“Better future for news” says former Globe editor Stackhouse

"There's still time, and plenty of reader interest and journalistic resolve, to forge a better future for news." This sanguine view belongs to former Globe & Mail editor John Stackhouse, in Vancouver recently to promote his latest book, Mass Disruption, Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a … [Read more...]

Manipulation of social media channels will bring blowback: Ryan Holiday part 2

I can't say I enjoyed Ryan Holiday's Trust Me, I'm Lying, but I also can't stop thinking about it. After outlining the extend of his media manipulation (his words) in the first half, he spends part two of the book explaining why he regrets what he did and theorizing on the extent of the … [Read more...]

Review: Trust Me, I’m Lying – frightening revelations on media manipulation

Astonished. My reaction as I read Ryan Holiday's book Trust Me, I'm Lying; Confessions of a Media Manipulator. In fact I put it down in disgust a couple of times. Bribe, write inflammatory headlines that aren't true, tell outright lies. That's the author's advice on how to get things in the … [Read more...]

Spin Sucks: a how-to for navigating the new PR landscape

Gini Dietrich wants us to expunge the word and concept of spin as it relates to public relations. I couldn't agree more. Gini is founder and CEO of integrated marketing and PR company Arment Dietrich and creator of the informative blog Spin Sucks. Recently she published a book of the same name. … [Read more...]