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Is it better to be first or right?

Is it better to be first or right?

 |  June 10, 2015

The relative ease of posting something to a social media channel has turned all of us into “journalists.”  I intentionally put the word in quotes because journalist is a profession, with a code of ethics.  But thanks to smart phones and open-source blog services, anyone can become a “journalist” by simply hitting the submit button. […]

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#MediaMonday – Sarah Ruf

#MediaMonday – Sarah Ruf

 |  June 8, 2015

Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from the City of Maricopa in Pinal County: Sarah Ruf the new editor of Pinal Ways Magazine. I first connected with Sarah via her work at the Maricopa Monitor and San Tan Sun Sentinel via the work that HMA Public Relations does with two of our clients in Maricopa, the […]

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#MediaMonday – Dennis Wagner

#MediaMonday – Dennis Wagner

 |  June 1, 2015

I am honored to feature today’s #MediaMonday, Dennis Wagner, an investigative reporter at The Arizona Republic and correspondent for USA Today. After working with Dennis for the last few years, I finally had the honor of meeting him in person. Dennis has been with The Arizona Republic for the last 32 years and was the […]

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#MediaMonday – Bob McClay

#MediaMonday – Bob McClay

 |  May 18, 2015

Today’s Media Monday comes to us from one of the most recognizable voices in Arizona.  It’s Bob McClay, anchor and reporter for KTAR-FM, who’s been with the station for nearly 10 years. (Shameless plug: Bob just interviewed me about my new book, “Who is Gym?”). Bob, time to share: I was born in San Antonio, […]

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#MediaMonday – La Voz & TV y Más

#MediaMonday – La Voz & TV y Más

 |  May 11, 2015

Today’s #MediaMonday is a little bit different in that we aren’t featuring one particular member in the media, but rather a whole outlet. Recently, TV y Más magazine and La Voz newspaper were converted to a combined publication. The new tabloid format has a fresh look with even more engaging content. You still access La […]

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#MediaMonday – La Voz & TV y Más

#MediaMonday – La Voz & TV y Más

 |  May 11, 2015

Today’s #MediaMonday is a little bit different in that we aren’t featuring one particular member in the media, but rather a whole outlet. Recently, TV y Más magazine and La Voz newspaper were converted to a combined publication. The new tabloid format has a fresh look with even more engaging content. You still access La […]

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#MediaMonday – Raquel Hendrickson

#MediaMonday – Raquel Hendrickson

 |  May 4, 2015

I am really excited for today’s #MediaMonday blog post as I connected with Raquel Hendrickson via the work that HMA Public Relations does with two of our clients in Maricopa, the Ak-Chin Indian Community and Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. Raquel is the new editor of InMaricopa News and for the 16 years prior was on staff […]

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#BookClub – Wild

#BookClub – Wild

 |  Apr 28, 2015

“That my complicated life could be made so simple was astounding.” ― Cheryl Strayed I recently finished the book Wild and at the time I didn’t say to myself that this will be the book that I am going to read for this month’s #BookClub. I had decided to read the book because I noticed […]

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#MediaMonday – Mike Ross

#MediaMonday – Mike Ross

 |  Apr 27, 2015

As you probably know by now, each Monday we post a blog to help our readers get to know the media just a little bit better. Whether it’s to better understand a reporter’s beat or to hear a fun story that you can connect with – these blog posts can be considered your first “networking” […]

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#MediaMonday – Marty Manning

#MediaMonday – Marty Manning

 |  Apr 20, 2015

Happy 30th Anniversary Marty Manning! On Tuesday, April 14 I was driving into work flipping through the stations, and I just so happened to stop on Beth and Friends on KEZ 99.9. It just so happened that Marty Manning was on the show discussing his 30th Anniversary with the station (which also happened to include […]

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Media Monday – Olivia Fierro

Media Monday – Olivia Fierro

 |  Apr 13, 2015

Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from KTVK-TV’s Olivia Fierro, who has returned to the station after a six-year stint at KVVU-TV FOX5  in Las Vegas. 3TV took an innovative approach using Facebook to engage its viewers and reintroduce her as its new morning show co-anchor. She had a six-year run at the station before leaving […]

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Media Monday – Danielle Lerner

Media Monday – Danielle Lerner

 |  Apr 6, 2015

Today’s #MediaMonday gets an eeeeearly start!  If you’re up before sunrise to watch the local news, you will see a new co-anchor on ABC 15’s morning news. It’s Danielle Lerner, who has been with the station as a weekend anchor and reporter since the fall of 2014. She has been anchoring on a temporary basis […]

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