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As a professional blogger I am inundated with press releases every day.  Every morning when I wake up, my inbox is overflowing with them, and I have come to realize after looking at thousands of them that hardly any one knows how to write an effective one.  So, I am going to offer a couple helpful hints… read more

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Lets just get this out of the way, yes, Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship in Action Comics #900. It has been all over the media for the past several days, but it sure would be nice if it wasn’t quite so obvious that the majority of those writing this up as news had so obviously… read more

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As someone who works as a professional blogger, I hear endlessly about how print media is blaming all of its woes on “new media.”  Well, I’ve got a news flash for you, if you just stop whining and work at it, you can save yourselves. Earlier this week, Peter Kafka at Media Memo reported that… read more


I am not sure I have ever been as insulted as I was  last night. At 5:48 p.m. last night I received the following e-mail:  (emphasis theirs) Hi Sean, I am with [redacted site name].  I have a question regarding your [redacted article link] article.  I’m sure you get requests for this all the time, but… read more

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Why is it writers have become obsessed with the word “killer”? “Such-and-such gadget is a this-and-that gadget killer.” This is a refrain I have seen endlessly since I joined the tech blogging world back in July of 2007, and it is getting tiresome.  David Coursey over at PC World is just the latest offender with… read more

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Day 3 of “The Blogopshere vs. the FTC” brings us the full set of guidelines, and wow are they head spinning. I really don’t want to blog daily on this whole Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guideline debacle, but it just keeps getting weirder and weirder. First off, I finally got a link to the full… read more

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Sorry folks, but this Federal Trade Commission dust up is going to be front and center at this blog for some time to come. In all of the hoopla yesterday, Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins, Steven Hodson and myself ran into many instances of being questioned over our vehement hatred of the new guidelines, and also more… read more

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The Federal Trade Commission has made the first steps towards a scary, scary precedent, and if you aren’t careful, you could be next. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has updated its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in advertising for the first time since 1980.  The new additions to the guides include endorsements… read more

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For as old an organization as the Associated Press is, you would think that might have some people around the offices that might be able to tell them how the Internet works. Back in April, the Associated Press (A.P.) began its war on the Internet.  At that time they were already saying that they wanted… read more

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After a long bout with illness, Walter Cronkite has passed away at the age of 92. As any one who reads this blog on a regular basis knows, I am passionate about journalism.  I owe a lot of it to Mr. Cronkite.  I can remember watching him in the 1970’s, when I was in the… read more

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Folks, please, just… stop. I have really tried refraining from even touching on the subject of Michael Jackson, but this has now reached absurd proportions.  I can understand fans being sad at his passing, but the idea that the website set up to award tickets to his memorial service (which the fact they are giving… read more

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Sometimes I read something online that is so mind numbingly stupid that I can’t even conceive how someone reached that conclusion. Yep… this is one of those times. Over the weekend, Erick Schonfeld of TechCrunch wrote up a post about how Judge Richard Posner wrote up a blog about the death of newspapers, and he… read more


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