Author: <span class="vcard">Tara Wall</span>

What to make of the fake news furor

What to make of the fake news furor

Fake news has now become synonymous with the media. Everyone seems to be scrambling to identify or define what’s real but few have really captured the symbolism of this recent phenomenon. That’s why how you respond and what you do to get your news and […]

Why a free press is a free market mandate

Why a free press is a free market mandate

Ramped up rhetoric in the heated 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency has notably taken a turn. Journalists, fact-based filmmakers and the public at large who care about the First Amendment and the impact future leaders have on public discourse, should take notice. Generally speaking, […]

Can media coverage keep you alive in a mass attack?

Can media coverage keep you alive in a mass attack?

What some may see as sensationalized, wall-to-wall coverage of the deadliest shooting in American history is the very kind of coverage that could save your life in the future. That’s according to security experts. With cable and network TV dropping or preempting regularly scheduled Sunday morning […]

3 takeaways from the brand that was David Bowie

3 takeaways from the brand that was David Bowie

The ’80’s was an era where, like many American teens, David Bowie filled my collection of eclectic albums from British artists. Mom wasn’t a fan, so of course every indulgent listening session represented a level of rebellion for me then. The creative genius of the […]

Media’s role in the urban healthcare crisis

Media’s role in the urban healthcare crisis

Listening to many of my media colleagues, the average reader could easily conclude that the only health care debate worth covering today is the partisan bickering over efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. Washington squabbles aside, there are […]

Starbucks pokes the bear

Starbucks pokes the bear

It’s either an ingenious marketing idea or an epic branding disaster. No matter what side of the Starbucks firestorm you fall on it seems a lot of folks missed the point when the company known for its neighborhood coffee, launched an innocent enough initiative to […]