Media Matters articles

Top official leaves FIFA after cracking joke about President Sepp Blatter and the police

Zurich: FIFA's Director of Communications Walter de Gregorio is to resign after making a joke on television about the scandal-hit football body.

Source: Katharina Bart | Reuters | 12th June 2015

Jérôme Valcke, a Top FIFA Official, Says He Authorized $10 Million Transfer

SAMARA, Russia: During a news conference alongside Russia’s sports minister here, the FIFA official, Jérôme Valcke, also said that the 2018 World Cup in Russia “must be protected” and that bidding for the 2026 World Cup would be temporarily suspended because of the upheaval from the corruption allegations.

Source: Andrew Roth | New York Times | 10th June 2015

Michigan State Police host first media training session in U.P.

MARQUETTE -- Michigan State Police hosted their first ever media training session in the Upper Peninsula on Thursday morning on Northern Michigan University’s campus. TV6’s own Steve Asplund was there to speak on the importance of having a relationship with the media and how it has changed over the years.

Source: Rebecca Himmelstein | Upper Michigan Source | 28th May 2015

Rockets' fired social media manager explains ill-fated tweet

One tweet cost Chad Shanks his job.The former Houston Rockets social media manager found himself caught up in the moment of a first-round series victory against the rival Dallas Mavericks, and he hit the send button.

Source: Adi Joseph | Sporting News | 29th April 2015

Making sense of media training

SYDNEY: Social media, digital media, traditional media, viral media. There are tens of thousands of media channels these days, all with the potential to help build a business and personal brand. However, fairly few executives receive media training.

Source: Claire Linton-Evans | SMH.COM.AU | 18th April 2015