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Spam Shaping Phone Communication

Spam graphicCellphone spam has sparked another evolution in modern communication, with 70% of consumers now only answering calls from their contacts and phone numbers they recognize. NPR examines the phenomenon.…

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’ …

Why Business Speaks on Social Issues

In the age of segregation, it was customary for business to abide by “local custom” and stay away from controversial issues. Today, business is driving change on many social issues. What brought about this sea change? The Conversation examines the …

How Reliable is Telephone Research?

The Pew Research Center explains the challenges of doing reliable and accurate research when the primary technique is a phone survey. With landline use dramatically dropping and mobile phone number portability commonplace, researchers are finding it ever more challenging …

Brand Funds National Park Restoration Contest

American Express is receiving extensive media coverage for a contest it has undertaken with the National Park Service, National Geographic and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to provide $2 million dollars for restoration of national parks. Anyone can vote …

Brands Power Social Change

Not too long ago, brands took the safe route and avoided social issues. Profits were the focus and anything controversial was a hindrance to that goal. Today the situation is much different. Brands are leading social change; and for example, …

Research: Millennials Now Largest Generation

It’s official, Millennials have now become the largest living generation. The American Baby Boomer generation has been surpassed according to Pew Research Center in this Washington Post article. Using statistics from the Census Bureau, Pew Research Center discovered there are …

5 Ways We Differ From Europeans

According a study by Pew Research Center, there are 5 fundamental ways that our society differs from our European counterparts. Interestingly, they seems to go back to when Europeans founded colonies here and when more recent immigration waves arrived. …

2015 Top Social Media Posts

According to the Huffington Post, these are their top social media posts this past year. For a publication that often addresses leading social issues throughout its content, this list really doesn’t speak well to what captures reader interest. The …

Digital Media Soars In D.C.

Washington Examiner reports on a Pew Research Center analysis of journalists covering Washington D.C. Reporters for specialized digital media that charge a premium for in-depth, issues information has grown 400% while traditional media coverage that looks at broader social issues …