The Byrne Blog

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.

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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