Maybe the Federal Police will learn that the media is part of the public – Channel 4 cameraman cited at federal building

Channel 4 cameraman cited at federal building – The Denver Post
Maybe the Federal Police will learn that the media is the public. There should not be a separate rule for the media and the public. If the general public is allowed in, than the media should be allowed in.

For those of you who don’t know, the media represents us, the public.

What is disturbing to me is that he didn’t even have his camera with him. He left it with the other media outside. If that is the case what is the big deal and the difference than a member of the public coming in?

This happens at the Denver Federal Center all the time. The public is allowed to go on that campus and roam without escort. They can get anywhere. But if the media is not allowed on without escort.

Even if they have an escort, the Federal Police can not allow them on or have them removed. This is not good.

There should not be a separation of the media and the public. Otherwise the freedoms that this country was built upon and many Americans have died for will cease to exist.

Should bloggers pick up for the loss of the Rocky?

I am attending WordCamp Denver today and just had a good presentation by Gil Asakawa on media and publishing.
One of the questions that came up was should bloggers fill the niche left behind by the Rocky Mountain News? Well should they?

My thought is that bloggers and everyone else should be looking out for something going on and question it. We are a republic after all.

One thing that I have noticed in the media, specifically the Denver Post, is that the reporters are general issue reporters. The speciality or niche reporter no longer exists. Continue reading “Should bloggers pick up for the loss of the Rocky?”

Bloggers vs PR – The Aftermath | WebProNews

Bloggers vs PR – The Aftermath | WebProNews
This is a great interview that looks at the state of PR and bloggers.

There are some definite opinions that PR and bloggers should never meet.  But in my opinion, I think that there is a place where the two can come together.

PR professionals need to understand the medium while also treating and respecting bloggers like they respect reporters.  Bloggers can carry significant clout in a business line or issue.  If they feel disrespected or get mad, watch out.

Take a look at the article and let me know what you think.