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John Byrne Communicating About Communications

How hard is my blog writing to understand? Turns out, not very. I’m just barely smarter than a 5th grader.

The empty backpack

For better or worse, our language and our use of it continues to evolve at an astounding rate. I find myself feeling inexplicably sanguine about the whole thing.

Is this another sign of the coming apocalypse?  Hands, please.  How many people knew that the New York Times was publishing a haiku blog on Tumblr, and that the snippets of Japanese-style poetry are generated by a robot? Yep, that’s what I thought.  Me neither.  But more terrifying is that it’s been doing this for more …

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Nobody’s perfect, right? Tell that to the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University.  This past weekend, the hallowed home to some of the world’s best media minds — and my alma mater — handed out some diplomas with a typo in the school’s name! It was a big boo-boo. A huge …

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One thing of value I find in blogs I follow are quick hits and/or recurring features.  So, in a blog about communications, what better regular feature than sharing new words that I’ve come across — new to me, that is.  Here are three: Hipsterical.  Found this while perusing the comments in an interview with a …

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