End of the American Century

End of the American Century

American Influence. Declining. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 October 2017 End of the American Century I was thinking about a book, written by a friend of mine entitled The End of the American Century. The author is Steve Schlossstein (yes indeed 3 Ss),...
Time rebranding is fools gold with name change

Time rebranding is fools gold with name change

Time rebranding Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 July 2017 Time rebranding is fools gold with name change News reports say there’s a Time rebranding effort afoot. And I think it’s fool’s gold to think that will make the company (and its magazines) more...
Put the CNN retraction in context, please

Put the CNN retraction in context, please

CNN retraction Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 June 2017 Put the CNN retraction in context, please Dammit. I can see where this CNN retraction of a story concerning a Donald Trump confidant leads. Now, all those who believe mainstream news sources are...
The New York Times runs ad, takes on lies

The New York Times runs ad, takes on lies

The New York Times runs ad, takes on lies Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 February 2017 The New York Times effort is a direct reaction to Trump Other than Envelope-gate, the Oscars unveiled something truly extraordinary last night. The New York Times ran...
Facebook lies. Lies, lies and more lies.

Facebook lies. Lies, lies and more lies.

Lies on Facebook Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 February 2017 Facebook lies. Lies, lies and more lies.  All too often Facebook lies. I’m not talking about the Facebook company. I’m speaking of the content. If you read my blog at all then you...
Online news has become un-newsworthy

Online news has become un-newsworthy

Online news has become un-newsworthy Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 February 2017 Ultimately, though, it’s because of us, the readers Is there anything taking more of a branding hit than the media? I think not, thanks to the lunacy of alternative...
Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding

Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding

Fake News and Alternative Facts Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 February 2017 Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding Alternative Facts and fake news are the new headlines. (Read a blog I wrote on fake news here.) The White House has created a new genre...
Fake News. Survivalists. No thank you.

Fake News. Survivalists. No thank you.

Fake News and Survivalists. I’m Scared. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 January 2017 Fake News and The End of Everything Survivalists have always seemed on the outside looking in to me. Fake news and alternative facts never seemed really dangerous...
The US brand. What is the United States of America?

The US brand. What is the United States of America?

The US brand. What is the United States of America? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 The US brand. What is the United States of America?  The US brand is under siege. Is anyone else worried about the future of the US? I don’t mean in terms of...
Politically ignorant generation of sheep

Politically ignorant generation of sheep

Politically ignorant generation of sheep Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 July 2016 The news industry is not doing us any favors The word ignorant gets its root from the word ignore. Someone who is ignorant is someone who ignores. Because we ignore, we are...
Gannett wants to buy Tribune

Gannett wants to buy Tribune

The news that Gannett, owners of USA Today, is offering to buy Tribune Publishing should not come off as a surprise. Tribune, which owns the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune among other assets, had been clinging to life in the new digital world. You don’t...
Are Newspapers Dying? Can they be saved?

Are Newspapers Dying? Can they be saved?

Rescuing Newspapers from Death Newspapers dying and the Power of Brand Everywhere I look I see newspapers dying Of all the changes that modern technology has ushered in, nothing is more distressing than newspapers dying. Across the globe, newsrooms are clipping the...