Anna Medina Discusses Productivity and Silicon Valley Journalism

Meet Anna Medina, the Palo Alto Weekly’s Editorial Assistant and Internship Coordinator. What’s your top (or favorite) story right now? I will defer to the tabs open on my computer at this very moment. As an introvert in a world of constant stimulation, I found this piece in the Washington Post on how technology is impairing our ability to be alone to…
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Using Photography to Tell Stories

Todd Johnson, visual journalist at the San Francisco Business Times, gives us an insight into his work as a photojournalist, some PR tips and the future of photography. What’s your top story for today? My days are usually spent shooting assignments that could be published that same day, for the weekly print paper or for a special section that could…
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Are We Standing on the Next Grassy Knoll of Journalism?

By David Landis, President, Landis Communications Inc. (LCI) I recently returned from the global gathering of our PR affiliates – this time in Dallas, Texas. Our Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) conferences are always inspiring sessions where PR pros from around the world meet to discuss trends, business practices and business development. But often it’s what happens away from the…
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The “Fake News” Debacle

By Gus Nodal, Senior Account Executive “Fake news” and “alternative facts” are catchphrases being tossed around and many people are left feeling like they don’t know what to believe anymore. For some, it is easy to hear “news is fake” over and over and start believing it. It is true that fake news exists. There are sites that proliferate false…
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Meet the Media – Eric Adler, Kansas City Star

What’s your top story for today? Besides the story on Alzheimer’s that an LCI call triggered, I recently finished a two-month project called “No Justice,” about a guy, Lamonte McIntyre, who was wrongly accused of double murder and was given two life sentences when he was 17. He was wrongly arrested, wrongly convicted based on what was likely false and coerced…
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LCI Blog: MediaMonday – Omar Akhtar, senior editor at The Hub, PRWeek’s sister brand

What’s your top story for today? We have a story up about Kenneth Cole’s very misguided and tone-deaf tweet which referenced Syria, and tried to make light of the situation by talking about his footwear line. http://www.thehubcomms.com/blog/kenneth-cole-is-stupid-on-twitter. It’s such a classic example of how to use social media badly. He followed it up with an Instagram video claiming he was…
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