The New York Times has found a solution to global warming. Well, maybe not. But it has revealed a misguided approach to covering climate change, one that is quick to embrace homespun narratives while overlooking difficult data.
The Senate testimony by former FBI director James Comey didn’t offer much new information about his dealings with President Trump, but it did provide useful insights about one thing: who leaks to the media and why.
The most important thing to know about Uber was buried deep in the business pages of the New York Times on Saturday.
The New York Times is jumping into the market for news tips in a very visible way. A visit to its homepage reveals a notice inviting readers to share “confidential news tips.” It even has a webpage with advice on how to submit sensitive materials securely. Tips – anonymous and otherwise – have always been […]
Vanity Fair magazine nearly melted the Internet last week with its cover story on Caitlyn Jenner. But lost in the tidal wave of coverage was a revealing comment by VF Editor Graydon Carter describing how news is made today. He uttered a truth that many editors might privately acknowledge but few would dare repeat in public.
Say “risk communications,” and people usually think of crisis management: what to say when bad things happen. That’s one part of it. But there’s another side to risk communications that involves taking risk with intelligence and purpose. President Obama’s State of the Union address offers a great example.
What’s a company to do when one of its top employees is accused of wild partying, excessive drug use and having sex with a client’s girlfriend? If you’re Jefferies, the investment bank, you fire back with a bold memo from the CEO. It was a good memo but a bad strategy.
It seems NBC is producing as much drama in its executive suite as it is on the TV screen. Deborah Turness, the president of NBC News, told some hard truths in a New York Times interview, which caused a few senior executives to choke on their morning lattes. Ms. Turness was said to be firing […]
A short video of London mayor Boris Johnson and BBC newsman Jeremy Paxman illustrates certain enduring truths about the British, or at least Johnson and Paxman.
Why is speaking to employees during a crisis so difficult? When a company is mired in controversy, it needs every friend it can get. Employees are likely to be supportive in these situations, but companies seldom do much to engage them. Chief executives offer up a variety of objections. Here are the five most common […]