Stories by Steve Goldstein

Pamela Bartlett’s Top PR Tip for Small Businesses: Share Your Content

August 29th, 2012 by

The leader behind PR Newswire’s PR Toolkit had been on a mission to disavow small business of the notion that PR is just for big brands.

Did I Say the World Was Flat? Sorry, I Misspoke

August 20th, 2012 by

We’ve all said some pretty outrageous things that have no basis in fact or in any kind of reasoned analysis. Most of what college sophomores say, if I remember correctly, falls into that category. And when you think about it, the rhetoric during …

Your Boss Has Weighed In on Your Tweet, and He Thinks It Was ‘Idiotic’

July 30th, 2012 by

Danny Boyle’s London Olympics opening ceremony production on July 27 played like a bombastic, funhouse mirror held up to the U.K. with the world’s citizens as sideline spectators, and inspired Aidan Burley, a Conservative member of Parliame…

A Tough Decision for Dark Knight’s Studio

July 20th, 2012 by

It wasn’t long after the Colorado shooting during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20 that questions arose as to whether the movie would be pulled from theaters nationwide. The Wrap reported that Warner Brothers, the studio beh…

Who’s Going to Push the Boy Scouts Into the 21st Century?

July 18th, 2012 by

We pay a price when we close our eyes to what’s going on in the world beyond our daily routines. We also pay a price when we do pay attention to that larger world. In this morning’s New York Times is a picture of a wounded child in Qusayr, …

For a Power Utility, a Heat Wave’s a Bad Time for Self-Reflection

July 10th, 2012 by

Like many in the U.S., I’ve been doing my best to stay cool in the midst of record-breaking heat the last couple of weeks. Living in the Washington, D.C. area, temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s have become the norm of late. In a word, it’s been …

What’s Mightier, a Murdoch Tweet or a WSJ Editorial?

July 6th, 2012 by

Rupert tweeted and Mitt listened, as the Romney campaign begins rejiggering its communications team.

What’s Mightier, a Murdoch Tweet or a WSJ Editorial?

July 6th, 2012 by

Rupert tweeted and Mitt listened, as the Romney campaign begins rejiggering its communications team.

Stifle the Social Network Yawns

July 5th, 2012 by

Author Bill Zehme once asked Frank Sinatra, “What should a man never do in the presence of a woman?” Sinatra’s reply: “Yawn.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, actually. Having someone yawn in your …

CNN, Fox News Blow It on Healthcare Ruling

June 28th, 2012 by

CNN, eager to get word out about the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obama’s healthcare act, got the story wrong—and so did everyone who retweeted CNN’s coverage.