It will come as little surprise to anyone who regularly interfaces with reporters that the NYT botched its reporting on the San Bernardino shooting when it reported, initially, that shooter Tashfeen Malik had openly posted pro-Jihad and radical Islamic statements on social media. The original story, reported by Mike Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo, who cover national … More Will the NYT Brass Really Come Down On Anonymous Sourcing?
My son has loved football since the first time he saw it. We raised our kids without a lot of media when they were young and still don’t have cable, but after the first time he watched football at a Super Bowl Party around age 5 he figured out that our neighbor, David, was a … More The NFL’s Twelve-Year-Old Problem
There’s nothing more to say, really… Link
Read it. It’s not a doom and gloom hand wringer. Instead, it’s just a solid, realistic assessment of the economics and reader dynamics of how news is going to be reported in the future. Plus some good solid advice for anyone who still considers him/herself to be a reporter.
Way back in May I posted what I thought was a long-shot suggestion that Shelley Sterling should grab control of the Clippers away from her husband and sell the damn team. At the time I thought it was the equivalent of one of those half-court buzzer beating attempts that almost never goes in. I thought she … More Way to Go Mrs. Sterling
Look, I’m against lying in general. I think it’s a bad practice and leads to all sorts of personal breakdowns. Whenever I’m brought in on a media crisis one of the very first things I establish with my clients is that they should NEVER, under any circumstances, tell a provable lie. By that, I mean … More Why You Should NEVER Tell a Provable Lie
Mostly I post here from the perspective of a crisis communications expert but this time I’m wearing a different hat. In addition to advising on strategic communications and PR I’m the VP of Research and Strategy for Jury Insight, where we apply the techniques of political message testing and market research to extremely high-stakes litigation. … More Why Johns Hopkins Overpaid by at Least $150 Million in OB-GYN Class Action