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The Flack™ highlights changes and trends in the news, examples of communications practices, and content we at BYRNE PR thought you might find useful.

The word flack was first used as a noun meaning “publicity agent” during the late 1930s. According to one rumor, the word was coined in tribute to a well-known movie publicist of the time, Gene Flack.

flack

noun

: one who provides publicity

flack

verb

: to act as a press agent or promoter for something

The Flack
June 14, 2024

The Flack™ for Friday, June 14, 2024

The Rise And Fall Of BNN Breaking, An AI-Generated News Outlet; Why America’s Corporations Are Leaning On Freelancers Now More Than Ever Before; That Much-Despised Apple Ad Could Be More Disturbing Than It Looks; Don’t You Dare Call Me Without Texting First; How Americans Navigate Politics on TikTok, X, Facebook and Instagram

The Flack™ for Friday, May 31, 2024

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Pope Francis Apologizes For Using A Homophobic Slur During A Meeting With Bishops; Who'd Want To GIve A Commencement Speech Anymore?; Who Has Time To Watch A 4-Hour YouTube Video? Millions Of Us, It Turns Out; 3 Strategies For Building A Business Ready For Any Crisis; Costco Bucks Trend: Surge In Foot Traffic Despite Tough Economy; How Ace Hardware, America’s Neighborhood Hardware Store For 100 Years, Is Beating Its Big-Box…
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The Flack™ for Friday, May 17, 2024

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How MSNBC’s Leftward Tilt Delivers Ratings, And Complications; The Collapse Of The News Industry Is Taking Its Soul Down With It; The Smartest People In The Room Are All Listening To The Same Podcast; Why Writing By Hand Beats Typing For Thinking And Learning; Columbia’s Student Journalists Produced New York Magazine’s Cover Story. Here’s How They Did It; What’s On TV? For Many Americans, It’s Now YouTube
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The Flack™ for Friday, April 19, 2024

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NPR Suspends Editor Who Claimed Left-Wing Bias at Outlet Had ‘Lost America’s Trust’; Dana White, Donald Trump and the Rise of Cage-Match Politics; Google Blocking Links to California News Outlets From Search Results; Hot Market for Pencils Help Kids Turn Lead Into Gold; There Are Plenty of Power Publicists. But Only One Works for Taylor Swift.; Shake Shack Shades Rival Chick-fil-A With Sunday-Only Free Chicken Sandwich Offer
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