Exciting news!

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I have some exciting news to share. However, given that the lifespan of the average blog is short – most blogs stop … Continue reading → The post Exciting news! I began writing this blog in May 2009. It was an experiment to see what blogging was like.

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Important News About Data Protection

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If you’re wondering why you have recently received a raft of emails from different companies, organizations and sites about data protection, there is a reason: a new European law on data protection. What is the GDPR? On 25 May 2018, … Continue reading → Uncategorized data protection GDPR Manner of Speaking

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All the news…

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Now in my 8th week of fasting from the daily news (for reasons I explained back in October) I’m nevertheless fascinated by the stories I hear people around me discussing (many of which seem to involve the surprise election of a New York property developer).

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DG in the news

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

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2009 130

Michael - Not News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time, that was news. The phenomenon of a hurricane with such force and devastation is still news. The development of a category 6 or 7 hurricane would be news. Florence was made news. Those two should be news.    Michael shouldn't be news.

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I read the news today, oh boy…

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I read the news today, oh boy About a lucky man who made the grade And though the news was rather sad Well, I just had to laugh. — The Beatles, A Day In The Life I’ve made a decision to avoid reading the news for the rest of 2016. This might strike some as […]. Deep End Book Review

2016 174

News Corp's KNEWZ Takes on Google

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday his "baby" News Corp rolled out KNEWZ. The New York Post , which is owned by News Corp, describes what that launch was all about. Many recall that Murdoch's first love had been the news business. After all, news-reading habits get formed and harden.

2020 56

Fake News Very Bad News for Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, fake news is a known weapon used in politics.  It's a different context though, when we realize that fake news can just as easily take down our client's brand. In PR Week , Chris Daniels looks at this threat of fake news for brands.

2016 60

Goodbye, Martinez-News Gazette, After 161 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After 161 years, reports AP , the Martinez-News Gazette published its last print edition today.  There is now one less spot for a new journalist to learn the trade.   It was based east of San Francisco, in the city of Martinez.

2019 52

News Companies - Add Them to Economic Victims of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Roughly 28,000 workers at news companies nationwide have been laid off, furloughed or had their pay reduced."  Add those news companies to the list of the "victims" of the coronavirus. Yes, traffic is up at news outlets such as BuzzFeed and Gannett.

2020 52

Microsoft's MSN.Com Shifting from Human to AI News Editors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, reports Geekwire , Microsoft's MSN.com terminated about 50 human editorial types to select news stories and headlines.   MSN.com is the umbrella organization over Microsoft News.  They will be replaced by robots, that is, artificial intelligence.    This transition to robots from human contract editors is a bigger threat to the communications profession than the falloff in advertising.

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Media Training | Yahoo News Hire Investigative Reporter Star

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2014 61

NBC News Steve Capus: Candidates ‘lazy’

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2012 56

CNN Internet Traffic Up, Fox News Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Similar Web , Internet traffic on Fox News is down 4 points. Meanwhile, CNN, whose news coverage is broader, is up 5 points. Its rank is 26 - 10 slots higher than that of Fox News.  Fox News might send Tucker Carlson on a six-week tour of duty off the air.

You HAD Worked at Bloomberg News - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There seems to be as many former editors and journalists who had worked at Bloomberg News as folks who have ancestors on the Mayflower. Immediately, when we have the bad luck to do business with them they foist on us:  I had been an editor/reporter with Bloomberg News

2018 56

Communicating Bad News - Seven Steps for CEO’s

Matt Eventoff

How does a CEO communicate change that may be perceived as negative? How does a CEO message bad news? Communicating or delivering negative or “bad&# news is without question an art form. (I I do disagree with the contention that delivering good news properly is not an art - it is) So how do you do it? It is much easier to communicate bad news to someone who is used to hearing from you regularly than someone who hears from you once a quarter.

2009 135

In the News: Targeting the Lifestyle Needs of Millennials

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the News brokersWe all know financial woes rank high on the list of concerns millennials face - and hope their employers will help to solve. However, this generation is incredibly diverse when it comes to which financial challenges specifically affect their day to day lives, and their employers' bottom lines.

Some random news

Speak Schmeak

Tags: News Speaking Engagements

2008 130

News Corp Expands India Interests

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"News Corp is continuing its focus on India after it announced a deal to buy tech and startup-focused media company VCCircle. Overseen by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, newspaper niche News Corp had been split from the more profitable entertainment unit - Fox.

2015 65

The End of Work - Microsoft News Leads the Way, Role of Human Being Being Reviewed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was Microsoft's announcement that its News unit (MSN.com) was replacing about 50 human editors with robots. The giant tech company had opted for Artificial Intelligence (AI), not human intelligence, to make judgment calls about what news should be selected for viewing. 

2020 56

Jon Stewart To O’Reilly: ‘Fox News Is The Lupus Of News … Selling Crap In America’ Mediaite

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How to deliver bad news

More than PowerPoint...

And you have to be the bearer of bad news. To begin communicating your bad news, just say it. No couching it with “there’s no easy way to put this, but…” You must lead clearly and concisely with the bad news. There’s no way around it.

2015 56

New York Daily News - MORE Layoffs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The hometown newspaper - the New York Daily News - announced that it was laying off 93. Those who loved the raw personality of the Daily News felt it was the end of an era. Many in the New York Metro area remember the carnage announced on July 23rd of this year.

CBS News - Tough Challenge Taking on ABC's David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

News on ABC, anchor David Muir has become the youthful version of Walter Cronkite. In addition, the pacing and visuals for the ABC news are done perfectly. Therefore, the incoming head of CBS News Susan Zirinsky will have to transcend the aura surrounding Muir. On the 6:30 P.M.

2019 56

ABC News: Fry-day, Fry-day: Is pop music frying our vocal cords?

Matt Eventoff

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2016 130

My take on Anthony Weiner for ABC News

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2013 52

The Extreme Cruelty of the News Cycle - Meghan/Harry As Irrelevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's  the news story. Essentially they have been disappeared, at least from the news cycle.   The news cycle is cruel. This is the Year of Coronavirus. Subheads in that are stock market crashes and a world economic slowdown. Already Cisco has laid off. 

2020 56

BBP Featured in Fox News

Beyond Bullet Points

For Cliff’s 5 Essentials for Effective Presentations, check out this Fox News iMag article: [link]. BBP news PowerPoint presentations

Hillary Clinton Appears on Fox News Channel? | Media Training

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2014 52

A Crisis Situation Doesn’t Always Mean (News) Coverage, Pt I

Matt Eventoff

Every day there are myriad stories in the news about companies dealing with a crisis situation; many more never make a news broadcast. Develop Relationships with Board Members, Investors, and Others BEFORE a Crisis Situation or Bad Bit of News. The reality is it is much easier to communicate bad news to someone who is used to hearing from you regularly than someone who hears from you once a quarter.

2011 136

Facebook Considering Hiding Like Count on News Feed Posts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it was inevitable that Facebook began considering hiding the like count on news feed posts. It's emotional reality: All those likes others' posts receive can make the less-liked feel, well, less-than.

2019 52

Alltop: All the top Speaking news

DeFinis Communications

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The NY Daily News endorsement of Romney is Utterly Meaningless

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2012 61

No Breaking News: It Snows in Winter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's expected that local media might position and package several inches of snow as breaking news. The Daily Mail , which usually has bigger fish to fry, has focused on snow. Actually, the coverage is about two snow storms about to occur in the northeast U.S.

2018 52

Not News: Aging Continuing to Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's not news. The New York Post states yet agian that the aging are jittery about outliving their money. Simultaneously they are concerned that their monthly Social Security check will be cut back.    So, it's no surprise that more than half of the elderly surveyed by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies stated they were still working for the income. No, it wasn't to keep busy.

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Newspapers/TV News - Confidence Continues to Plummet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gallup found that we don't have a lot of trust in newspapers and TV news. Remember when our days began with a newspaper delivered on the front porch and ended in front of the evening news broadcasted on TV? For TV news the drop has been to 21%.

2016 56

Jon Stewart Tears Into Fox News For ‘Not Optimal-Gate,’ Offers Diagnosis: ‘Baracktose Intolerance’

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2 Pieces of Better News, 3 Old Trouble Spots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The good news provides time to build up our financial reserves and maybe even accumulate wealth. The end seemed near. A whopper of a world downturn was imminent. So, we assumed two months ago.

2019 56

What are the best news sources on the Web?

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LB interviewed in Santa Barbara News-Press

Speak Schmeak

Not About Speaking News Twitter About MeYes, that's right. I was one of several Santa Barbarians interviewed on how we use Twitter for business and pleasure. Great article, which unfortunately is behind a pay wall, so I won't be posting a link here.

NBC News Fires Editor for Doctoring Trayvon Martin Audio

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2012 54

Writing W5 News Article Leads

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The W5 — who, what, where, when and why (and sometimes hoW) is key to the news article, particularly to the lead of a news article. Here is a news headline followed by a W5 news lead: Headline : Wildfire towns declared crime scenes Lead : Police in Whittlesea, Australia declared incinerated towns crime scenes today, and the prime minister spoke of “mass murder” after investigators said arsonists may have set some of Australia’s worst wildfires in history.

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Terrorism as New Normal - Brussels Not News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, this is hardly news. Like the Boston Bombing and massacre in San Bernardino, California, the terrorist attack in Brussels is a tragedy. Lives were lost. Trauma will be part of the survivors' memory bank. And the city will be hyperalert for a while.

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