My new personal website will be a valuable tool moving forward

I plan to build a website which will serve as a well-rounded demo reel to potentially land future employment.  In the past, I have written and broadcast news stories and provide play-by-play for sporting events for radio broadcast.  I have also developed mini-documentaries and produced other videos which hopefully demonstrate my abilities and potential as … More My new personal website will be a valuable tool moving forward

Pro sports PR personnel use social media to make journalists’ jobs easier

When I was pursuing my bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, from CSU in the mid-90s, I was fortunate enough to serve as a sports intern at KUSA, 9News in Denver.  During that time, I attended a few Colorado Rockies games in the press box and noticed that the media received more than just the standard … More Pro sports PR personnel use social media to make journalists’ jobs easier

Brand Journalists becoming a regular part of Denver sports coverage

As the media landscape continuously evolves and changes, the concept of a Brand Journalist is particularly fascinating. In the Denver sports landscape, these positions seem to have become particularly common as the Broncos have their own TV staff, a respected reporter who writes about the team, and a partnership with 9News (KUSA in Denver) who … More Brand Journalists becoming a regular part of Denver sports coverage

Social media welcomes and disdains diversity all at the same time

“With sensitive matters such as race, diversity, politics and religion – everyone is entitled to their own opinion and has the right to express that.  Most feel that social media is the perfect platform to do so. “  — Joshua Keller, president of Union Square Media. Social media has prompted inclusion and diversity in public … More Social media welcomes and disdains diversity all at the same time

Social Media provided huge benefits and serious harms during Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey represented the first major hurricane during the existence of social media.  During the crisis, social media was used to communicate important information to and from those who were battling the effects of the hurricane. Its positive and the negative aspects were on vivid display, especially for the people who were dependent on the … More Social Media provided huge benefits and serious harms during Hurricane Harvey

Blinds manufacturer adjusts to new rules of marketing and public relations

In this post I’ll focus on three current trends in the utilization of social media in public relations and marketing, and use Hunter Douglas as an example of a brand which does so effectively. First, in his book, “The New Rules of Marketing & PR,” author David Meerman Scott said “the old rules of marketing” … More Blinds manufacturer adjusts to new rules of marketing and public relations

NEWS CORPS 2017 – Supervised Injection Facilities under consideration in Denver, Boulder

On the first day of the 2018 legislative session, in January, Colorado lawmakers will begin consideration of a bill to bring a supervised injection facility to Denver. Denver-based Harm Reduction Action Center (HRAC) is working with the office of Denver City Council President Albus Brooks to spearhead the campaign. A supervised injection facility is a … More NEWS CORPS 2017 – Supervised Injection Facilities under consideration in Denver, Boulder

NEWS CORPS 2017 – CBD: Catching Research up to Reality

Reporters and Editors: Chad Franzen, Emma Gibson, Daniel Paiz, Kelsey Simpkins Words: Kelsey Simpkins Infographics, Video Production and Editing: Emma Gibson Video Filming and Editing: Chad Franzen and Daniel Paiz With the sales of CBD products poised to break $2 billion in the U.S. by 2020, scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder are finally … More NEWS CORPS 2017 – CBD: Catching Research up to Reality