Denver PR Blog

Great Moments in Journalism
May 23, 2014, 9:14 am
Filed under: journalism

The evolution of the front-page sticker ad – this one is actually printed on the paper.

Great Moments in Journalism
May 7, 2014, 12:07 pm
Filed under: journalism

I know that newspapers are, ahem, hard up for advertising dollars, but the South Florida Sun Sentinel has taken it to a whole new level today with the ad on its front page.

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(via Romenesko)

Great Moments in Journalism
April 8, 2014, 8:11 am
Filed under: journalism

The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune apparently has replaced all of its editors with 10-year-old boys:

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Great Moments in Journalism
November 22, 2013, 4:17 pm
Filed under: journalism

Great Moments in Journalism
November 14, 2013, 7:35 am
Filed under: journalism

An oldie but a goodie.

Journalism Is … A For-Profit Venture, Afterall
November 7, 2013, 10:37 am
Filed under: journalism

Rolling Stone reminded us this summer that there is nothing like a provocative cover to elevate the visibility of a flagging publication. The Columbia Journalism Review apparently noticed, and it is enjoying some buzz for putting the F word on its most-recent cover.

Great Moments in Photojournalism
November 4, 2013, 9:10 am
Filed under: journalism

The last year has been a bloodbath for photojournalists as newspapers across the country continue their cost-cutting measures. But, really, who needs professional photographers when Renaissance men like Chuck Fieldman can snap a photo while also reporting a story?

And can someone please convince the National Press Photographers Association to create an anti-Pulitzer award that recognizes photos taken by reporters like this one?

Great Moments in Journalism
May 10, 2013, 8:30 am
Filed under: journalism

Great Moments in Journalism
May 9, 2013, 9:38 am
Filed under: journalism

Great Moments in Journalism
March 11, 2013, 1:11 pm
Filed under: journalism

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Hat tip: Elizabeth Robinson

Great Moments in Journalism
February 5, 2013, 3:04 pm
Filed under: journalism

Great Moments in Journalism
February 1, 2013, 9:20 am
Filed under: journalism, TV News

Great Moments in Journalism
September 17, 2012, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Fox News, journalism


Hat tip: Andrew Hudson

Great Moments in Journalism L
August 27, 2012, 7:48 am
Filed under: journalism

Courtesy of NBC News:

Great Moments in Journalism XLIX
August 8, 2012, 1:05 pm
Filed under: journalism



Great Moments in Journalism XLVII
July 12, 2012, 1:59 pm
Filed under: journalism

Great Moments in Journalism XLVI
July 9, 2012, 7:40 am
Filed under: journalism



Depressing Newspaper Graphic of the Week
June 1, 2012, 11:04 am
Filed under: journalism

Great Moments in Journalism XLV
May 23, 2012, 10:10 am
Filed under: journalism, KUSA, Politics

If your media-training presentation’s example of how not to answer a media question is getting a little dated, here is a new clip you can insert.


Curious Journalism Fact of the Week
May 23, 2012, 8:26 am
Filed under: journalism

The Los Angeles Times has misspelled actor Elliott Gould’s name 47 times over the past 27 years.

Great Moments in Journalism XLIV
March 30, 2012, 3:04 pm
Filed under: journalism

Poynter posted this quote in an article headlined, “Newspaper association head doesn’t like talking to reporters:”

“I don’t give quotes for fear of being misquoted.”

– Ossie Sheddy, president of the board of the Alberta (Canada) Weekly Newspaper Association.

Great Moments in Obituaries
March 21, 2012, 3:00 pm
Filed under: journalism

Great Moments in Journalism XLIII
March 20, 2012, 2:30 pm
Filed under: journalism

9News’ Drew Soicher interviews new Broncos QB Peyton Manning.

Great Moments in Meteorology II
March 16, 2012, 8:01 am
Filed under: journalism


Hat tip: Eric Anderson

Great Moments in Journalism XLII
March 14, 2012, 10:28 am
Filed under: journalism

Hat tip: Cynthia Barnes

Great Moments in Journalism XL
February 17, 2012, 6:55 pm
Filed under: journalism

Great Moments in Journalism XXXIX
December 21, 2011, 1:34 pm
Filed under: journalism

Today’s passive-aggressive weather report is sponsored by KTLA:

Hat tip: Julie Scott (@jascott)

Great Moments in Journalism XXXVII
December 1, 2011, 1:28 pm
Filed under: journalism

The Greenville News:

(Hat tip: @PeterMacKellar)

Great Moments in Journalism XXXVI
November 26, 2011, 4:33 pm
Filed under: journalism

Calling ESPN “journalism” may be a bit of a stretch, but it wins a “Great Moment” award for taking the time to create a Wisconsin graphic that actually features Minnesota. (Hat tip: Darren Rovelle)

Could Your Press Release Survive This?
October 12, 2011, 9:00 am
Filed under: journalism

The Times-News of Twin Falls (Idaho) gives a page-one fact-check to a press release from U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo. The paper’s verdict: “The release is accurate, although much of the data is represented to look scarier than it might actually be.”

Great Moments in Journalism XXXIV
October 5, 2011, 9:21 am
Filed under: journalism

(Hat tip: Andrew Hudson)



Great Moments in Journalism XXXVIII
August 25, 2011, 7:47 am
Filed under: journalism

In the copy editor’s defense, “Loveland” is much easier to fit in a tight headline if you just drop the “e.”


(Hat tip: Elizabeth Robinson at Volume PR)

Great Moments in PSAs
July 14, 2011, 3:03 pm
Filed under: journalism

Copyranter tags the latest Reporters Without Borders PSA as “creepy,” but notes, “At least they didn’t actually use (Daniel Pearl’s) head.”

Great Moments in Journalism XXXV
March 18, 2011, 10:19 am
Filed under: journalism, KMGH

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Gawker has assembled its best “Drunken Moments in Local TV News.” And, as a bonus, here is vintage video of Denver’s own Cynthia Hessin throwing a couple of elbows as a drunk reveler gets a little too close.

‘PR Message Getting Lost’
September 15, 2010, 10:17 am
Filed under: journalism

A Burson-Marsteller study has found that reporters are failing to simply transcribe press releases in their publications as much as 48 percent of the time. And ADHD-riddled bloggers are even worse.

Great Moments in Journalism XXXIII
August 31, 2010, 5:29 pm
Filed under: journalism

Have you ever wanted to Tweet something bogus to see if you can spark a viral Internet rumor? Washington Post sportswriter Mike Wise did, and the newspaper just put him on a one-month time-out because of it. Although it will actually be for five weeks, I’m told.

Great Moments in Journalism XXXII
August 20, 2010, 4:16 pm
Filed under: journalism

Courtesy of CNN:

Journalism Warning Labels
August 17, 2010, 2:31 pm
Filed under: journalism

More are here.

(Hat tip: The Denver Egotist via Jen Lester).

Great Moments in Journalism XXIX
June 23, 2010, 7:45 am
Filed under: journalism

A shout-out to Denver’s own Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle reporter Glen Richardson, who defended his use of fabricated direct quotes in an article on crime in the Lowry area by arguing:

“I’m not sure that it was misleading. It was, in a sense, probably embellished.”

(Hat tip: 5280’s Daniel Brogan)

Great Moments in Journalism XXVIII
May 26, 2010, 2:49 pm
Filed under: journalism

(Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan)

Does the Apple iPhone Controversy Make Your Head Hurt?
April 29, 2010, 10:47 am
Filed under: Apple, journalism

Confused by the ethical/public relations dilemmas surrounding Gizmodo’s reporting on the lost/stolen iPhone? Fast Company has created a flowchart to help:

The Problem with Today’s Journalism: You
April 14, 2010, 7:10 am
Filed under: journalism

What’s the problem with journalism today? Brent Cunningham of the Columbia Journalism Review and Alan C. Miller of the News Literacy Project argue that the Internet has moved you from a news consumer to a news gatekeeper, and that you aren’t paying enough attention to do that job effectively.

Journalism Execs May be Pessimistic About the Future …
April 12, 2010, 5:24 pm
Filed under: journalism

… but let’s hope this isn’t a harbinger of things to come (of course, Rush Limbaugh probably considers moving from the New York Times to homelessness as a lateral career move).

Pew Reports Finds Journalism Execs Remain Pessimistic
April 12, 2010, 12:34 pm
Filed under: journalism

The money quote from the summary of a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism in association with the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA):

“Fewer than half of all (journalism executives) surveyed are confident their operations will survive another 10 years – absent significant new sources of revenue. Nearly a third believe their operations are at risk in just five years or less. And many blame the problems not on the inevitable effect of technology but on their industry’s missed opportunities.”

Could More ‘Cougar’ Stories Have Saved the Rocky?
March 4, 2010, 8:25 am
Filed under: journalism, SE2

SE2’s Eric Anderson has seen the future of journalism, and it includes female submission wrestlers.

Great Moments in Journalism XXIV
February 8, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: journalism

From the Newsroom to the Boardroom
January 29, 2010, 7:58 am
Filed under: journalism, Public Relations

Can reporters who are trained to be neutral successfully make the transition to the public relations world of advocacy? Alan Stamm analyzes the arguments on both sides.

Great Moments in Journalism XXIII
January 26, 2010, 6:08 am
Filed under: journalism

I don’t know about you, but when market-moving news breaks, I only want one thing: Andrew “Dice” Clay’s perspective. I can’t imagine why CNNfn didn’t survive.

Sprengelmeyer’s ‘Tom Sawyer Business Plan’
October 14, 2009, 1:58 pm
Filed under: journalism, Journalism Moves, New York Times, Rocky Mountain News

The New York Times profiles former Rocky reporter and current Guadalupe County Communicator publisher Michael “M.E.” Sprengelmeyer. Interestingly, Michael only went by “M.E.” professionally because the byline “Michael Sprengelmeyer” was too long to fit in one column width.

Great Moments in Journalism XIX
August 28, 2009, 9:14 am
Filed under: journalism

I don’t even know what to say about his one. Seriously, I’m speechless (mostly because I can’t stop laughing).

(Hat tip: Jim Dissett)


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