Monday, January 29, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
That means Amanda and business writer Joe DiStefano, who decamped for BBN just as the axe was falling repeatedly in the Inquirer newsroom, will be working together yet again...
DiStefano is covering the credit card industry for BBN, and will eventually stop commuting to NYC and work from Wilmington, much closer to home.
Joe was our first guest on our Middle Chamber Books podcast, talking about his book Comcasted, about the Roberts family and its media empire.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
It's a shame that a once proud newspaper is gutting its core competency, news reporting, and it's a double shame that a critical portion of its public, the African-American community that makes up an enormous demographic in the circulation area, is taking a disproportionate hit in the jobs lost.
The best I can say is that PR people in Philly are reaching out to the ex-Inquirer newsies. The Philadelphia PRSA chapter is having a kick-off 2007 meeting January 24, and we've invited the jobseeking journos to join us for networking about communications, PR, and jobs...many will be coming...stay tuned for more insights!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Social media in public diplomacy
Just a short note from the State Department in Washington where I am speaking this afternoon about social media, blogs, and podcasting before a group of Public Affairs Officers from all the embassies in Asia.
I'll get to reconnect with PAO Lee McClenny, one of my hosts in The Philippines last September.
This is my third appearance before State Department audiences...maybe I can get appointed US Ambassador to Second Life?