American Journalism Project Readies to Act

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American Journalism Project Readies to Act

BloggerSince the Great Recession American newspapers have seen their revenues cut by nearly half. Thousands of jobs in the industry have been slashed and still it is having trouble recovering. Hoping to plug the dike is the American Journalism Project

Image Size Guide for Social Media

pexels-cell photo-607812 (2)Keeping up with the image size and format requirements for various social media posting…and general media for that matter…can be a real challenge. Not only do requirements change, but many social media sites have different image size and format requirements. …

Facebook: Open Platform, Private Platform

Facebook cMark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, posted his vision for Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger (all which his company runs), and for social media in general, on a blog post in The New York Times. It is a startling …

LinkedIn Podcast Grows Social Media Trend

LinkedIn logoA new podcast by LinkedIn is one of a number of podcasts produced by social media companies in an effort to educate users on better ways to make use of their platforms. Social Media Today explains this engagement trend here

Pew Plans Less Phone Polling for Research

BloggerTo us, it is no surprise that Pew Research Center has chosen to dramatically reduce phone polling in favor of online polling to gather research data. Recently, we wrote a post on how they viewed the differences between online polling …

Workplace Jargon Finding Acceptance

ShoutingThe Oxford English Dictionary is seeking jargon used in the workplace to determine if it should be added to their list of accepted language. Some workplace jargon that has become OED accepted language are “to bork”, “dishy” and “yorks”. These …

Corporate Social Responsibility Reports

CSR 2A recent article in Barron’s looked critically at social responsibility reports and found many lacking. Generally, the idea of social responsibility is considered a positive development by most and has exploded in the last seven to eight years. Barron’s interviewed …

Renewing Trust in Media and Democracy

This is no doubt a weighty topic, but one crucial to the success of our country and the business of public relations. Journalism and our democratic institutions are suffering from public distrust. Earlier this month, The Knight Commission on Trust,

The Ultimate Messaging Day

HeartWhen public relations professionals speak about messaging, what we are saying is similar to what happens every Valentine’s Day, getting the messaging right. As public relations professionals, we are always challenged to set the correct tone, succinctly make the right …

How Survey Mode Can Change Results

Question markThe mode of a survey is the way the survey is conducted. Examples of mode are by email, phone, online or letter. The survey mode can change the results, but not always. Pew Research Center has a great, short video …