Tag Archives: politics

Screen shot of Ginni Thomas' Facebook page, showing the post of the bloody Mexican officer meme.

How to teach students to sniff out fake news

Profs use Four Moves model in classroom experiment Last week I shared with my class the story behind the bleeding Mexican cop meme…
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Screen shots from the home Twitter pages of Sen. Ted Cruz, candidate Beto O'Rourke, Sen. Jon Tester, and candidate Matt Rosendale

How to tweet like Donald Trump

My university class on Media and Influencer Relations paused the other day to consider: What public relations lessons can today’s political campaigns take from…
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How to respond when your product is used in a mass shooting

Associated Press   An organization that gets dragged into a tragedy needs to show heart. But Slide Fire Solutions, the…
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Tone deaf in the state capitol

Listen up, class! I have good news and bad news: Today's snack is chocolate chip cookies! Unfortunately, we have only 25, so you…
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Cartoon drawings of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton should just let it go

If the knock on you is your tendency to point fingers and avoid personal responsibility for error, every explanation you offer for losing…
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Congress’ brand is tearing down America’s

  Can any brand be more in the dumps than that of Congress? As they returned to “work" last week, let's pause and…
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Lame PR: Texas governor fails Crisis 101

The decision not to evacuate Houston in advance of Hurricane Harvey had to be a tough one. But once the call was made,…
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How to fight racism without using the word racist

Sticks and stones Let’s talk about name-calling: Specifically, the label “racist.” We apply it too freely, and as a result, we harden the…
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5 job interview questions for president

What would it be like if we treated presidential candidates like job applicants? All of us have been on one or both sides…
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Who needs editors?

A Morning Consult poll out today says readers believe they should assume more authority from editors in deciding what news is shown on…
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