Back in January of 2008 BlogHer lobbied the LAPD for press credentials. We were denied. But it seems times, they are a changing.
The New York Police Department has announced it will allow online journalists to get press credentials, so long as they have reported on at least six events in the city in the past two years. This basically means that bloggers get press passes.
Like just about every other social media tool, there are positives and negatives to using Twitter. For some, it is a relatively free and easy way to keep in touch with people that you don’t communicate with on a regular basis or to send out short bits of information to people that you think might be interested in it.
Not everyone is taking the resignation of White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers so seriously. Two days after the news of Rogers's pending departure broke Feb. 26 and began circulating the Web, Marla Singer tweeted, "First Van Jones and now Desiree Rogers? The White House just got a little less sexy." I was glad for the laugh because I've seen other comments about Rogers's decision with an undeniable sky-is-falling take on the story.
New York Governor David Paterson yesterday defied mounting calls for his resignation amid fresh revelations from the New York Times about the efforts he reportedly made to get a woman to drop domestic violence charges against one of his close aides....more
While we in New Orleans bask in the glow of Super Bowl victory, Hurricane Katrina ghosts still haunt us. On February 24, yesterday, the story finally broke that Michael Lohman, a former New Orleans Police Department officer, had confessed to conspiring with other officers to cover-up the truth of what happened on the Danziger Bridge September 4, 2005 after the city flooded.
This week the Tools of Change for Publishing Conference took place with session topics ranging from "Evolving business models in publishing" to "What readers want." Among the keynoters was Ariana Huffington, who said, "We have entered the golden age of engagement. Publishing needs to combine best of old and new worlds."...more
So this week celebrates both National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and National Pancake Day. No wonder we women are so confused about what is healthy behavior. Either these two PR campaigns are working together or cancel each other out. Is the message: Hi Ladies: Please do not think you are fat and too prove it, eat a pancake or 6?...more
If the U.S. Department of Justice thought its Feb. 19 announcement of the end of its probe into the 2001 anthrax terrorist attacks was going to silence doubters, they have been quickly disabused of that notion. According to the federal investigators, former scientist Bruce Ivins was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 attacks that killed five people and sickened 17 others. Ivins died in July 2008 just before he was to be indicted for the attacks. His death was ruled a suicide.