Clarene Mitchell

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4 posts tagged with "media"

Sean Spicer's Press Briefing Debut Casts a Dark Shadow on PIOs

Posted:January 24, 2017 | Tags: Press, Lies, Press Conference, Sean Spicer, PIO, Public Information Officer, White House, Alternative Facts, Media

There was a smorgasbord of news to choose from this past weekend; the 45th President's inauguration, the Women's March, the Green Bay Packer's big loss to the Atlanta Falcons for the NFL Conference Championship spot, etc. As a communications professional, the news that captured my attention the most was Sean Spicer's, the new White House Press Secretary, first press briefing on Saturday (January 21, 2017). His adamant allegiance to his boss, the President, trumped him telling the truth to...

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A Rare Media Occurrence: A Newspaper Apologizes! by Clarene Mitchell

Posted:June 10, 2016 | Tags: politics, print, newspapers, media

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!...a newspaper issued an apology!

My first newspaper article was published in 1990. Needless to say, I have long been a news media enthusiast. So I was very surprised by an article published by the Shepherd Express.

The headline for the article is simply, We Apologize and the byline is attributed to Shepherd Express Staff. They stated in caps, "WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE TO YOU, OUR READERS.”

The reason for their apology was inconsequential to me, I am more...

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Major Newspapers Make the News for their Boldness

Posted:February 27, 2017 | Tags: Democracy, newspapers, New York Times, Washington Post, The Truth is Hard, Democracy Dies in Darkness, Freedom of the press, media

(Photo credit: robertfeder.com - Chicago news boxes)

*This article was originally published Feb 23 2017 on LinkedIn and featured Feb 25 2017 as a LinkedIn Editor's Picks.*

New York Times and Washington Post Resist Fake News

The media is under attack. With the surge of #fakenews and #alternativefacts, as well as relentless criticism directly from the #WhiteHouse by President Donald Trump, traditional news outlets are having to defend and protect their industry.

Both @TheNewYorkTimes and...

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Milwaukee Magazine: A case study in bad crisis communications

Posted:November 18, 2017 | Tags: PR, social media, Crisis Communications, media, Milwaukee Magazine. magazines, Quad Graphics, Milwaukee. racism, segregation

(I published this article October 10, 2017 on LinkedIn.)

As a good business practice, PR experts urge businesses to have crisis communications plans in place well in advance of a crisis occurring. This is useful guidance for all forms of businesses, including the media. Yes, even the media needs solid crisis communications plans. Whether they are newspapers, TV stations, digital platforms or magazines…they all need to know in advance what they will do if faced with a crisis. One can assume...

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