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Speakers’ bureaus are a way to launder of disguise payment to academics for lobbying and policy advocacy (fees can exceed $100,000 or a half million dollars a year).
$400 million brand advertising might not be effective; US corps spend about $500 billion on marketing a year.
Nature and Science have a rejection rate of 98 %, standard journals reject at 70 %, whereas PLoS accepts 90 % of submissions. Libraries often have about 2 % of their collection in circulation. A journal can cost 20 thousand dollars a year.
Even top scientific journals get corrupted, as seen in “Microwave News pointed out that Science magazine got it wrong. The Viennese researcher were not alone rangers producing studies unlike everyone else. There were not just two studies showing DNA damage from radio frequency radiation, but eleven others”. ~ Disconnect by Devra Davis.
The U.S. government produces more classified information than unclassifed information.
78 % of consumers trust peer recommendation, by only 14 % trust advertisers!
Nikeplus show that cultural commons or collaborative communities drive profits (about 40% increase in sales) rather than traditional advertising, so Nike is now spending 55 % less on traditional advertising!
About quarter million a year is spent for a few investigative stories per year, so few stories tend to lead the news. Oftene the reporter only does a few stories a year if it is to be a top story.
It can be good to check sources at sourcewatch.org.
Unbalanced expressions, changes in style of communication, inconsistent communication can suggest stress or fear may indicate lying.
Fear, shock, confusion can make an honest person seem to be inconsistent, or a liar.
It is best to avoid angry or harmful communication and/or not interfere with other person's communications.
Miscommunication is common due to misperception often caused by environmental or different cultural conditions.
Communication should often be impersonal in business.
Communications can contain signal intelligence or hidden or multiple meanings.
Communications, especially in mass media, are often misinformed due to economic pressures.
Very shallow interpretations of information exist often in mass market media communications.
Some may think even the scores of games are under-witnessed and inaccurately reported mass market media communications.
The law about mass market media communications in media often only considers intentional malice, not possible delusional thinking, as a reason for redress or compensation.
It may be best to not believe most communications, including mass market media communications.
Few are trained to recognize lies (maybe 2%), especially when they are a standard practice of some professionals.
It is often very difficult to have a valuable lasting mass market media communication, such as a song, poem, video presentation, web site.
Often the public is bored with any familiar type of communication.
Extreme communications tend to get the most attention, including beauty, deformity, violence, sex any primitive or base instinct.
The slant can be by journalists can be silly. A young reporter can get a story that is too big for their abilities even with the help of a great producer. Public Relations is shown to be a difficult profession to have good ethics, but ultimately can impact major journalists or communications. SOME BELIEVE WE ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS WHAT WE COMMUNICATE! the communications industry has broad influence. The personal experiences of the communications professions can be used to advantage.
The cost of advertising or journalism doesn't mean it has high value, or reflect its value.