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One can see Morning Brew’s overall ambitions in one of its most interesting franchises, Emerging Tech Brew. It has published deep-dives on smart cities, digital health and “the web of the future,” and tutorial “guides” on AI, autonomous vehicles, drones, the cloud and virtual fitting rooms.
“We recommend avoiding general and often dehumanizing “the” labels such as the poor, the mentally ill, the French, the disabled, the college-educated. Instead, use wording such as ‘people with mental illnesses.’ And use these descriptions only when clearly relevant.”
Aisha Counts and Max Cherney have landed good new jobs roughly six weeks after being laid off from Protocol. Both coincidentally are covering big tech companies. Aisha now covers Twitter and Meta for Bloomberg, and Max now works for Silicon Valley Business Journal covering Apple, Meta and Google.
Important interview for comms folks everywhere. Says Eleanor: “The breakdown between PR professionals and reporters is a real issue, and it’s something that I’m watching. I know for a fact that a PR person lied to me in an interview yesterday and it led to a rather combative conversation when it didn’t need to be.”