Archive For The “Reputation” Category

Consequence-free speech

By | July 28, 2016

“My mood, I say, was one of exaltation. I felt as a seeing man might do, with padded feet and noiseless clothes, in a city of the blind. I experienced a wild impulse to jest, to startle people, to clap men on the back, fling people’s hats astray, and generally revel in my extraordinary advantage.” […]

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10 Questions Aspiring Journalists Should Be Asking About Their Digital Reputations

By | April 15, 2014

A journalist’s professional reputation hinges upon credibility. Journalistic credibility is a recipe with five ingredients: Your published body of work, the organization you work for, the company you keep (friends, colleagues, followers, fans), what others may say about you, and, lastly, how you conduct yourself in public. Nowadays, “public” includes any online posts accessible by an […]

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Archived Arrest Stories Are Like Zombies Rising From The Grave

By | September 1, 2013

Zombie Graveyard

[UPDATE 1/28/2015: Martin’s appeal to the lower court decision described below was rejected by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan.] A federal judge in August dismissed a class action defamation lawsuit filed against three Connecticut news outlets. U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea rejected Lorraine Martin’s claim that archived online news articles […]

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8,000 Impressions: You’re Welcome

By | June 14, 2013

I discovered a new metric today from Google. As I tried tweaking some of the webmaster tools for this website – – I spotted a link in Google Webmaster Tools labeled “Labs -> Authorship.” If you use any Google products regularly, you likely have a Google account. As such, all your Google-based activities are […]

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