Communicators in the news

Mitt Romney – Faith in America

All week, the media has been speculating about Governor Romney’s speech about his religion. Will it hurt him or harm him? Is this the right time for such a speech? Why does he need to give such a speech in the first place?

As someone who has lived in Massachusetts my whole life, I am quite familiar with Mitt Romney. I remember when he came close to taking Ted Kennedy’s senate seat away from him, his talk during the closing ceremony of the Utah Winter Olympics, and his campaign and four-year term as Governor.

Gender, race & religion: The odd media coverage of the 2008 Election

In a recent CIO Insight article, Elizabeth Edwards has an interesting quote about the lack of media coverage for her husband, 2004 Vice Presidential Nominee John Edwards. She states “We can’t make John black, we can’t make him a woman. Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars.”

Winnie Cooper on Math

Danica McKellar who played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years TV show has written a book called “Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail.” The title is catchy, but most importantly, I think the concept is great. It’s targeted at girls who are at one of the most awkward stages of their lives, and reinforces the message that being smart is better than being dumb.

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