The Iowa Caucuses: A Catastrophic Communications Failure

By Greg Beuerman | Partner/Owner at BMF We’ve said it before but just to be consistent (and show we’re right), most incidents are not remembered for how they were handled, but for how they were communicated.  Monday’s ill-fated Iowa caucuses are a startling case in point. Don’t get me wrong.  I love the Iowa caucuses.  Politics is in my DNA and … Read More

The Ethics of News in the Digital Era

By Jonathan Marshall | Spring Intern On January 26th, 2020, at 11:24 A.M Pacific Time, celebrity gossip site TMZ broke the sad news that Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash. Due to his  celebrity status, this report dominated news coverage for days. As various news sources reported incorrect information and internet rumors ran amok, the news coverage of … Read More

A SLAPP in the Face

According to a Pew Research Center study, 82% of U.S. adults say they at least sometimes read online customer ratings or reviews before purchasing items for the first time, including 40% who say they always or almost always do so. Whether it be shopping, looking to hire for a service, or picking a restaurant for dinner, online reviews can often … Read More