COVID-19 Linked to Alien DNA

Fake News, Media Bias, and How to Protect Yourself Be honest; you wouldn’t have clicked on this if the headline said it was a blog post on media literacy. I offer the following as a communications professional with more than two decades of experience in media and public relations. Please try this at home.  TheContinue reading “COVID-19 Linked to Alien DNA”

Notes from the Void, Part 2

Run the Mile You’re In I had to go for a run today.  In my previous post, I referred to the void that is left when a person loses a job. Then, the job search process becomes the void. It is the dark, echoless expanse into which we send job applications and emails to HRContinue reading “Notes from the Void, Part 2”

A Game of Catch—A Father’s Day Reflection

The week before Father’s Day, my 18-year-old son Nick and I went on a hike on a wooded trail in St. Charles County out to the Missouri River bluffs. Nick was diagnosed with autism when he started kindergarten after a four-year period during which it became increasingly clear he was not developing appropriately—delayed acquisition ofContinue reading “A Game of Catch—A Father’s Day Reflection”

In Good Times and In Bad

As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, there has been no shortage of negative storylines for businesses, schools, public figures, and other organizations. This has me thinking of principles of crisis communications in general. Every organization or public figure can count on having to address a crisis communications situation at some point–that is a circumstance thatContinue reading “In Good Times and In Bad”

The Write Guy’s Blog

I’m Chris Duggan, and I’ve made my living as a professional communicator my entire adult life, including journalism, public relations, writing, editing, and marketing. I have run a newsroom, managed teams of marketing and communications personnel, and worked on my own as well. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember.Continue reading “The Write Guy’s Blog”