time and immediate. Social media, cell phones and the internet all ensure what is posted can and will be seen as soon as certain information is written and shared. Of course, not all that long ago that was not the case. Go even further back to earlier centuries … Continued