The “World Whisky of the Year” Award was handed out this week and the media ate it up and gave it lots of ink and airtime. But, what if I told you this award was just one man and his personal taste?
There are about 50% fewer journalists today compared with 25 years ago — with more jobs disappearing by the week. Has journalism crossed the tipping point. Can it be saved?
You see that middle-aged woman sitting in front of you at the coffee shop? She’s a reporter. Maybe not for a newspaper. But, she has an iPhone that records and 800 followers on Twitter.
It’s easy to communicate when you’re winning. But, how you deal with the media after a loss is the true test for journalists — especially in politics.
This just in: that off-the-cuff quip your favourite politician made? Completely premeditated and rehearsed — as it should be! Only an idiot goes into a news conference or speech unprepared.
Richard “The Badger” Brennan just retired from political reporting after 43 years. I am so happy to announce he is joining me in a media coaching venture. Look out world.
You’ve just been elected after a hard-fought campaign and lots of media. So, you may think it’s time to relax and exhale. Wrong. Time to get to work and dealing with the media should be a top priority. Ignore at your own risk.
Leaving journalism doesn’t have to be a ‘Jerry Maguire’ moment (leave the goldfish). There is, indeed, life after journalism. I made the leap and often share tips and advice with former colleagues looking to leave. This blog goes over those questions and the responses.
It can take decades of hard work and great expense to build a corporate and personal reputation. And, it can take mere minutes to destroy that reputation. This post gives you guidance on how to prepare for the inevitable — a PR crisis.
Mark Twain said people should not pick fights with those who buy ink the barrel. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper learned that the hard way. This column deconstructs Harper’s ‘war on the media’ with tips and insights on how to learn from his mistakes, whether you’re in politics or business.