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Public Relations Service Cision Makes News

Cision, the media research and posting service that many public relations firms and large businesses use, is going public. Initially begun in 1892 as a Swedish press-clipping service, the company has grown by purchasing a number of public relations services …

Movie Marketing and Fake News Intersect

In what we see as a disturbing marketing ploy, a movie company has been using five fake news sites to promote its latest film A Cure for Wellness coming out this week. The sites include promotional references to the film …

Facebook Sticks Toe Into Fake News Problem

On December 15, Facebook announced its efforts to solve the proliferation of fake news on its site. The solution sounds well-meaning and involves reputable third party content fact checkers who are notified of apparent fake news after Facebook users flag …

Big Viral Story For This Thanksgiving

An accidental Thanksgiving invitation sent by text from a grandmother to a random teenager leads to a heartwarming viral story and makes national news. The grandmother is making good on her invitation and will be having a much larger Thanksgiving …

The New York Times Gives Open Access

In an unusual move, The New York Times is providing open access to all its reporting today through tomorrow evening at NYTimes.com. According to publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., “Independent journalism is crucial to democracy and I believe there is no …

The Most Watched Cable News Shows

TV Newser provides a list of the top watched cable news shows for last quarter. The top spots go to Fox News with Megyn Kelly the most watched cable anchor among younger viewers. MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show comes in …

Do You Get News Alerts?

If you have a smartphone, then you are like 55% of us who get news alerts. Half of this group actually clicks through to a news story. These facts are courtesy of Pew Research Center. You can read ten …

What Determined A “Trending” Facebook News Story

Facebook has faced controversy over what stories were featured in its News Feed sidebar. Last week, the social media platform fired its contractors who curated the news feed in favor of using an algorithm. They are speaking out on how …

Ryan Lochte Needs Crisis Communications Help

Star athletes and others in the media eye are known to shoot themselves in the foot on occasion. Ryan Lochte is a prime example. After losing four major sponsors, it’s clear he needs crisis communications counsel. (See Mashable article.) We …