Archive for July 2016

Seven things food bloggers should know about copyright, FTC rules, and ethics

Every creative professional worries that someone may use their work without permission (also known as “stealing,”) and there is plenty of reason to be confused about how copyright laws apply to food blogs. Here’s a quick guide on copyright and a couple of other key legal issues that every food blogger should know. Copyright: Generally,…

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Doug Levy mentioned in book about Yahoo

 Journalist Nicholas Carlson’s book, Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!, includes an account of an interaction between Doug Levy and Jerry Yang, which Carlson says happened in 2000. Here is an excerpt: “By late 2000, tensions were boiling over inside Yahoo. One day, Jerry Yang sat down for an interview with Doug Levy,…

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Photos: 11 great tools to find and use images without copyright infringement

Every blogger knows that images are essential both to better storytelling and attracting an audience, but not every blogger creates their own photographs. This article is intended to help you find and use good images without infringing on another person’s creative property (i.e., stealing.) Photographers are no different from bloggers, authors, software engineers or anyone…

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When Fear Becomes an Unintended Public Health Problem

Here is an analysis that I did for NPR about public health communications lessons from the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and what public health officials need to do differently with Zika or any new outbreaks. The way the public perceives scientific information has changed, and public health officials need to adapt to those changes.

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