It’s in the Asking …

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On the drive into the office today, I was listening to “Morning Edition” on our local NPR affiliate, WPLN, when they aired an interview with the editor and reporter of a high school newspaper in Washington state. The reporter, Teddy Fischer, saw Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ mobile phone number in a photograph and, in coordination with his editor, decided to reach out with an interview request. So, you’re thinking, ‘yeah, a reporter reached out to a government official for an interview. What’s the big deal?’ As someone in the communications world who has made hundreds of media pitches, I … Read More

Missing Larry Daughtrey

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The news of Larry Daughtrey’s death was hard to take for those of us who knew him well, especially those of us who were also close to Larry’s good friend Mike Pigott, who passed away less than a year ago. Larry and Mike were a lot alike. Both were men of few words, but those words were always well-chosen. People hung on those words, sometimes literally. They were droll wits – old-school newspaper reporters who watched history unfold before them with a deadpan expression and summed things up with uncanny precision and brevity. Both preferred to do their talking through … Read More