Facebook looks to takedown YouTube with the launch of video service

Earlier this month Facebook announced the creation of Watch, a platform dedicated to original short form video. No doubt part of the social media juggernaut’s quest for world domination. Watch will appear as a tab on the Facebook platform. It’s a pretty great strategy because it will have users continually coming back to their News … More Facebook looks to takedown YouTube with the launch of video service

The subtle art of threading (no, this ain’t about your eyebrows)

Let me first tell you I am no expert when it comes to Twitter threads. In fact, I had to ask a colleague (and then google) how to do it. And if you have no idea what threading is, it’s just linking a series of your tweets together. It can be especially helpful in crafting … More The subtle art of threading (no, this ain’t about your eyebrows)

There are PR fails and then there is United

Oh United. What happened? You went from “Come fly the friendly skies” to “Get yo mother#^@%*&ing ass of this plane” and created one of the biggest public relations fails in years. Here’s what happened. In April 2017, United oversold a flight from Chicago to Louisville. Ticket agents first asked for volunteers to give up their … More There are PR fails and then there is United

How the media became mediocre in a President Trump world

If mediocrity is something journalists today strive for then collectively we’ve achieved it. I say “we” in the sense that I too am a journalist, a part of the collective. But I certainly don’t strive for mediocrity, nor am I thrilled that my colleagues have grown accustomed to the benchmark. Seriously folks we have got … More How the media became mediocre in a President Trump world

Why we need more diversity in media ownership

When it comes to society and culture, diverse representation is critical. Unfortunately, in today’s media landscape that’s not the case. Diverse and alternative viewpoints help create a more balanced and well structured community. The FCC needs to do more to ensure more female and minority representation, because what we are seeing represented now is very … More Why we need more diversity in media ownership