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Journalism 101: Media Versus Medium

What do we call the Internet, newspapers, TV and radio? They are the “media” when grouped collectively, as in “media reports say the war is going well.” In formal language, a single newspaper might be called a “medium” but the term is convoluted and most people will not use it. No one says “I read […]

25Jun2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

How Big Companies Get Media Coverage

There aren’t many days when the news is not dominated by massive organizations. When a large corporation opens a new factory, the Red Cross seeks blood, a union strikes or the local government raises taxes, many people are affected and by definition such events are news. That giant organizations are well covered by the media […]

24Jun2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

PR And The Big Business Connection

In the early 1900s big business was the subject of scathing articles and books by such muckrakers as Upton Sinclair and Ida Tarbell. There were few industry spokesmen to respond, a gap soon filled by business writers who quickly saw that they could earn more as publicity agents than as journalists. The use of publicity […]

23Jun2009 | | 0 comments | Continued