Taming the Wild West (Part Two)

In Part One of this blog, I wrote about how individuals who browse the Internet can become wary, skeptical content consumers. They can become personal editors, better able to identify and avoid content that is really propaganda and falsehood masquerading as reliable information. Of course, that would still leaves us facing the brutal fact that […]

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Taming the Wild, Wild West (Part One)

The Internet has given us unparalleled access to information. Yet it is failing to offer reasonable protections to enable users a reliable way to distinguish truth and facts from lies and disinformation. The online world, in terms of content, is like the wild, wild West, unfenced, unrestrained and unfettered. But that’s the price of freedom, […]

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The Future of Newspapers Online is On the Line

An article over the weekend deserves more than passing mention because of what it says about the future of daily journalism. The New York Times reported that it and many other prominent mainstream media companies were planning to seek from Congress an anti-trust exemption that would allow them to negotiate as a group for better […]

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An Inside Glance at Food Recalls

In my nearly 17 years as spokesperson for The Kroger Co., I had more than my share of food recalls to deal with. Most involved products from food manufacturers or produce items, but on a few occasions, the recalls were for Kroger-brand products. Oftentimes, in managing media communications tasks on these recalls, I worked alongside […]

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FAKE NEWS AND YOU

Have we arrived at the dawn of fake news replacing reality? One would think so, given some unsettling fake news incidents over the past few weeks. Like the pizza shop in Northwest Washington, D.C. that has been assaulted by online social media posters (and one crackpot with an assault rifle) claiming that the restaurant is […]

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