This hasn’t been the greatest week for high-profile individuals swirling in circles of controversy. Between President Trump’s attorney and Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille, both have demonstrated that sometimes, it really is difficult, but best to stay quiet.
As one of the many crisis communicators personally familiar with media coverage as it relates to the Pulse Nightclub tragedy, I can confirm with 100-percent accuracy that our free American press, joined by news media from around the world, has reported every excruciating detail about this horrible event in history.
Here’s a fact – not an alternative, but instead a nugget of information that is completely true. Professional public relations and communication practitioners who speak on behalf of and represent individuals, organizations and politicians perform their jobs with integrity.
It was just day three of 2017 when Congressional Republicans got bruised by a self-inflicted public relations wound. Early morning newscasts broke the story that just hours earlier on the SECOND day of the new year, when they met and voted in secret to “gut” the Office of Congressional Ethics, erasing its independent status. Less than 24 hours later
From the age of ten, I wanted to be a newspaper reporter, and I had the good fortune to do just that. Although I transitioned into public relations after about 15 years, I still work and live according to the same values and skills required for getting the facts, accurately telling a story and providing information to a broad audience.