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What Happens In Youngstown Won’t Stay In Youngstown

We’ve told you how more than 1,000 newspapers across the country have closed in the past decade. We’ve also told you how despite the fact that a Harvard researcher predicts half of newspapers that survived will last less than another decade, 71% of news consumers think the media business is healthy. There’s a big disconnect … Continued

Gannett Bid Should Wake Up PR

Again, life imitates art. In this case, it could be the first step toward a business tragedy It’s as if, just like in the 1987 movie “Wall Street,” someone called the Wall Street Journal, like the fictional “Wall Street Chronicle,” and fed the tip “Blue Horseshoe Loves Gannett.” The Journal reports Digital First Media, the … Continued

Treason or a Reason?

Amid investigations and indictments and “tell all” books the New York Times this week published an Opinion piece by an anonymous author purporting to also represent others within the White House to much debate and fury. “Treasonous” shouted the president and his proponents. Rather, I would argue, it is the perfect demonstration of what can … Continued

National Newspaper Editorial Effort Doesn’t Meet PR Test

In their common crisis of credibility, a top priority for U.S. news outlets should be busting myths, include those perpetuated by the President of the United States. One common misperception, which seems to have grown in stature in recent years, is that somehow, separately owned and operated news organizations are coordinated as “The Media,” together … Continued