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Maria Plant, British Columbia teacher afflicted with electromagnetic hypersensitivity, has gone on the media warpath after years of rebuffs from government and school officials, scant media attention. (22 reader comments)
Dex Torricke-Barton, speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg and other execs at Facebook, has left the social network and is slated to lead communications for Elon Musk's SpaceX, starting in May.
Tech Snapchat tries to remake image (LA Times)
Ads Gap removes image after argument divides social media (Telegraph)
Social How to find the best times to post on your social channels (S. Whitman)
Media What I learned from trying to innovate at the NY Times (J. Geraci)
Travel A new Rhode Island slogan encounters social media's wrath (NY Times)
Doug Spong, founder and former president of Midwest PR giant Spong, has joined Columbus, OH-based PR agency Fahlgren Mortine, where he will serve in an of-counsel role.
Photos of Hillary Clinton and aide Huma Abedin are being featured in the New York Post as a means of embarrassing Clinton since Abedin is married to “disgraced” former Congressman Anthony Weiner. (1 reader comment)
Havas PR North America, part of publicly-held Havas, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding as Creamer Dickson Basford by donating $400,000 of PR professional time to pro bono work in the year to March 1, 2017.
Strategy Taking risks and being fearless (M. Johnson)
Crisis How can trust help the Panama Papers' innocents? (N. Hobson)
Marketing The Wheaties Box and the why of celebrity endorsements (A. Beard)
Fallout Panama leaks leave nation scrambling to defend its reputation (Bloomberg)
Tech The 6 greatest blunders in early stage PR (C. Conner)
Scandal Vatican PR advisor testifies in criminal trial (ABC News)
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has elevated Jennifer Kuperman to head of international corporate communications.
Ten retired Long Island teachers are getting $250K+ in retirement pay and 100 get more than $157K. L.I. cops are well paid also, Newsday in 2014 listing total pay of $160,977 for Chief Edward Ecker of East Hampton down to total pay of $98,792 for officer Michael Selz, 49th on the list. (2 reader comments)
U.S. college students value freedom of speech, but many distrust the press and feel restrictions should be applied to certain forms of speech on campus, according to a March survey that gauged how U.S. college students interpret rights granted by the First Amendment.