journalism Tag



"The Post" Movie Poster
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Journalism Junkie… How could I resist an invitation to see The Post?Read More
Boycott L.A. Weekly
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Misses Alternative Newspapers… I used to read the L.A. Weekly (the alternative newspaper of Los Angeles) when it was the size of deep dish pizza — and almost as delicious, filled with no-holds-barred political screeds and small-theatre reviews and creative writers who wouldn’t get a shot in any other L.A. publication. Big plus: it was free. The Weekly came out every Thursday, and my friends and I would rush out and grab a copy before they were all snappedRead More
T Rex
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Diehard Newspaper Lover; photo by David Monniaux via Wikimedia Commons… Many marketers and media pros are buzzing about “influencer marketing”: hiring celebs of various stripes to spread the word in a social-media-driven marketplace. That’s why YouTube stars have agents and Pinterest mavens have endorsement deals. But what if you want to reach influential Americans who are NOT active online? (Yes, there are influential people who don’t give a tweet.) What if your target market looks like this… they have moreRead More
Frisbee on the beach
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Old-Fashioned Newspaper Lover; photo by AlejandroLinaresGarcia via Wikimedia Commons… The other day I’m killing time on Twitter – which I call “Fritter” because of how well it serves that purpose – when a trending topic caught me eye. I usually ignore Twitter trends, which consist primarily of vapid paeans to Justin Bieber, false celebrity death announcements, and such pressing topics as #YouNeedToBreakUpIf. Yes, those really are trends on the world’s most overrated social network. What, you were expecting news aboutRead More
Harvard Business Review
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Business Lit Connoisseur… Note: The following is meant to be satirical. The author has no affiliation with the Harvard Business Review or any idea what its editors could possibly be thinking. For nearly a century, the Harvard Business Review has been the authoritative voice of critical business thinkers, featuring such legendary thought leaders as Peter Drucker, Theordore Levitt and Michael Porter, and popularizing such paradigm-shattering concepts as the glass ceiling, marketing myopia, and the balanced scorecard. Well, enough of that…Read More
the end of journalism?
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Diehard Newspaper Reader; photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash… It’s tough watching an old friend slowly die. Even tougher knowing that you’re helping to knock him off. Before you go calling 911, the old friend I’m referring to is my daily newspaper. For decades, I’ve started every day with my sports and business pages while downing pure Colombian full-caf. Whenever I miss my morning coffee-n-paper jumpstart combo, I find myself fluttering through the rest of the day like a fat pigeonRead More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder & Fusion Director, Atomic Tango LLC Somebody my size with my athletic ability doesn’t play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Picture an over-caffeinated chicken on a greased trampoline. It’s just not in my genetic cards. So I did the next best thing: I wrote a bad-ass essay about the team. Actually a few essays…Read More
Jumping The Shark
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Part-Time Shark Jumper… Although Americans don’t manufacture much anymore, we still excel at making media, including entertainment and news. We give good hype, and the Internet brings it to the rest of the world 24/7. One problem: all this unfiltered Yankee content poses a linguistic challenge for people in other countries, even those fluent in English. That’s because Americans also excel at screwing with the language — and I’m not just talking about Miss South Carolina (warning: excruciating cringe-inducing video ahead)…Read More
Fox News
by Freddy Tran Nager + No Fan Of Faux News; photo by Pollywog Creek via Wikimedia Commons… I don’t usually go to FoxNews.com, but today — October 24, 2008 — I wanted to see what they had to say about the mugging hoax by a McCain volunteer. Instead, I found the following top national headlines: Hmmm, isn’t there like an economic crash, two wars, and — what do you call it? — oh, yeah, a Presidential election going on? Meanwhile, the top two stories over at NationalEnquirer.com are about CindyRead More