Category Archives: HonorTagProfessional

Below the Fold: Criminal Justice Edition (or “Dead Puppies Tell No Tales”)

Use An Arrow, Go to Jail: 2002 “Survivor” winner Brian Heidik was arrested for shooting a puppy he mistook for a coyote. But that’s not the weird part – no, the weird part is that Heidik shot the puppy with … Continue reading

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Drive-By Journalism, Media Bias, the Case of the Disappearing Client and the Gospel According to John (Wagner)

Being on vacation is great for letting the mind wander. The problem is getting your mind back once you return. I’m still on vacation, so forgive the following items, as they were written without the benefit of my brain. If … Continue reading

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Scoble, Malik, and Carey: Lessons For Their Great Leaps Forward

Some people fear taking that first step. It doesn’t matter what they are moving toward – a new job, a new love, a commitment or a parting of the ways. The first step is almost always fraught with trepidation, like … Continue reading

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Death to “Bloggers” – Long Live Writers

I never liked the word “blog.” First of all, one-syllable words give me the creeps. Why just one syllable, huh? What is the word trying to hide? I think if a word has only one syllable, it’s not trying hard … Continue reading

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The Brand Illusion of News

The Big Four are no more. According a recent survey published in Ad Age magazine, only one in four 12-to 34-year-olds can name the four major traditional broadcast networks: ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox (sorry CW, you’re not in the … Continue reading

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The Brand Illusion of News

The Big Four are no more. According a recent survey published in Ad Age magazine, only one in four 12-to 34-year-olds can name the four major traditional broadcast networks: ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox (sorry CW, you’re not in the … Continue reading

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DaVinci’s Code, Dowie’s Descent, the Soul Patrol, and the Scourge of PR “Comfort Food”

Whenever I get too busy to write my columns, two things happen: One, I write quick little posts like this one to remind people I am still alive; and two, I come across as flippant and cynical in said posts. … Continue reading

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