We’ve finally kicked off the urgently needed debate and response to our broken immigration policy, but be wary of the words flying around like so many pointed accusations. Even, or perhaps especially, in our digital age, words matter. To achieve or deny something, one must name it with words that have sway over others.
Those of you who follow my blog posts may be afraid by this title, as I often write about sexual assault and the abuse of women. Rest assured, this is not that kind of “feel.” Today my interest is in professional communications – my stock in trade – and hopefully of interest to others.
Congressman Anthony Weiner…we go back. Way back. You represented me years ago when I was a starving grad student you were an even more starving young city councilman and I’d run into you on the Brooklyn streets. And now, look how far we’ve come.
Now that I’m an aspiring communications guru may I give [...]
It’s another week and another bad news cycle for 21st century feminists (unless you’re Oprah). It seems anachronistically Neanderthal how women continue to be so publicly, dramatically exploited by men who wield power, money, influence and brawn over them.
In last week’s two biggest stories, the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid by [...]
It’s only Day 1 and already so many rhetorical gems abound!
We often lament how politicians with agendas that hurt rather than help most people winning the messaging game. They are often better at simplicity and emotionality, two important elements to using language to engage and move audiences. While they may be hollow, false [...]
Why is it that the Times seems only to cover the issue of college as an ultra-elite experience? For a media organization that does such a good job of covering other issues of social and economic justice, its attention to college is missing so many important connections.
In the Week in Review, Jacques Steinberg [...]