There are some common misconceptions people have about doing media interviews. Here are answers to four questions I often get.
We see them speaking in public and answering questions from the media all the time. Here's my report card rating the media skills of our political leaders.
It makes about as much sense to blame a lack of readers for the financial problems of Canada's daily newspapers, as it does to blame journalists. They're both facing a far bigger enemy.
The Brett Kavanaugh saga was another great example of biased political coverage in the US and the question now is, will we be seeing the same in Canada?
It hasn't been reported by the news media, but Kelly Pocha has again left the car dealership she worked at, following a racist rant caught on video last spring.
It will be legal to use marijuana for recreational purposes in Canada in less than a month and the PR problems associated with the change are just around the corner too.
Cutbacks in the number of reporters and media outlets are presenting a challenge to local politicians who rely on the news media to get their message out.
What's billed as "The Final Canadian Derby" takes place this Saturday in Edmonton and maybe that's not such a bad thing after all.
A large US study has concluded people have greater trust in news coming from local papers, radio and TV stations, again showing the importance of local news.
There are many misconceptions about what happens during media training and one of the biggest is, people are told how to lie better.
The Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton opened to traffic close to a year ago, but thanks to politically sensitive politicians, there's still been no official opening.
Whether you're a person who wants to bulk up your personal branding, or an association or company that wants to grow its following, here's a roadmap to follow.
Mike's News was an Edmonton landmark for years and I may be the only person alive who was a customer, a supplier who worked there and a witness at City Council the day it was forced to move.
I've added a section to my media training workshops, how to do media interviews over Skype. Read this before you end up like Professor Robert Kelly.
Say what you want about massive budget cuts that have taken the teeth out of the Canadian media, we still get some terrific reporting on stories that matter.
News reporters get criticized for twisting statements, or looking for "bad news." The reality is, they only want three things from an interview.