News reports avoiding the word “shithole”: Good taste or censorship?

BEING SUCKED INTO A SHITHOLE "Why do we want people from all these shithole countries coming here?" President Donald Trump, according to numerous press and political sources, said those words in a closed door session with lawmakers in discussion over immigration policies. He was referring to people from Africa, El Salvadaor and Haiti seeking to [...]

News reports avoiding the word “shithole”: Good taste or censorship? 2018-01-13T17:27:49+00:00

Media Strategy 101: Never take a seat at places like “Barstool Sports”

Keith Markovich is a very popular guy. A mere 30 years old, he is Editor-In-Chief at one of the more popular sports opinion websites, "Barstool Sports". The site is snarky, often profane, loaded daily with insults, espouses a good amount of what many consider to be sexism, has been quite often accused of being little [...]

Media Strategy 101: Never take a seat at places like “Barstool Sports” 2018-01-01T01:16:43+00:00

“Time” Silence Breakers exposes fixable flaw in Human Resources

"Time" Magazine "Silence Breakers" Exposes Deep Corporate Culture Flaw "Time" magazine naming what they term the "Silence Breakers" as their 2017 "Person of the Year" is not merely the next point in a necessary discussion about societal and professional culture.   It should also be the figurative alarm bells going off in Human Resource departments [...]

“Time” Silence Breakers exposes fixable flaw in Human Resources 2018-01-01T01:16:44+00:00

ABC News, Brian Ross, and the Necessity of a Media Strategy

The mistake made by Brian Ross and ABC News in their recent reporting on the Michael Flynn case is, in a journalistic sense, unforgivable. It was avoidable, rushed, and casts a long shadow on the entire ABC News effort that will take time and effort to escape.   Mistakes are, of course, a human frailty. [...]

ABC News, Brian Ross, and the Necessity of a Media Strategy 2018-01-01T01:16:44+00:00

Legit Press vs. Clickbait Media: Don’t be a Sucker

Here's a prime example of what I teach and talk about in every "Media Intel" program, whether it's media training or giving people insider's knowledge on what the media has become in America. There is little more important and worth defending in American than freedom of the press. It remains one of the hallmark reasons [...]

Legit Press vs. Clickbait Media: Don’t be a Sucker 2018-01-01T01:16:44+00:00