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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Watching Super Bowl Halftime Performances

Super Bowl LI featured a historic comeback and the first overtime in the history of the game, but the biggest attraction for television viewers did not involve any of the athletes on the field. Viewership peaked at 117.5 million during more

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Entertainment Once Again Comes to the Aid of Journalism

In a book chapter I wrote several years ago, I argued that protest music filled a gap in news coverage during the Vietnam War era because the songs provided Americans with news that the mainstream media was not reporting. Fast … Continue reading

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Why I Never Forgot Covering Joe Biden in 1986

It is not the most important story coming out of Washington today, but when Joe Biden’s term as vice president comes to a close, it will mark the first time in nearly 50 years that he has not held public … Continue reading

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How My Journalism Skills Helped When My Mother Passed Away

I experienced more than grief when my mother Margaret Lee passed away on Oct. 22. Among the many thoughts that have crossed my mind since her passing is how the experience underscored the important elements of what I did for … Continue reading

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Campaign 2016 creates an opportunity for the media

With New York’s presidential primary upon us, candidates are engaging in a variety of staged activities aimed at winning votes in the race for the White House. We see them sampling regional delicacies, cheering on area sports teams and name-dropping … Continue reading

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A Grammy for integrated marketing?

This week on the social networks of the Integrated Marketing Communications program I direct at St. Bonaventure University, we shared a link about Monday’s Grammy Awards ceremony. The link was to a Rolling Stone story about the best and worst moments of the ceremony. A little … Continue reading

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Iowa: A PR anomaly

Because I covered government and politics as a journalist and later worked in those fields in several communication positions, this coming Monday is a day that has long been circled on my calendar. It is the date of the Iowa … Continue reading

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