Excerpt from Adam Cohen’s Editorial in today’s New York Times: Today’s Internet-driven, media-saturated era is promoting two things inimical to the sort of absolute power Harvard’s leaders have long been used to: transparency and the ability of like-minded people to network easily. Why I think it matters to those of us in public relations and…

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Dear Mr. Shaw, While your column in today’s Los Angeles Times summarizing the events that led to Eason Jordan’s “resignation” from CNN — after he failed to defend himself against allegations he supposedly made in an “off-the-record” session at Davos that rapidly snowballed the blogosphere — demonstrates your keen understanding of the mainstream media, I…

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If you’re the New York Times, how do you integrate citizen journalism without empowering “salivating mobs.” You use the web — but not blogs — according to public editor Daniel Okrent, who grapples with how the paper could do a better job incorporating reader feedback. He also quotes another Times editor… “There are many at…

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According to Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal… The blogosphere isn’t some mindless eruption of wild opinion. That isn’t their power. This is their power… Thanks, once again, to Andy for the tip. The Social Media Boot Camp comes to Los Angeles, August 16-17, 2010. Bring your laptop, log on and learn the ins…

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Only a few weeks since Andy Lark showed us EPIC to kick off his keynote at the NewComm Forum, which was making me wonder whether or not I should keep contributing to my New York Times dividend reinvestment account, the New York Times has made a major investment in new media by snapping up About.com.…

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For those inside corporations and at public relations agencies worried about how to deal with a seemingly unruly communications tool like the blog, check out these guidelines by Sun Microsystems on the rules all their employees who blog are expected to comply with… The Social Media Boot Camp comes to Los Angeles, August 16-17, 2010.…

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Eason Jordan’s resignation wasn’t so much a victory for the blogosphere as it was a failure of old public relations tactics online. CNN’s and Eason Jordan’s mistake was trying to use conventional P.R. tactics on the blogosphere. With technology leveling the playing field between the MSM and the public, and as the term off-the-record continues…

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Kudos to Anne McCarthy, Senior Vice President of Global Communications at SAP for getting a televised corporate plug for her company at the SAP Open with her name and job title superimposed on the screen, at the ATP Tournament in San Jose, which the software company sponsors. But at the time of this posting, Anne’s…

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