Banning Bossy: Language and Social Perceptions
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Banning Bossy: Language and Social Perceptions

It’s an interesting question: By removing a word from our lexicon, can we change the way we perceive things? That’s the premise behind a new campaign called ‘Ban Bossy.’ Created by LeanIn.Org, a non-profit founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the campaign is intended to encourage girls to lead by removing the negative stigma associated … Continue reading

Turning Surveillance on its Head
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Turning Surveillance on its Head

It’s hard to do anything these days without someone noticing. Between revelations by the now infamous Edward Snowden that the US government is monitoring metadata from a plethora of communication technologies, and evolving social norms that are increasingly accepting of making private information public, it’s becoming clear that our lives are on display. We’re seeing an … Continue reading

Science Communication in the Midwest
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Science Communication in the Midwest

The fall semester is in full swing, which means students around the world are hard at work juggling courses, projects and various activities. This week, I had the opportunity to catch up on current happenings at the University of Wisconsin’s department of Life Sciences Communication, or LSC for short. Fall is in full force on the … Continue reading

Is it time to rethink media regulation? #oscarpistorious
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Is it time to rethink media regulation? #oscarpistorious

Unsurprisingly, the news that South African sporting hero, Oscar Pistorious (a.k.a. the ‘Blade Runner’) allegedly shot dead his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, broke first on Twitter in the early hours of February 14th. In the tirade of tweets and social media posts that ensued, the details of the incident started to emerge, leading to conflicting … Continue reading

Cogito ergo sum – Thought leadership in the digital age
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Cogito ergo sum – Thought leadership in the digital age

Thought leadership is often viewed as a corporate communications tour de force.  It combines essential components of a successful communications strategy by using storytelling and relationship building to establish strategic positioning and brand awareness.  But as we find ourselves spending more and more time sifting through the online chatter, the management of information dissemination is … Continue reading