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Wikileaks The State Department PR Machine Neatly Handles Wikileaks And Its The Media Having To Do The Explaining - December 2, 2010
Want a lesson in damage control? Then just study how the US State Department has handled Wikileaks. Its A PR exercise that should be studied in universities for years. Now, it is the media that needs all the PR help it can get to handle an unforgiving public.

The Secrets Of Fragile Information - November 30, 2010
Thousands of journalists went to work Monday. Some even started early, on Sunday. There was a lot of catching up to doin more ways than one.

News, News: Read all about it - July 26, 2010
The news business is going through difficult times. Advertising revenues are way down, with little clear understanding of the relationship between blogs and the internet to paper media. For the moment, print is the big loser. But, whatever your media preference I do assume people are still interested in getting the news, especially readers who are looking at this article two recent stories show how valuable the media can be in checking the government while informing the public.


 

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The Campaign Is On - Elections and Media – new

Elections campaigns are big media events. Candidates and issues are presented, analyzed and criticized in broadcast and print. Media is now more of a participant in elections than ever. This ftm Knowledge file reports on news coverage, advertising, endorsements and their effect on democracy at work. 84 pages. PDF (September 2017)

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Fake News, Hate Speech and Propaganda

The institutional threat of fake news, hate speech and propaganda is testing the mettle of those who toil in news media. Those three related evils are not new, by any means, but taken together have put the truth and those reporting it on the back foot. Words matter. This ftm Knowledge file explores that light. 48 pages, PDF (March 2017)

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The Millennials

In the media sphere nothing is more important than knowing the audience. Once in a generation a target group evolves to catch the attention of publishers and broadcasters, advertisers and media buyers, social critics and politicians. The Millennials, also known as Generation Y and digital natives, are it, with unique characteristics and behaviors. They have already reshaped everything we do. 35 pages, PDF (December 2016)

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