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All the News that Fits

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Well, "The Old Gray Lady" fears red, so she thinks green, spreads the blues with less white, plenty of pink. Translation: The New York Times plans layoffs and cuts in page size to shore up the company's bottom line. Now, apparently, there will be five percent less news that's fit to print. To Reduce Costs To Zero

77 1/2 PR Tips: What They Didn't Teach You in PR School

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


At the CornerBar, our servers like tips, our bartenders like tips, and occasionally our patrons leave some pretty nice tips. Joe Chernov of upper right pr has left us 77 1/2 tips (you can pick up No. 78 1/2, if you read his PR blog). Joe's e-book, "77 1/2 Public Relations Tips," is loaded -- bar joke; get it? -- with PR tips. Perhaps not your year's "must buy," but it clearly is worth a lot more than its $7.77 list price on Amazon.com or from BooksOnStuff. Tips Improve Service

$40 Million PR Guy

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Well, a value has just been established for PR. It's in the neighborhood of $40 million, according to the New York Knicks basketball team. Fired coach Larry Brown did some reporter interviews without a PR guy present, and now the Knicks are trying to weasel out of paying the remainder of his huge contract. Suppose There'll Be Lawyers Involved?

PR News Offers Curmudgeon's 'Tips for Making the Right Hire'

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


PR News, which provides "The Latest News and Strategies in PR & Marketing," has published "Tips for Making the Right Hire," by CornerBarPR.com's own Chief Curmudgeon. As usual, our Curmudgeon doesn't pull any punches in offering candidates advice on how to land the best job. Get The 19 Jun 06 Issue

We'll Be Down for Maintenance Friday Evening

Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR

By Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR


Notice: CornerBarPR.com® and Contacts On Tap™ will be shut down for maintenance at roughly 6:30 p.m. CDT Friday, 09 Jun 06, for a couple of hours. The result will be better service, but we understand that the interruption poses an inconvenience. Sorry, but better to maintain than to have something break. Gettin' A Lube And An Oil Change

'Goin' to War' with Tim Russert

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


It was "best practices" stuff, when Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was questioned by NBC's Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" Sunday. Russert had a "gotcha" ready -- the Rumsfeld quote, "You go to war with the army you have" -- but, in the end, it was the newsman who got got. Careful What You Ask For

No Malfunction This Time

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Turns out you can't even spoof the Justin Timberlake-Janet Jackson fallout from Super Bowl XXXVIII. Humorless NFL and FOX officials pulled a too-hot commercial for GoDaddy.com after it already had run once. Haven't these folks ever heard of parody? Go, Daddy!

Note to Heaven: 'Here's Johnny!'

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Comedian and long-time "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson died over the weekend. After 30 years in the late-night throne, Johnny would have preferred to be followed by Dave, but NBC had other ideas and went with Jay. No matter. Both late-night TV guys are funny and very, very smart ... but there will never be another Johnny. RIP, Johnny

Who Says There Aren't PR Jobs?

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Been right-sized on a Friday just before Christmas, wondering how you're gonna pay for both the new baby and the car's transmission? Maybe you'll win the lottery. But as a backstop, you should read "Job Of The Week with Ned Lundquist," the CornerBarPR.com® version of Ned Lundquist's job-hunting newsletter. He -- and we -- just posted his 10,000th job. Count 'Em

IABC Pours Heart and Soul into 'Best Practices' Book

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


IABC used to publish No Secrets in book form as a compilation of Gold Quill Award-Winning Case Histories. Now they've changed the name to Best Practices ..., and they're having a just-off-the-presses-end-of-the-year sale of the newly published 544-page resource. The staff that remains after manhandling -- and being manhandled by -- the herculean project says the book is better than ever, despite our Chief Curmudgeon's interference as managing editor. 216,535 Words

I'd Rather Be in Texas

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Wouldn't it be great to be 73, at the end of a career as anchor and managing editor of a national television news operation, and able to say just about anything you damn well pleased? Well on election night, Dan Rather showed that he had perfected the art -- Texas-style. That's our Dan, "Hotter than a Times Square Rolex." Lone Star

It's Michigan v. SBC in Big 10 Football

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


It looked like the University of Michigan and Ohio State University were gonna go for the gold, taking a million-dollar corporate sponsorship from SBC Communications and giving the phone company naming rights to the annual season-ending gridiron battle between the two schools. But then Michigan backed out. Does that mean it'll now be Michigan v. SBC? Is it a classic? A sellout? Talk Is Cheap

We'll Be Down for Maintenance on Friday Afternoon

Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR

By Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR


Notice: CornerBarPR.com® and Contacts On Tap™ will be shut down for maintenance at roughly 7:00 p.m. CDT Friday, 29 Oct 04, for about an hour. We understand that the interruption poses an inconvenience. But hey, that's why we're warning you! Down But Not Out

… and It Wasn't Even an Ambush Interview!

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Ah, what a tangled tale we weave when Fineman fouls up, disses Chris; Lloyd gives the lowdown and Imus leaps into the fray with both boots; then the MSNBC producer pool pounces on Howard the Wuss. Then there's Tammy and Rick ... And we thought the soap operas were on the big network. Hapless Howard

We'll Be Down for Maintenance on Friday Afternoon

Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR

By Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR


Notice: CornerBarPR.com® and Contacts On Tap™ will be shut down for maintenance at roughly 4:00 p.m. CDT Friday, 30 Jun 04, for four or five hours. The result will be better service, but we understand that the interruption poses an inconvenience. Too bad. Movin' On

Media Biased, Pew Research Says; What Else Is New?

Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR

By Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR


Media are far more liberal than the average citizen, and more liberal than they used to be, according to a just-released study from the Pew Research Center. Reporters' trust in the ability of voters to make good decisions has declined dramatically since the previous study in 1995. But, while the left-leaning sample had difficulty identifying any liberal media outlets, they readily identified the Fox News Channel as conservative. All That's Left

'Diggin' a Grave with a Knife and a Fork'

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gets our nod for the best 45 seconds of clichés by a politician obviously in search of a sports announcing spot in a second career. The conversation was about the gov's weight loss, but it turned into a string of comedy one-liners, perfect for today's Imus show. Weight A Minute