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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Sabotage Their Own Media Coverage

I talk to many entrepreneurs and business owners as a journalist. Many are eager for more coverage. Lately, I’ve been speaking with entrepreneurs in emerging markets, who seem to want stories written about their companies even more. But often, entrepreneurs shoot themselves in the foot during the interview or as I ask questions afterwards.

Source: Elizabeth MacBride | Forbes | 13th August 2014

Hiring a Social Media Agency vs an In-House Person

[Ahem] “I understand social media is beneficial to any businesses, but seriously, no one in their right mind would hire a social media agency when they can just hire someone in-house. . . am I right or am I right?”

Source: Jacques Bastien | Social Media Today | 18th January 2014

Robin Williams: Marin County officials defend release of graphic suicide details

Marin County officials are defending their decision to release graphic details about Robin Williams' suicide. They have faced some criticism on social media for a press conference on Tuesday in which officials laid out how Williams died and how he was found.

Source: Staff Writer | LA Times | 15th August 2014

UKIP Politician Caught in 'Hitler Training Session' Row

UKIP has defended one of its MEPs who coached young party members to emulate Hitler's style of public speaking.

Source: Staff Writer | International Business Times | 10th August 2014

Russia Today reporter quits over 'lies' in reporting MH17 plane story

Moscow: A London-based reporter for Russia's state-owned English-language channel Russia Today has quit in protest at its coverage of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine. Sara Firth is the second person since March to publicly resign from RT, formerly known as Russia Today, over its coverage of the Ukraine crisis.

Source: Staff Writer | AFP | 19th July 2014