Posts Tagged 'Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'

Holiday PR in full swing

Brian Brown, ReporterThis week, I wrote a story about the things retailers are doing to get ready for Black Friday, and I was a bit surprised by how tough it was. Continue reading ‘Holiday PR in full swing’

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Waiting on Wal-Mart

Brian Brown, ReporterMark your calendars for Feb. 11. This is the day a public hearing will be held on Bentonville, Ark-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s plans to bring a fifth Neighborhood Market to town. Continue reading ‘Waiting on Wal-Mart’

Maybe there really is no such thing as a dumb question

Maria Hoover, SBJ Features EditorSometimes, I worry that my job has made me too suspicious of the world around me. As a journalist and an editor, not only do I find facts for reporting the news, but I also question the facts and scrutinize them carefully to make sure that they’re correct – and that they make sense in the bigger-picture scheme of a story. It’s difficult to accept many things at face value, because I want to know the who, what, where, when, why and how.  My newsroom colleagues and I have been accused at times of questioning everything – and that’s OK, because we do.

At other times, I’m also thankful for my questioning nature, because it comes in handy in terms of not being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people who, unfortunately, are a fact of life. Continue reading ‘Maybe there really is no such thing as a dumb question’


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