25 years ago, using a primitive, pre-Windows newsroom computer system, I could type “lower 1/3” graphic information for the name Erwin Chemerinsky with the same speed as I could Johnnie Cochran. In putting together nightly recaps of the O.J. Simpson trial, using network interviews, I knew I could always count on a soundbite from the … Continued
Author: Don Tanner
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From the moment we first developed our agency’s mission, vision and direction nearly 12 years ago, we knew our “strategic communications” moniker meant focusing on helping our clients tell their stories. And the key to overall success in those subsequent years has been guiding those clients to communicate in an honest, authentic way, within a … Continued
Nothing gets attention, even in a holiday week, like a good controversy. Something to set your social media feeds aflame and give you the chance to “take sides.” In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday we bring you an unequivocally American PR crisis. It features a major U.S. company (Nike), football (via Colin … Continued
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
Virtually everyone has heard the term “podcast” and more and more people are listening to them everyday. Still, as with the “blog” ten years ago, podcasts have and are continuing to emerge as an important medium for audio content downloaded by listeners/subscribers wherever and whenever it is most convenient. So, who exactly is listening, where … Continued
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