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Speed vs. Accuracy

Posted by Brian Lee on October 21, 2014 in Media

I am always bothered by the media’s desire to be the first to report something, especially before facts are checked. (Case in point: CNN reporting a Coast Guard training exercise on the Potomac River as a “suspicious vessel in DC.”) That’s why I was happy to hear Good Morning America’s Amy Robach mention in a [...]

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How desperate the media have become

Posted by Brian Lee on November 26, 2013 in Media

I know, I know. Newsrooms are shrinking, reporters have more beats to cover, no more enterprise stories, more articles on the weather, more AP articles, etc. I get it. But sometimes, you can really see the desperation to generate a story at all. On Nov. 19, Madison’s online newspaper, The Capital Times, wrote a story [...]

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When reporters go out on a limb

Posted by Brian Lee on May 9, 2013 in Media

LeBron James should have been the unanimous MVP this year, but he didn’t get the vote belonging to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. Washburn spent an entire column to defend himself using flawed logic. For example, he stressed that without Carmelo Anthony (for whom Washburn voted), the Knicks would not have made the playoffs. [...]

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The end of election 2012, finally

Posted by Emilie Buckman on November 6, 2012 in Media, Personal Note, Politics

In all honesty, I didn’t think this day would ever come! With a seemingly never ending election season, the today is finally here. To say I’m excited would a gross understatement. And while others might reserve their excitement for tonight when the results come, my excitement comes tomorrow with the end of political ads!  For months it’s [...]

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Food blogging

Posted by Brian Lee on September 13, 2012 in Media, Personal Note, Writing

In addition to heading Revelation, I also run a dining guide called EatDrinkMadison.com. Today, the local daily newspaper ran a long feature story on the prevalence of food bloggers in town–yours truly included–called “Eat Drink Blog” (I’m hoping that my guide’s name influenced the title of the article). What’s not printed here that I discussed [...]

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A different filter for Instagram

Posted by Emilie Buckman on July 26, 2012 in Apps, Media, Social media

I always have to preface these types of posts with this statement:  my feelings towards social media and technology vary greatly when talking about personal versus business use. It’s fair to say I can be rather dismissive when it comes to the latest and greatest technology, gadgets, and all around high tech offerings.   Not because [...]

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Tweet Tweet

Posted by Emilie Buckman on May 8, 2012 in Media, PR and ad industry, Social media

I, like many others, use Twitter as a news source.  Because I am a creature of convenience, I follow my favorite news outlets and am able to browse all of them in one stop.  It’s amazingly efficient and I would highly recommend condensing your news surfing through Twitters! That being said, it concerns me how [...]

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An Instagram worth a thousand words

Posted by Emilie Buckman on February 21, 2012 in Apps, Branding, Media, Social media

Some might assume that the news of Instagram’s Android debut being delayed would disappoint my nerdy, amateur photographer self.  They would be wrong. The social media site and app does seem to fit with my compulsive need to take and share pictures.  And I am excluded from joining because I actively refuse to join the [...]

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Capitalizing on popularity

Posted by Emilie Buckman on January 5, 2012 in Marketing, Media, Television

I recently saw a trailer for a new Fox’s cartoon that made me irrationally irritated.  And by new I of course mean the television version of the 2004 movie “Napoleon Dynamite.” Now, it’s not that I dislike the movie. To be honest, I haven’t seen the movie all the way through.  I have seen enough [...]

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Who cares about Asian carp?

Posted by Brian Lee on August 16, 2011 in Media, Writing

I’m really sick of the recurring stories about Asian carp. Reporters and editors preach so much about publishing stories that matter to/affect their readers, but the Asian carp is not one of them. If it did, reporters would explain why higher in the story. Take this story from The Capital Times, titled “Fears become reality [...]

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