Tag Archives: Huffington Post

“Oh, son of a…! That’s gonna leave a mark!

The headline of this post is a quote from the 1995 comedy “Tommy Boy.” But it could have been the shouts of frustration emanating from the offices of JPMorgan’s communications team yesterday. In a move that has many people scratching their heads, JPMorgan, the largest investment bank in the United States, decided to hold Twitter […]

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Live Broadcasting is the Way to Go

Today PR News published a byline I wrote about why brands should consider using their digital and social channels for live programming. It’s called “5 Reasons Brands Should Go Live.” Here is a brief excerpt: “What do The New York Times, the Huffington Post and Verizon Wireless all have in common? All three brands have […]

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The Amazon Post or Why Print Was Already Dead

One of my PR colleagues had this reaction to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, buying the Washington Post. “This really is the end of an era for print media as we know it.” My reaction? Where have you been? Print media, particularly print newspapers, official kicked the bucket in 2009 – after a long […]

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The Merits & Perils of Social Search

What is social search? It’s when you enter a search term in a search engine and it delivers not just search results, but the opinions, commentary and actions of your family, friends and co-workers. So, for example, if I decide to go to a movie and I might search on the “Capital Theater” in Arlington, […]

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In Search of Blog Content

A blog is like a gigantic hole. Sometimes the gigantic hole seems to be on par with the size of the Grand Canyon.  Other times the gigantic hole seems more manageable like, for example, the size of an open grave. Just kidding… Blogging is hard work.  It is endless.  Deadlines loom all the time – […]

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A Vanishing Species: Fact-based Journalism

“Well, opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one.” – Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry in “Dead Pool”   Here is the sad story about FACT.  The unfortunate fellow has been thumped on the noggin, hog-tied, and dragged unconscious into a locked closet by OPINION, SPECULATION, and RHETORIC. The big enablers of this Gang of Three?  […]

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Collecting Content Isn’t An Art – Creating It Is

Woe to the content curator! This is how askew the conversation on content aggregation and curation has gotten. Content curators (people and companies that scan the web for interesting articles, photographs and videos that are created by other people and post them on their own sites) are upset that they are not getting enough credit […]

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The End of Channel Media

CNN used to be a cable news network. The New York Times used to be a newspaper. The Huffington Post used to be a blog. But that’s not the case anymore. CNN, New York Times and the Huffington Post (like almost every other major news organization) are no longer defined by their channels.  This is […]

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Backlash Against Huffington Post Heats Up

Has the Huffington Post jumped the shark? The news this week that AOL bought the Huffington Post for $315 million has been met with outrage by many readers and, worse, by the hundreds, if not thousands of bloggers who contribute free content to the site. Comments on the Huffington Post’s announcement about the sale have […]

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Blogging is Now Part of Journalism

The news this morning that the Huffington Post has been sold to AOL for $315 million begs the question: Is there any difference between a news blog and an online news publication? I’d argue that few people can tell the difference anymore. In fact, the term “blog” may have run its course (with the exception […]

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