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Tag Archives: government
How do you communicate science to a general audience? That was the subject of a recent presentation I gave to the Federal Communicators Network. Based upon my experience as a science communicator for NOAA and The Nature Conservancy, I suggest … Continue reading
Steve Jobs and government bureaucrats – what could they have in common? A lot, as I write in Steve Jobs for Govies, recently published on GovLoop.
My novel Don’t Mess Up My Block has its first Amazon review! And it’s a good one: As someone who spent many years dealing with consultants, federal contractors, and federal employees …. this book rings all too true. The people, … Continue reading
The more interesting the work, the less it pays – that’s the rule I uncovered in 2012. It’s the reason why technical writers are paid well (you want to write a help guide for Sharepoint?) while film reviewers are paid … Continue reading
Is Greenland melting? Has the ice cap suddenly disappeared from this frosty island? That’s the conclusion I drew after skimming DCist this morning, which had the headline: Nearly All of Greenland Melted in Span of Four Days, NASA Finds And … Continue reading
The biggest challenge in being a Web Content Manager is not learning HTML or dealing with the complexities of social media. It is a more prosaic one – how do you get people to write content for your web site? … Continue reading
Can you imagine what the Internet would be like if you had to register with the government? If you had to use your real name every time you left a comment on a web site? And if companies and government … Continue reading
I’m quoted in this AOL Government article on citizen participation. The story makes the point that you can have a much bigger impact in your community than at the federal level. I’ve seen that in DC (the city, not the … Continue reading