Media Logic

58 Logical Fallacies and Cognitive Biases

We should strive to be less stupid by studying logical fallacies and cognitive biases. This is helpful in PR, too, since we deal with human communication daily.

What is Public Relations?

Can there be a unifying definition of public relations? This is the story about the difficulties of finding that definition.

How To Fight Populism

Populism is brewing in many Western democracies. Is there a way to fight back? It may be too late—at least this time around.

The Kitty Genovese Murder and the Misreported Bystander Effect

The New York Times misreported the Kitty Genovese case. By allowing the public to search their online archive, we all get better journalism.

Conversion Theory — The Disproportionate Influence of Minorities

The conversion theory explains why minorities, despite smaller numbers, can defeat majorities simply by holding their opinions more strongly.