Staying credible in a world of fake news can seem daunting, but the best path forward is to establish your organization as a source of truth, build an authentic audience and then produce effective and useful content. This process in itself is an honest one, and will help your organization rise above fake news.
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While fake news on the internet is nothing new, the role and the degree to which it may be playing in our decision making has taken on new significance.
While social media can be empowering, the same tools enable falsehood and lies to spread faster and farther than ever. How did we get here, and what should governments and citizens do about it?
I’ve started this newsletter for our internal open data community of interest (DataCOIN) and thought others might find it useful. I read a lot about open data and I bet some of you do too. To pool our knowledge and prevent FOMO (fear of missing out), I’m starting a mini bi-weekly-ish newsletter that highlights what’s going on… Read more »
People are busy and our most important task is to tell a story in a way that people remember. A few, easy numbers make that task a lot easier. … In days of old, we used to have to rely on reporters to find those people, although it’s certainly within our power to help them…. Read more »
Have you ever read an article or heard a story that just catches your attention? You know, the ones that you just HAVE to pass on to everyone you know? Most of the time we don’t even think twice as to whether or not it’s even true. Well, that happened to me but this time… Read more »
Perhaps the question I feared the most as a newspaper reporter went something like this: “But what do you have for me today?” It came from editors, usually in the morning after a long day breaking a story, scooping the competition, juggling phone calls and angry sources, and a late night writing the story on… Read more »
Fostering effective media relations can be a challenging endeavor for anyone, including public sector communicators. This is due, in large part, to a history of adversarial relations between government and the so-called Fourth Estate. Thus it’s essential for government communicators to break down this firewall and build bridges instead. With this in mind, you should… Read more »
With all the perpetual hype surrounding the proliferation of social media it appears that traditional media are becoming the unwanted stepchildren in today’s fast evolving mobile, digital and virtual world. Yet despite a conspicuous shift in the media landscape caused by the 21st century Information Age, tens of millions of Americans still consume news that… Read more »
Speaking to the news media can be a tricky business. This is especially true if you are not a professional communicator, former journalist, or possess other expertise in media relations and communications. Therefore, the following 10 best practices to master media interviews — from traditional media to digital media — should prove beneficial if and… Read more »