Fishing for Access: The Importance of Ethical Media Relations

Yes, it’s absolutely tempting to give more access than the average communicator in order to get closer to the all-important news story. But, at the end of the day, we want our stories to have weight, we want the fact that our client made the news to mean something. And if we make it so journalists are dependent on the access we provide, there may not be a point to “fishing” at all.

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Fake Twitter Followers! Sad!

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Buying Twitter followers has become a booming industry in the past several years, and many of the world leaders inventoried here may have padded their follower counts. It is surprisingly cheap to do: $12 buys 1,000 Twitter followers. However not all the fake followers may have been bought by the account […]

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Character Limit

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Sometimes we must begin from the question, what is there left to say? What is there left to say about President Trump and Twitter? Not much. Trump has had a Twitter account since 2009, and has been prolific on it for coming up on a decade. Journalists and many others have been […]

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Snowflakes

Including the pope in these leaders may skew some of the takeaways about how leaders use their account. His content predictably differs widely from the other leaders on this list, but each of the accounts is unique in certain ways. President Widodo of Indonesia signs 95% of his tweets with his initials, personalizing his messages […]

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Gender-Neutral Design Becoming a Universal Design

Suzanne Tick, leading textile designer, in her article “His & Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society” focuses on the gender revolution occurring in today’s workplace where individuals are finding androgyny as a commonplace. More specifically, Tick describes this revolution as a human phenomenon that is forcing the current design landscape in the work place to […]

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RA6: Losing your home

Paul Duggan’s ‘Why would I leave? It’s my home.’ addresses the problem of gentrification and reconstruction in close knit neighborhoods. In growing communities, reconstruction of promising areas often displaces and destroys the homes of many without any consideration. Paul Duggan dove into this phenomenon by speaking with the residents of Kenilworth, DC who face the […]

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RA5(ExtraPoints): Make America United Again

Make America United Again In “Divisions in My Dorm Room” K.N. Pineda delves into the college world and its experience throughout the 2016 election. The recent United States presidential election caused an uproar, specifically in the lives of college students. Campuses that were once accepting and open became defensive and hurt due to the news of our […]

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Digital: Behind the Reconstruction

Reconstruction has taken over in Thomas Circle NW. Thomas Circle was already beautiful, built with a particular amount of character and history, yet every so often changes begin to be made. Though the circle is filled with beautiful buildings and high class restaurants it seems to never be satisfied by its looks. The biggest reconstruction […]

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