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#MediaMonday – Dave Cherry

#MediaMonday – Dave Cherry

 |  Feb 25, 2013

Have you ever felt like you needed an advocate? Today’s #MediaMonday comes from Dave Cherry, who recently joined CBS 5 in Phoenix as the station’s CBS 5 Advocate.  Through his on-air advocacy work in 2011 for his previous station, KPNX-TV, Dave and his team were able to help consumers save more than $1 million. He […]

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As They See ‘Em – A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires

As They See ‘Em – A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires

 |  Feb 12, 2013

Bruce Weber has been with The New York Times in various editorial positions since 1986. He took some time off from the newsroom’s daily grind a few years ago to research and write As They See ‘Em, A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires.  Weber immersed himself in the highly scrutinized and grossly misunderstood […]

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#MediaMonday – Doug Meehan

#MediaMonday – Doug Meehan

 |  Feb 11, 2013

Every Monday, HMA introduces you to a member of the media – the new and the seasoned – that keep our local and national news gears turning. Today we hear from Doug Meehan who has just relocated 2,700 miles to Phoenix from Boston and is a new anchor at 12 News Today! In Boston Doug […]

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#MediaMonday – Cynthia Sassi

#MediaMonday – Cynthia Sassi

 |  Feb 4, 2013

Happy Monday! To kick off each week, we profile a member of the media to help our readers get to know him or her a little better – but with a TWIST! Rather than talk beats and story bites, we ask our spotlights to share little known facts and tidbits you won’t find anywhere else! […]

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When Sports Players “Meltdown”

When Sports Players “Meltdown”

 |  Jan 23, 2013

I was watching the Australian Open last night and I all I can say is that I am highly disappointed. In what started out as a great match between Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens quickly turned into something that Serena should be ashamed of. Being a “tennis player” myself I can understand the frustration and […]

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#MediaMonday – Natalie Brand

#MediaMonday – Natalie Brand

 |  Jan 21, 2013

Just another Manic Monday (do you wish it were Sunday)?  Every Monday, HMA introduces you to a member of the media – the new and the seasoned – that keep us informed about various members of the media. Today we hear from Natalie Brand who has just returned to Phoenix and is a new reporter […]

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Book Club – The Advantage

Book Club – The Advantage

 |  Jan 15, 2013

Welcome to the first post of the year in the ongoing HMA Book Club series.  We haven’t had an entry in a while – lots of other great stuff on our blog, but we just haven’t had time for a book discussion.  So we might as well start fresh in January, right? My friend Steve […]

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#MediaMonday – Nadine Bubeck

#MediaMonday – Nadine Bubeck

 |  Jan 14, 2013

Each Monday, we are posting a blog to help our readers get to know the media just a little bit better. With a TWIST! No, we aren’t posting story pitch tips or media lists, but instead great stories from the media themselves about their lives, their work and other little known facts! Think of it […]

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Media Training Outliers

 |  Jan 10, 2013

As most of you know, Abbie was recently featured on ESPN! Her insight was brilliant – focused on how those “boring” sound bites from athletes are really just them hitting their message points in sometimes-emotional moments. If you missed it, click here. Anyhow, I agree with her concepts wholeheartedly, especially today with morality and social […]

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Abbie in ESPN, Alison in Hysterics

 |  Jan 8, 2013

Yesterday, two things happened – neither of which I thought would happen in a million years. First – my Notre Dame Fighting Irish made it to the BCS Title Game, less than two years before the silly system goes away in favor of a playoff system. While so excited for the appearance and undefeated regular […]

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#MediaMonday – David Fitzsimmons

#MediaMonday – David Fitzsimmons

 |  Jan 7, 2013

For many of us, the editorial cartoons are a must-see, whether they are in a student newspaper, a local daily or an international publication.  It’s a place where the First Amendment is showcased on a daily basis.  It’s where news, politics, irony, humor and art come together. Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from David W. […]

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#MediaMonday – Flo Eckstein

#MediaMonday – Flo Eckstein

 |  Dec 10, 2012

Happy Hanukkah!  Today’s Media Monday is Flo Eckstein, publisher of the Greater Phoenix Jewish News.  Truth be told, I’ve known about the paper for 40 years.  The Jewish News is the number-one resource for news about the Jewish community in the Valley.  So even before I was a public relations professional, I was pitching stories […]

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