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Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 853 - Posted November 20, 2014
Look for the union label: The drivers of Fac... [AllFacebook]

CBS Obeys Twitter, Agrees to Drop Rihanna from Thursday Night Football - Posted September 16, 2014
CBS made a wise move last week by announcing plans to suspend for one week (sound familiar?) a Thursday Night Football intro segment including a performance by Rihanna and a comedy segment featuring Don Cheadle. Early this morning, the pop star let everyone know how she felt about the decision: ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Finally Addresses Messenger Controversy - Posted August 27, 2014
Facebook finally began officially addressing concerns about the ... [AllFacebook]

$5,000 Top Prize for Gannett Foundation's Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism - Posted August 8, 2014
[caption id="attachment_28502" align="alignleft" width="298"] Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today. Photo via mije.org[/caption] The Gannett Foundation's Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism is seeking... [10,000 Words]

Rhonda Abrams to SMBs on Facebook: Find Your Niche - Posted August 7, 2014
Small business advisor and USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams, who participated in the ... [AllFacebook]

Through Facebook Fit, Facebook Meets Small Business Owners Face-to-Face - Posted August 6, 2014
For the average Facebook marketer, the company can seem ... faceless. Facebook is working to change that. The social network concluded a nationwide tour at its headquarters in ... [AllFacebook]

George Clooney Uses the Media to Respond to the Lies in the Media - Posted July 14, 2014
We've written recently about how much entertainment PR has changed because of the Internet. But it's not just digital channels prompting these dramatic changes. ... [FishbowlDC]

REPORT: Politics Pages Bucking Trends Of Slashed Facebook Organic Reach - Posted July 14, 2014
It's no secret that Facebook pages have seen their ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Trust is Missing in Agency-Client Relationships - Posted June 19, 2014
RPA, the indie ad shop in Santa Monica responsible for 'Farmers (Insurance) University,' ... [GalleyCat]

Michael Sam's Publicist Shares Lessons Learned from His Coming Out Story - Posted February 14, 2014
We think you'll agree that Fifteen Minutes PR chief and Reputation.com vice chairman Howard Bragman scored one of 2014's biggest PR wins to date by breaking and managing ... [FishbowlDC]

After Father's Tearful Plea, Facebook Will Create Deceased Son's 'A Look Back' Video - Posted February 6, 2014
While many Facebook users are suffering from overexposure to its recently introduced ... [AllFacebook]

Ralph Lauren's Team USA 'Uniform' Launch Confuses, Angers Internet - Posted January 23, 2014
Come on now, The Sporting News. Was the Ralph Lauren getup revealed on TODAY r... [FishbowlDC]

The NFL Creates Its Own Narrative - Posted January 20, 2014
So that was a good game last night, huh? Kind of a shame that people are talking about Richard Sherman's screaming match with Erin Andrews rather than, say, the 49ers' dramatic final run, stopped at the last minute by Sherman's own end-zone interception. When we saw this clip of defeated San Francisco... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Sued for Faking It and Liking It - Posted January 15, 2014
Meet Anthony Ditirro He has filed a huge lawsuit because (in his opinion) Facebook posted a "sponsored story" that... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Faces Lawsuit Over False Likes - Posted January 10, 2014
Did Facebook user Anthony Ditirro like the ... [AllFacebook]

USA Today and the Art of Citing Sources - Posted January 9, 2014
The great Romensko writes about a small kerfuffle involving Scott Bateman (known as @Disalmanacarian), the esteemed USA Today and a little known act of plagiarism. But wait, we have pictures: ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Added To S&P 500, S&P 100 Indices - Posted December 12, 2013
The S&P 500 and S&P 100 indices just got a little more social, as ... [AllFacebook]

Study: Young Folks Love to Travel (and Complain About Your Travel Clients) - Posted October 14, 2013
Here are some alternately encouraging/frustrating results from the latest Harris Interactive poll on the behavior of those pesky Millennials: they travel... [FishbowlDC]

A Valuable Challenge: Autotagging the Nation's News at Gannett - Posted September 23, 2013
News organizations are a prime candidate for the implementation of semantic technologies, but they also pose some of the most interesting challenges to semantic web professionals. After all, the news is dynamic -- it's happening right now, all around the world, and the same events are being reported on by an... [AllTwitter]

Should Washington's Football Team Continue Using the Name 'Redskins?' - Posted September 12, 2013
Finally, a sports controversy that has nothing to do with steroids, gambling or murder! The debate over the Washington Redskins' name and its relationship to the Native American community has been with us for a while, so here's the current scorecard: Team owner Dan Snyder is adamant, s... [FishbowlDC]

Should Aspiring PR and Marketing Pros Major in Social Media? - Posted September 11, 2013
Every budding PR/marketing professional aims to master social media, both technically and strategically. But is it really time for social to go academic? It's probably too late to ask that question: two schools ... [FishbowlDC]

Openly Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz Uses Facebook Video To Propose To Boyfriend - Posted August 16, 2013
Orlando Cruz, a featherweight boxer, revealed his sexuality in October, declaring himself a "proud gay man," so it shouldn't come as a surprise that he used a publi... [AllFacebook]

What A-Rod Should (But Probably Won't) Do - Posted August 8, 2013
Today in Ridiculously Overpaid Athletes Are People Too news, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is the latest beefed-up domino to fall in baseball's ongoing steroid scandal. MLB commissioner Bud Selig decided to make an example of "... [FishbowlDC]

Brands See Opportunity In Gay Marriage Ruling - Posted June 26, 2013
We can all agree on one thing: today's Supreme Court decision invalidating the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was, is, and will continue to be a big deal. It's not that the justices' conclusions were a big surprise as most observers did not expect them to uphold existing gay marriage bans... [FishbowlDC]

USA Today's New Defense Blog Comes Out Swinging - Posted June 24, 2013
Trend alert: defense news is all the rage these days. Atlantic Media's says Defense One is set to launch an "unprecedented" site later this summer and they've been on a bit of a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

USA Today's New Defense Blog Comes Out Swinging - Posted June 24, 2013
Trend alert: defense news is all the rage these days. Atlantic Media's says Defense One is set to launch an "unprecedented" site later this summer and they've been on a bit of a ... [FishbowlNY]

McAfee: Koobface Facebook Virus Is On The Rise - Posted June 3, 2013
Facebook is trying to educate users more about scams that seep through its News Feed, but according to antivirus firm McAfee, ... [AllFacebook]

What Others Are Predicting About Facebook's 1Q Earnings Call - Posted April 30, 2013
Wednesday, Facebook will announce how well it did financially in the first quarter of this fiscal year... [AllFacebook]

Al Neuharth, Founder of USA Today, Dies at 89 - Posted April 19, 2013
Al Neuharth, the founder of USA Today, has died. According to the paper, he died after sustaining injuries from a fall in his home. Neuharth was 89 years old. Neuharth founded USA Today in 1982 and retired from Gannett in 198... [FishbowlLA]

Will Leitch Leaves New York for Full-Time Gig at USA Today Site - Posted March 25, 2013
Will Leitch, the founding editor of Deadspin, is leaving his spot at New York to write full-time for Sports On Earth, the sports site from USA Today. Leitch has been writing for the... [FishbowlLA]

Google Plus Takes Aim At Facebook Connect With Launch Of Google Plus Sign-In - Posted February 26, 2013
The Facebook Connect button that appears... [AllFacebook]

Two 49ers Deny Making the 'It Gets Better' PSA in Which They Appear - Posted February 1, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers, who happen to be playing in a certain football game this Sunday, earned a bit of bad press earlier in the week after cornerback Chris Culliver decided to let the world know that he "[doesn't] do the gay guys, man" and that any pro football players who... [FishbowlDC]

Gabby Giffords Starts 'Responsible Solutions' Gun Control Initiative - Posted January 8, 2013
We've recently posted on the PR components of our nation's latest debate over gun control. Topics include the NRA's ... [FishbowlDC]

'USA Today' Benches Facebook In Coverage Of Super Bowl XLVII - Posted December 11, 2012
Voting by Facebook users was included in the results of the ... [AllFacebook]

USA Today Publisher: Paper Not "Unique Enough" For Paywall - Posted November 28, 2012
Despite paywalls popping up across other national newspapers and on smaller regional papers, including those owned by Gannett, Larry Kramer, the president and publisher of Gannett's flagship USA Today, said today ... [10,000 Words]

Is PRWeb Just Spamming the Whole Internet Now? - Posted November 27, 2012
Yesterday we ran a cautionary tale about how some shady stock trader fooled almost everyone on the Internet (and made a bunch of easy money) by penning a ... [FishbowlDC]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted November 15, 2012
After a review, McGarryBowen's London office acquired the global advertising account for Toblerone, the renowned candy brand. WPP's Ogilvy managed the account previously, and--even thought it will no longer handle the Toblerone account--it will continue to work for a new company... [FishbowlDC]

Could Niche Social Networks Eat Away At Facebook's Dominance? - Posted October 15, 2012
Many people may have scoffed when MySpace announced a rebirth, but could the music-based site chip away at Facebook's stranglehold on social media? That's what USA Today... [AllFacebook]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted September 21, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Here is Why It's Difficult to Defend Tina Brown and Newsweek, September 17 ... [FishbowlLA]

Britain Finds Novel Ways to Bond with Global Audience - Posted September 21, 2012
London's 2012 Olympic Games may have inspired love at first sight among the viewing public and attendees, but from a marketing communications standpoint it's been a long, drawn-out courtship. "We've been preparing for the Olympics since 2005. To inspire visitation, our strategy ha... [FishbowlDC]

Will Media Convergence End the 'PR or Advertising' Debate? - Posted September 19, 2012
"Is it PR, or is it advertising?" This is a question that many in the public relations field must consider on a daily basis, but worry not; the debate will soon disappear as the two disciplines become one and the same. Marketing pro ... [FishbowlDC]

USA Today Launching Digital, Print Redesign - Posted September 13, 2012
Gannett's flagship newspaper, USA Today, announced today it's relaunching its brand identity, and with it a redesigned paper (starting Friday) and website (starting this weekend). The redesign comes on the heels of the paper's 30th anniversary -- the colorful, graphic-heavy paper launched Sept. 15, 1982. Here's a quick video intro to the... [10,000 Words]

Romney's Paul Ryan Pick: A PR Win? - Posted August 13, 2012
We generally prefer to avoid dipping our toes too deeply into the political arena, but we think we can judge Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. ... [FishbowlDC]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted July 20, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. News Gone from WEMP, Alternative Music Returns, July 17 ... [FishbowlLA]

David Callaway Named New Editor-in-Chief of 'USA TODAY' - Posted July 10, 2012
David Callaway, editor-in-chief of MarketWatch, is the new editor-in-chief of USA TODAY. He'll begin his new post later in July. According to the press release on the newspaper's site, ... [MediaJobsDaily]

David Callaway, MarketWatch Editor, Named USA Today EIC - Posted July 10, 2012
David Callaway, MarketWatch's top editor since 2003, is leaving to become the editor-in-chief of USA Today. Callaway had been with MarketWatch since 1999. Prior... [FishbowlLA]

Teens Choosing Tumblr, Foursquare Over Facebook - Posted June 21, 2012
In terms of social media preferences, teenagers have been hard to quantify. A study released recently by youth market resea... [AllFacebook]

Larry Kramer Named Publisher of USA Today - Posted May 14, 2012
Larry Kramer, the founder of Marketwatch, has been named the President and Publisher of USA Today. Kramer most recently worked as a consultant and an adjunct professor ... [FishbowlLA]

Revolving Door: MSNBC, Salon, and More from the News Corp Hacking Scandal - Posted April 23, 2012
MSNBC's top spokesperson Jeremy Gaines is heading to the Gannett Company... [FishbowlDC]

Gannett Latest Newspaper Chain To Put Up Paywalls - Posted February 22, 2012
R.I.P. unlimited free online news. Possibly for real this time (at least from newspapers). The nation's largest newspaper chain is said to be planning a roll out of its paid model by the end of this year. Forbes is reporting Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper chain, which controls more than 80... [10,000 Words]

Revolving Door: 'USA Today,' Reuters, Time Inc., and More - Posted December 2, 2011
USA Today's editor John Hillkirk has stepped down to be senior edi... [FishbowlDC]

Former LAT Sports Editor Hired by USA Today - Posted October 31, 2011
Former Los Angeles Times deputy sports editor and Yahoo! Sports executive editor Dave Morgan was ... [FishbowlLA]

Revolving Door: Questions about Ghadafi Coverage, the Murdochs, 'USA Today,' and More - Posted October 21, 2011
Traffic to newspaper websites is up 20 percent since last year. Page views an... [FishbowlDC]

Competition is Fierce When Pitching Sports Media - Posted October 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28774" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The St. Louis Cardinals have made it to the World Series. AP Photo/David J. Phillip"][/caption] Current and former athletes are the hottest tickets for sports media outlets. Sports stars' extracurricular activities, such as competi... [FishbowlDC]

Optimizing News Websites for Google TV - Posted May 12, 2011
In late 2010, Google developed their new smart TV platform entitled Google TV. The service is built on the Android operating system, and functions as a set-top box to allow users to watch on-demand... [10,000 Words]

Despite Final Four, Jay Bilas Stands By His VCU Hate - Posted March 29, 2011
Jay Bilas was serious when he said Virginia Commonwealth University shouldn't be in the NCAA Tournament. The ESPN analyst spoke to ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Despite Final Four, Jay Bilas Stands By His VCU Hate - Posted March 29, 2011
Jay Bilas was serious when he said Virginia Commonwealth University shouldn't be in the NCAA Tournament. The ESPN analyst spoke to ... [FishbowlNY]

Bill Simmons Ramping Up For His New Website - Posted March 8, 2011
ESPN columnist Bill Simmons recently cha... [TVNewser]

Bill Simmons Ramping Up For His New Website - Posted March 8, 2011
ESPN columnist Bill Simmons recently cha... [SportsNewser]

Charlie Sheen Went Deep At Dodger Stadium - Posted March 2, 2011
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Charlie Sheen Went Deep At Dodger Stadium - Posted March 2, 2011
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Experience Super Bowl XLV in 3-D, 360 Degrees, with App from USA Today, Junaio - Posted February 3, 2011
USA Today is covering Super Bowl XLV in 3-D and in 360 degrees, and its readers with Android or iPhone devices can take the field by downloading a free app from Junaio... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Wanted to Be USA Today's Social-Media Manager? - Posted January 18, 2011
Remember Josh Chiles, who ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Wanted to Be USA Today's Social-Media Manager? - Posted January 18, 2011
Remember Josh Chiles, who ... [PRNewser]

Whatever Happened to the Guy Who Wanted to Be USA Today's Social-Media Manager? - Posted January 18, 2011
Remember Josh Chiles, who ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Josh Chiles Using Social Media to Try to Become USA Today's Social Media Manager - Posted December 13, 2010
As reported by WebNewser ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'WSJ' Available at Choice Hotels Beginning January 2011 - Posted December 10, 2010
The Wall Street Journal will be ... [FishbowlDC]

USA Today Names Two Staffers to Social-Media Posts - Posted December 9, 2010
USA Today named two staffers to new social-media positions, as reported by Brad Wellen... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

ESPN A Fan Favorite When It Comes To NFL Coverage - Posted November 4, 2010
In a recent poll, the USA Today asked readers to ... [TVNewser]

ESPN A Fan Favorite When It Comes To NFL Coverage - Posted November 4, 2010
In a recent poll, the USA Today asked readers to ... [SportsNewser]

Gannett Reports Digital Growth in 3Q - Posted October 15, 2010
Gannett held its third-quarter earnings call Friday, and paidConten... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Impact of 'USA Today' Changes on Media Plans - Posted September 21, 2010
Recently, USA Today announced big changes - a massive round of layoffs (130 staff members) and a bigger focus on digital including content for the iPad. USA Today has always been a top tar... [FishbowlDC]

WSJ Surpasses USA Today As Largest U.S. Newspaper - Posted October 14, 2009
Dow Jones, parent company of The Wall Street Journal, sent out a release today announcing WSJ circulation gains, rising to 2,024,269 (Sept. 2009) from 2,011,999 (Sept. 2008). Paid circulation grew 0.78% to 1,437,853. The growth accounts to total circulation revenue of 10.1% for The Journal year-over-year. It also means that The... [FishbowlDC]

Lee Abrams Has Us Pretty Well Pissed Off - Posted June 2, 2008
We're used to making jokes about the outside people who come into newsrooms and mess them all up with their complete lack of understanding about what makes a newspaper a newspaper. But we're having a hard time laughing at the latest lunatic musings from ... [FishbowlLA]

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