Category Archives: HonorTagProfessional

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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Lance Dutson Redux: The Blog That Roared

A Maine legislator has shot back in the pendng defamation lawsuit against local writer Lance Dutson, calling for an investigation of the state agency involved and suspension of the state’s contract with New York ad agency Warren Kremer Paino Advertising … Continue reading

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Moussaoui Got it Wrong

9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui says he "won" after a jury sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He’s wrong. The life sentence doesn’t mean Moussaoui won — it means civilization did. Moussaoui media death penalty capital … Continue reading

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Lance Dutson’s Legal Battle: Why It Matters to Modern Journalism

I didn’t believe in objectivity when I was a reporter and I do not believe in it now. Objectivity is the Great Myth of modern journalism, up there with foreign correspondent being a “glamorous occupation” and Fox News being “Fair … Continue reading

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Lance Dutson’s Legal Battle: Why It Matters to Modern Journalism

I didn’t believe in objectivity when I was a reporter and I do not believe in it now. Objectivity is the Great Myth of modern journalism, up there with foreign correspondent being a “glamorous occupation” and Fox News being “Fair … Continue reading

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Death in the Blogosphere: What We Gained From Terry Heaton’s Loss

Those of you who follow Terry Heaton’s Pomo Blog already know that Terry’s wife, Allie, died this week. Her death at 41 was sudden, unexpected, and of course heartbreaking beyond words to Terry, her husband of only 18 months. Terry’s … Continue reading

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The New Journalism Rules: Learning to Fly in the Modern Mediasphere™

At first glance, The Naples (Fla.) Daily News web site looks like any other newspaper site: Articles include a local twist to a national story on declining home sales; a car crash that killed a local resident; and a cold … Continue reading

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