Recently released emails written by employees of the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC and other Canadian government workers show that the Embassy directly lobbied the Bush Administration and Congress in an attempt […]
Nota Bene #114: Big Star
“The radio makes hideous sounds.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #112: GOOOLLLLLLLL
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #111: Mmmmm… Beeeeeer
Sorry for the long absence. Let’s carry on, shall we? “If you listen to the guys up in the stands, pretty soon you’ll be up there sitting with them.” Who said it?
The Weekly Carboholic: Tipping points will be difficult to identify
Tipping points will be difficult to identify U.S. Chamber of Commerce President complains about environmentalists Barrels instead of bottles Ocean acidification to turn parts of the Arctic Ocean corrosive by 2018 El […]
Gene Randall 'Reporting,' Inc.
My article published yesterday in Columbia Journalism Review:
Former CNN correspondent-turned-PR consultant Gene Randall’s video “report” for oil giant Chevron might be unprecedented for how it blurred the line between public relations and journalism. But the Randall-Chevron production raises not only ethical questions, but also the question of whether a surge of newly pink-slipped reporters might go, as one media critic put it, “over to the dark side” and how that might further muddy the line between news and corporate advocacy.