It goes without saying that LinkedIn is a leading social media platform for business connections. It’s platforms such as these that many in the media world point to as one of the leading disruptors of the traditional publishing business model, in particular magazines and newspapers. […]

Bob Woodward, well-known journalist who broke the Watergate scandal, has published his latest book looking at the inner workings of the presidency. Woodward has covered nine administrations, but he has “never encountered a president like President Trump,” according to his interview with Terry Gross. Fear: […]

I am putting together my reading for fall, and two books arrived today that are high on the list: On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis, and When Einstein Walked with Godel by Jim Holt. You could say that both are alike in that each […]

"Marketers are still struggling to generate and to prove sales results in an increasingly omnichannel world."
- Eric Solomon, SVP Nielsen

What’s the common quip about advertising and marketing? “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” To tell you how long troubles of measuring marketing’s ROI have been around, that quote has been attributed to John Wanamaker (1838-1922) […]

Harvard professor and experimental psychologist Steven Pinker has been a favorite author of mine ever since I read his wonderful book The Blank Slate, which looks at our views of human nature, and how misconceptions can distort our understanding of violence, politics and justice. His new […]

“The role of the reporter is changing, as are the economics of education,” observes the Columbia Journalism Review. In this story, the review asks this provocative question: “With this new calculus, does journalism school still have a place in our profession?” Three professionals weigh in: […]

I recently came across this study extolling the virtues of print and paper in a digital world. Now I’m sure you have to take the results with a grain of salt, seeing that they come from a group called Two Sides, “a global initiative by […]

There’s a difference between audience and traffic. This piece from L2 Inc shows that there is a hunger for real news and information. Consumers are willing to pay for it too. Businesses that fail to understand the difference between audience and traffic are likely going […]