Renewing Trust in Media and Democracy

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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,

Behind the Univision Layoffs

Strife Among Univision Brass Precedes CutsShouting

Univision is still the nation’s largest Spanish-language media outlet, but its audience has dropped sharply in recent year and competitors are nipping at its heels. This week its new CEO announced it is laying …

It’s About Journalism

CJR on Journalism Impact of Daily News Cuts

Don’t worry about the journalists  — worry about journalism and by extension, about democracy.  That’s the take by the Columbia HatchettwoJournalism Review on the layoff of half the New York Daily News’ …

Protecting Kids from Digital Dangers

UK campaign says legal mandates protecting kids from online negatives are needed

A new campaign by  the Daily Telegraph backs legal requirements protecting kids from digital dangers and has launched a campaign on theMagglass issue. It centers on “duty of …

Facebook Brings News Powerhouses Aboard

Facebook Pays for News Content

newsiconABC, Anderson Cooper, Shepard Smith, Jorge Ramos and more: News powerhouses are coming aboard Facebook’s Watch, its section of proprietary video content. As TechCrunch points out, what’s especially notable is that the social media giant …

Politicians Are Setting Up Their Own Media

MicrophonePoliticians aren’t just tweeting

Politicians are setting up their own media. They’re establishing live streams, blogs with catchy names and more to reach voters directly. According to the New York Times, it’s partly to promote themselves. It’s also a …

Going Print-Only for the News

What happens when you get all your news from print newspapers?  You get good info, according to this New York Times columnist.…

Latino Social Media Use is Shaping Miami

Hispanic Americans spend more time with social media than any other kind of media and according to the Miami Herald, this is having an impact on the city.…

The Gray Lady, Social Media and the Oscars

The New York Times explains its approach to social media coverage of the Academy Awards.…

Combating ‘Fake News’ with Advertising

Media brands being deemed ‘Fake News’ are turning to advertising to address the accusation. Their marketing often educates people on the rigorous processes that make good journalism. A number of these media are claiming that subscriptions and viewership are up …