Episode 7: Covering the State of the State with Zach and Dave

Episode 7:  Covering the State of the State with Zach and Dave

Ladies and Gentlemen… the state of our state is… oh, who cares.

What is important is that Zach Gorchow from Gongwer News Service back on the podcast, and he is being joined by Dave Eggert of the Associated Press.

The Governor’s State of the State speech is coming up and on today’s episode we are going to talk with Zach and Dave about how they cover the political pageantry that is this annual event.

Episode 6: Reinventing Your Brand... the Right Way

A new year is always a time when people take a look at themselves, evaluate and look for ways to do things a little differently.  Maybe a new look.  A new approach.  We call them resolutions of course.

For a business or organization, it’s called rebranding.  It’s obviously a much more complicated and important process than your typical resolution because unlike a resolution, your brand actually needs to last.

Episode 5: 3 Presidents, Detroit, Twitter and Advice

Episode 5: 3 Presidents, Detroit, Twitter and Advice

A little more than a year ago, Ron Fournier returned home to Michigan after covering three US Presidents for the Associated Press in Washington DC.  He joined Crain’s Detroit Business and today is the publication’s publisher and editor.

What was the single more important day he spent covering the White House?  How has he found the transition from journalism to the business of journalism?  Is social media leading journalists to show too much of themselves?

We ask Ron these questions and more. 

Episode 2: The Story of "Pure Michigan"

The “Pure Michigan” campaign is more than a decade old. How did it start?  How is it doing?  Where is it headed?

Today, on the Cold Oatmeal podcast, we talk with Lindsay VanHulle of Crain’s Detroit Business and Bridge Magazine about her reporting on the coming of age of Michigan’s popular tourism campaign.

Then, we say so long and good luck to a great colleague.