April 20, 2017

Happy 32nd Anniversary Marty Manning

Whether it's your 25th anniversary or 32nd, all anniversaries are pretty important, as Rachel explains in today's blog. [Click below for more]
March 17, 2017

No Comment on Public Relations

What do you do when a reporter asks your client a question they don't want to or can't answer? There are more things you can say besides "no comment." [Click below for more]
March 15, 2017

Media Fights Back

As "fake news" and "alternative facts" become more prevalent, and people look for only articles that have the news they want to hear, several media outlets have created campaigns to address it. [Click below fore more]
January 25, 2017

New Terminology

We're learning new terms and bringing back old ones all the time...like "alternative facts" and "propaganda." See what Scott has to say in today's blog post. [Click below for more]
January 17, 2017

Live, Local, Breaking

We are still seeing the “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality is out there and remains a staple for many TV news outlets. And now we are seeing a new rival to get in the "A-block" of newscasts. [Click below for more]
October 20, 2016

Don’t Take My Newspaper Away

Earlier this week multiple people in Rachel's circle posted an article from POLITICO Magazine, “What If the Newspaper Industry Made a Colossal Mistake?” on Facebook. As someone who still enjoys reading a physical newspaper, she had to chime in. Click the link to read her thoughts and share your own.
September 19, 2016

#MediaMonday – Teresa K. Traverse

Teresa K. Traverse, who’s quickly made a name for herself as a freelance writing machine here in the Valley between her work at the Phoenix New Times, Modern Luxury, Phoenix Magazine, and with the Lifestyle Pubs’ family of magazines, among others, may seem like an expert on all things Phoenix and beyond – but she just moved here last summer from Virginia! Click the link to read all about how she got her start in writing, all about starting her career on the East Coast, how and why she made her move to Arizona. Of course, she also shares the types of stories she likes to get pitches on along the way.
September 14, 2016

The Media on Media

Abbie came across an article about a month ago in New York magazine detailing the results of a survey of 113 colleagues working in print, television, and digital media, “asking that they use the opportunity to air their grievances and bare their souls.” She shares some of their responses – as well as her own. Click on the link to read the entire post, and would love you to share your thoughts as well.
August 30, 2016

And the Nominees Are…

Last night, during a swanky affair hosted by The Camby in Phoenix (as well as at sister celebrations across our region in Tucson, Salt Lake City, Flagstaff and Albuquerque), our chapter announced the 2016 Rocky Mountain Emmy nominees, the best and brightest in their field, each of whom are now eligible to take home the coveted Emmy Award at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Emmy Gala, taking place on Saturday, October 8 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale and hosted by comedian and actor David Koechner. Click the link to see the full list of nominees!
August 24, 2016

Informalization of Live Reports

The broadcast journalism professors, news directors and news consultants who guide TV news reporters have gone too far in pushing conversational dialogue in reporters - says Scott. And that is just the beginning. Read the rest of his thoughts on this topic by clicking the link.