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T.J. Winick
Solomon McCown President Ashley McCown and I had the pleasure of presenting at this year’s annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), held this week in Washington, DC. As one of four sessions during the meeting’s Public Relations Academy, “Communicating around Title IX” provided tips on how higher ed administrators...
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In a post featured on the PRNewser website, Solomon McCown Vice President T.J. Winick offers communications tips for administrators in higher education who find themselves dealing with a brewing or full-blown crisis on campus. The piece was written in the wake of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe’s resignation over how he responded to a...
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Ever since an E. coli outbreak forced the Mexican fast food chain to temporarily shutter 43 of its stores in the Pacific Northwest, the company has taken a unusual communications approach to the crisis: Responding to media requests for comment and to individual customer tweets, while not proactively posting about the health scare anywhere on...
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No matter what you think of the former First Lady/New York Senator/Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had a very good week, indeed. Some of her good fortune was her own doing, and some was thanks to others. But today, more than ever, it appears as if she safely has the Democratic Presidential nomination locked up....
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NBC News announced Thursday that disgraced anchor Brian Williams will return to the air in a diminished role, covering breaking news for cable outlet MSNBC, as well as filling in for his “NBC Nightly News” replacement, Lester Holt, when Holt is “not available.” In mid-February, Williams was bounced from his post as anchor and managing...
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Solomon McCown President Ashley McCown was a panelist Thursday morning at a breakfast event entitled How to Prevent, Detect and Deal with Cyber Security Breaches as part of the Annual General Counsel East Conference. The panel took place at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Fellow panelists Johnny Lee, forensic expert from Grant...
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Dismissed by many as a cheap ratings stunt playing to the lowest common reality-show denominator, “Bruce Jenner: The Interview” on ABC’s 20/20 drew over 17 million viewers, registering the largest audience for a non-sports Friday night broadcast in 13 years. It appears to have been one of those moments so rare in today’s fragmented media...
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There were plenty of lessons to be learned and best practices to take away from the dynamic panel discussion on cyber security held at the Westin Waltham on March 26. Grant Thornton’s New England Office hosted the breakfast event, titled: “How to Prevent, Detect and Deal with Cyber Security Breaches.” Grant Thornton’s Kevin Morgan (Principal,...
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The title of this blog is ripped from one of my favorite songs about the news business. (It’s right up there with Fleetwood Mac’s Murrow Turning over in His Grave and Don Henley’s Dirty Laundry). Anne Murray’s 1983 tune laments the tidal wave of depressing news of the day: the economy, fighting in Lebanon and...
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Two years ago this spring, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, we were reminded once again that our city’s hospitals are among the greatest in the world; our medical professionals among the most skilled and passionate. But just as critical was the entire community’s training and readiness for a crisis. It was credited...
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