Posts Tagged: press

DorobekINSIDER: #GovPress – Federal Times Watkins stepping down

The press doesn’t often get thanked. It’s OK — we’re easy to dislike… and we get that. But there are times when people deserve to be thanked. Federal Times editor Steve Watkins has decided to step down from that post after 15 years as the leader of that publication. Watkins told Federal Times that heRead… Read more »

A Case Study in Real-World Section 508 Compliance at the National Press Club on February 21st

Deque Systems is hosting a free seminar titled “A Case Study in Real-World Section 508 Compliance: How the VA is deploying the largest section 508 program in government” at the National Press Club on February 21st. This seminar will present the inside story of how the VA is deploying the largest Section 508 Compliance programRead… Read more »

Social Media & Elections: Using New Media to Manage an Election & Communicate with Voters

On Friday, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission held a roundtable discussion throughout the day on “Voting Goes Viral. Using New Media to Manage an Election and Communicate with Voters“. The archived video of the webcast is available here. An Introduction Their premise going into the day? There are a multitude of social media sources forRead… Read more »

National Defense University Press Launches Online Scavenger Hunt, Taking on a Web 2.0 Attitude

Washington, D.C. — Beginning Tuesday, December 14, National Defense University Press (NDU Press) will be hosting a holiday scavenger hunt to highlight its Web site and publications. The event kicks off on the NDU Press Facebook page at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The scavenger hunt will occur across all NDU Press sites, which include a mainRead… Read more »

HR=Humans Represent: A Personal Press Release

Move over cover letters – how about attaching a personal press release to your next resumé submission? I was thinking about it, and it occurred to me that a cover letter is pretty darn close to being a press release (or at least people should be writing theirs like one to stand out from theRead… Read more »

How to work with the traditional media using the tools of social media?

Next month I will start my new diplomatic appointment – media advisor and spokesperson of the Israeli embassy to France. It’s the second time I will work as a spokesperson for the embassy. 10 years ago I did the same job in Moscow. Looks like the same job? Of course, Moscow is not Paris, RussiaRead… Read more »

Examples of Good Web 2.0 Newsrooms/Pages?

After a recent post about newroom 2.0 make overs…I’d now like to emphasize that there is a legitimate need to change towards the use of social media as part of your communication, marketing, outreach, employment recruitment, and the meeting of your agency procurement needs strategy. Therefore, I went looking for good examples of Web 2.0Read… Read more »

Why does the press seem to love a Social Media bad news story?

The release on August 5th on a Marine Corps memo “banning” Social Media was misinterpreted by AP and started a firestorm of coverage in the press. At present, a Yahoo news search reveals over 1300 articles mentioning “Marines Ban Social Media”. However, when the Marines issued a clarification the next day stating specifically that theRead… Read more »

Twitter Outreach

We just set up a twitter account ( in hopes of using it as another source of distribution to the press and citizens. So, I’ve been poking around online and discovered a few articles of interest. The Pioneer Press on Twitter Learn about micro blogging and join our reporters in the Twitterverse Twitter usage byRead… Read more »