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Seasonal Media Stories Always Needed

NewsjpgThere is a seasonality to many media stories. From our perspective as public relations professionals, it’s highly beneficial to be aware of those stories the news media have to do every season. This time of year, like clockwork, the media …

State of the News Media Business

Pew Research Center produces an annual report on the state of the news media. This year, as in years past, the news media business remains challenged. Though much of the economy continues to grow, employment in this industry does not. …

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 …

BuzzFeed Site Shows Journalism Heft

BuzzFeed Spotlights its Commitment to Reporting

NewsjpgA development in the ever-changing world of journalism: BuzzFeed has set up a separate site for its news stories. According to TechCrunch, the organization wants to make it clearer that it does in-depth …

Censorship in School Newspapers

bannedSome Teen Journalists Encounter Censorship

Sensitive subjects — from investigations into personnel matters to relationships — are provoking anger and censorship for some school newspapers, according to the New York Times.  Its story notes that a 1988 Supreme Court …

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 …

Journalism Schools: Are They Needed?

Debating the value of journalism training

Journalism schools: Are they needed? Or at least, are they needed anymore?  Columbia Journalism ReviewCap explores these questions by presenting three points of view — yes, no, and depends on the cost. Here at …

A Crisis at Your Senior Living Community

You’ve just had a crisis at one of your senior living communities and the news media has found out. This is normally when your crisis communication plan should be pulled out and acted on. You no longer have the luxury …

Media Seeks Facebook Collective Bargain

This short article in PC Magazine touches on so many issues associated with Facebook’s stranglehold on advertising and how it is affecting news media. Facebook’s efforts to address fake news have greatly diminished the news media’s and local newspapers’ digital …

Ikea’s Shocking “Pee on this Ad”

Ikea, in a magazine ad created by its agency Akestam Holst, literally wants women to pee on an Ikea ad to see if they are pregnant. The ad has been treated with chemicals similar to those found in pregnancy testing …