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Truing up “60 Minutes”

”60 Minutes,” the flagship news magazine on CBS is currently in a reputation trough.  Recent stories about its bad reporting on Benghazi , the Amazon puff piece that broke the drone delivery news, and now  a soft story about the National Security Administration have momentarily dimmed its traditional luster. Read more

James Burke, Johnson & Johnson


I’m not sure if it’s ironic or coincidental that James Burke, former Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, passed away on the 30thanniversary of the Tylenol poisonings. Read more

The Fed Chairman and The Press

The recent news conference by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was an interesting communications achievement, though it doesn’t contain too many lessons for other government institutions or the private sector.

As Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Bernanke is in essence the CEO of the institution.  Despite the fact that his peers – the heads of the nation’s central banks have held news conferences – this was a first for a chairman of the US Fed. Read more