Tag: media

Don’t believe what you hear: “Chocolate makes you thin,” and other fake reports

The internet has its advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, it gives everyone in the world a voice to be heard; on the other hand, it gives everyone in the world a voice to be heard.   Sifting through the facts, theories, and outright lies can prove troublesome, which is exactly why scientific journalist John… Read More

Social Good Nigeria unveils gender-inclusive PopUp Incubator Project

Representatives from Social Good Nigeria and the Swedish Government stand in front of PopUp Incubator Project banner

Social Good Nigeria recently revealed the PopUp Incubator Project, which will foster the development of technological skills for Nigerian techies.   A self-described “interface between technology and community development,” Social Good Nigeria is a network of innovators and socio-preneurs that combines an interest in emerging technologies with a passion for social good. The organization’s mission… Read More

Ted Cruz Obamacare fiasco gives CNN, media outlets fuel for backlash

The media has a knack for going through issues with a fine-toothed comb. Seldom do continuity errors or policy inconsistencies go unnoticed in the public eye, as Republican Senator Ted Cruz found out this week.   Shortly after announcing his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election, the Texas Senator told CNN that his wife would… Read More

Reputation management in the digital age

Before the advent of the Internet, it took a drop in sales or a negative news article for brands to realize their reputations were in question. Now, brands can perform a simple Google search and learn exactly what the public thinks of them. The search results aren’t always good, and repairing your reputation can take time,… Read More

How the Speed of the News is Damaging Media Credibility

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The news cycle moves faster today than at any time in the history of the news. Due to the accessibility of information via the Internet, newsrooms can publish stories within moments of their inception. Newsrooms must work fast to get those stories out before the competition reports their own version of the story. The consequences of… Read More

CES 2015: CNET’s “Next Big Thing” is a PR Extravaganza

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CNET, one of the most popular tech brands in the world, kicked off its annual “Next Big Thing” Supersessions at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 6. The wildly popular CES draws in thousands of tech enthusiasts each year as dozens of consumer heavyweights and lightweights alike demonstrate… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist and Adventurer – Part 3

In the third and final part of her interview, rocket scientist Natalie Panek discusses her own struggles as a woman working in a male-dominated field, some of the more positive aspects of being a woman in STEM, and the importance of giving successful women in STEM greater presence in the media. It is Panek’s belief… Read More

#WomanCrushWednesday: Ojinika Obiekwe

In this day and age, it is becoming increasingly difficult to discern the positive influences from the negative ones; for every Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, and Lena Dunham out there, there are five Miley Cyrus’s, seven Nikki Minaj’s, and twelve Kim Kardashians. However, do not despair! There are still successful and empowered women out there who are… Read More

When Rom-Coms Become a Problem

We are all too familiar with the film genre that rakes in millions in ticket sales and rentals every year: the ubiquitous romantic comedy. These feel-good films are formulaic to a science, yet they are still massively popular among target audiences dominated by women.   As women, we can all admit that we like to indulge in one… Read More