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Discovery Communications: Emergency Planning and Crisis Communications

The hostage taking incident last week at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, MD, (less than 10 miles from the White House in Washington) has quickly faded from the news pages. Yet a couple of notes regarding new media and crisis planning and communications are worth making. Read more

Tony Speaks

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward gave his first interview last week in the UK. (http://tinyurl.com/32hnzud) While the article included comments from critics, he wasn’t as immediately challenged as his prior appearance in front of the US Congress or the lying-in-wait law suit depositions. Read more

Does the picture tell the story?

Front page of USA Today this morning, and just about everywhere else in the media: a “before” and “after” photo or video clip of the oil well deep in the Gulf. Read more

Rolling Stone and McChrystal: Sucker Punch or Not?

The recent Rolling Stone article that got General Stanley McChrystal sacked as commander of US forces in Afghanistan has also raised an important issue about what it means to go “off the record” with a reporter. Read more

Correcting the record

The Washington Post’s front page article on how US Government officials in Pakistan are trying to counter what they believe are inaccurate and wrongly slanted articles in the Pakistani media http://bit.ly/ddCiNY, is a reminder to any organization that believes it has suffered from poor reporting, rumors and misrepresentations, to take action. Read more

War Rooms and Crisis Communications

Establishing a communications “war room” in a crisis is one of the first tactical steps to get on top of a fast breaking situation.
It’s essential to have a central place for a crisis team. Read more

Twitter Posts Tick-off British Airways

One of the cardinal rules that both labor and management profess when negotiations begin on contracts or other issues is: We promise that we won’t negotiate these issues in the press. Read more