Time to toss some typefaces

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting (Ed will be appearing at the 2017 KPA Winter Convention on Friday, January 20. Marriott East in Louisville.) Some typefaces are just downright strange. Like Curlz. I just can’t bring myself to believe that someone was serious about designing that one. And there’s Dom Casual. And Hobo. And (of course!) Comic Sans.  You never…ever…use any […]

Sell like you own the place

  By Joe Guertin, Streetfighter Selling Selling is the ultimate entrepreneurial career. If you’re paid on commission, YOU decide how much more you’re going to make this year over last. If you’re paid a salary, you can greatly increase your value (to both your current employer AND potential future employers). Because the sales profession generates income for the company, those […]

15 press groups ask Trump for press pool to ensure transparency

The American Society of News Editors and 14 other journalism associations have asked President-elect Donald Trump to commit to having a protective press pool. The letter to Trump states, “This isn’t about access for the press itself; it’s about access for Americans in diverse communities across the country.” You can read the entire letter here as well as the list […]

Don’t gild the lily

By John Foust, Raleigh, NC The cliché “gild the lily” is a misquotation of a line from Shakespeare: “To gild refined gold, to paint the lily…is wasteful and ridiculous excess.” Correctly quoted or not, this common phrase refers to the unnecessary practice of embellishing something which doesn’t need embellishing. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of lily gilding in the world of advertising. […]

Overtime rule challenged in Texas District Court; decision could come next week

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas heard oral arguments on an emergency Motion for a Preliminary Injunction to stop the U.S. Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule, scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. The Court heard oral argument from 9:00 a.m. until 12:40 p.m., on November 16, from not only the 21 states that filed […]

Tow Center needs your help about challenges, opportunities of social media

The study, which is supported by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, seeks to better understand how local newspapers are responding to the challenges – and opportunities – created by digital media. Through this project we aim to get a better sense of what is working – and what isn’t – and to then share these findings […]

ASNE, others argue for right to record police activity

ASNE and 30 other media organizations and companies filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case that will dictate the extent to which citizens have the right to record the activities of police, regardless of the intention or motive behind recording the video. The case is the latest in a […]

Comparing live-streaming apps

By Rachel Wise | RJI Futures Lab It’s never been so easy to just hop on a live video stream and broadcast to the world from wherever you are. So now that anyone with a smartphone can do this, the question is which tool makes the most sense to use? In this episode, we compare three different live-streaming services — […]

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