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Lessons From The NBA: What It Takes To Do Championship PR

Going for a walk on a summer morning and listening to a podcast helped put things into perspective. Richard Deitsch of The Athletic hosts a podcast that has become part of my weekend routine. He talks, in-depth, about media and trends to professionals who happen to cover sports. This week, he focused on two journalists, … Continued

25 Years Since A Career and TV Changed Forever

If you’re in your mid-30s or younger, none of this probably makes sense to you. But if you worked in news, especially as a generalist in broadcast news, in the mid-’90s, you covered the story that broke exactly 25 years ago. The O.J. Simpson case was one the “big breaks” of my career. By no … Continued

Let’s Think Before We Say “We Don’t Comment”

Every once in a while, amid the junk on social media, there’s a post that can make you think about something that you’ve never thought about before and it actually merits consideration. It happened over the weekend when Washington Post media writer Paul Farhi tweeted: “Companies almost always say they “don’t discuss personnel matters” when … Continued

An Embargo Reality Check For PR

This is deep inside PR baseball. But it’s important. Over the past few days, starting with those based in Michigan but expanding elsewhere via social media rants and banter, journalists and PR types are debating the merits of the embargo. This has nothing to do with Cuba or OPEC oil. It’s about releasing news with … Continued

After Midnight, The Image Doesn’t Look Good

If you still don’t understand that politics is different from business, think about this: What business would do a public product rollout after 2 a.m. in the middle of the week? That’s what the House of Representatives in Michigan did the other night with a measure to reform the nation’s most costly auto insurance system. … Continued