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New advertising industry initiative should protect the independent press, not just major outlets like the Boston Globe
To support independent journalism and beat back marketing propaganda, for starters
Many people have taken to loudly bemoaning the supposedly sudden arrival of “fake news” since the 2016 presidential election… while becoming belatedly aware of the accompanying slow decline of print newspapers that are—whatever else one might say ...
"For every ad promoting the positive, transformative power of beauty and fashion, many others reinforce gender stereotypes or objectify women’s bodies."
Distinguishing between commercializing and communicating MLK’s message
I was hardly alone in complaining. Countless critics from the journalism space have spoken out about the devastating impact this abusive relationship has had on both newsmakers and readers, particularly since Facebook spent a lot of time last year explaining how it hoped to help the public cut through bullshit and fake news.
In the meantime, we’ll still be quarreling with other alt and independent crabs in Facebook’s barrel, hoping articles that we work tirelessly on find readers. When you see us down there scrapping, it would be great if you’d extend a sharing hand.
I’m using these inches on the eve of Small Business Saturday to ask for your money. Plus your contacts and connections.
Pharma’s Donation to Boston, Other Cities Converts Public Funds to PR Gold
Vertex Pharmaceuticals made a big PR splash last week with an announcement of a significant donation to Boston and other cities where it does business. The Boston-based company, best known for its cystic fibrosis meds, has pledged to “spend $500 million on charitable ...