Communicating beyond the pro-life press

Live Action has launched a documentary series highlighting allegations that Planned Parenthood protects sexual abusers. This important series is just the latest evidence that Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide regularly cover up sexual abuse — including the sexual abuse of minors. The series has spread like wildfire among pro-life outlets. However, it has gotten little coverage in outlets outside…

A Van Gogh, Trump, and a Tall-Tale Toilet

When the White House asks for a favor, it’s best to think carefully before you take action. Paul Schwartzman reported in the Washington Post that President Trump requested a Vincent van Gogh painting to put in his private living quarters at the White House. What the museum offered was a piece of art that was more functional,…

Don’t Blow Up Your Publicity Plan

When we’re going to have a baby, we love to tell people about it. However, when was the last time a baby announcement could land you in jail? Alastair Lawson reports in the BBC News that a man shot an exploding target to announce his wife’s pregnancy. It sent billowing blue smoke into the air and…

Avoid the Fake News Cycle

There is a famous saying that came out of Chicago’s City News Bureau: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” Unfortunately, not everyone follows that advice.  A story on National Public Radio by Cory Turner describes how students are being trained to spot fake news. They look at viral stories and ads, and…

When Horsing Around Works

Public relations solutions can be simple. Reporter Chris Lusvardi illustrated this point in the Herald & Review newspaper when he described how a man used a low-tech mode of transportation to get to a courthouse in Decatur: he rode a horse. Attorneys can take away three principles from this man’s resourcefulness (which ended up getting…