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Originally published on the NIH Science, Health, and Public Trust website By Tara Garwood Social Media Strategist, NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) A very smart man I know once said to me, “When there’s an underclass, there is always language holding them down.” We can see examples of stigma’s effects everywhere—in racist, sexist, and … Continue reading Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Tips for Communicating without Stigma
Take your agency’s social media to the next level by learning best practices and tips for success. Please join the Partnership for Public Service and the Federal Communicators Network on Tuesday, May 21 for a conversation about how to effectively inform and engage your audience with social media. Exchange ideas and hear from social media … Continue reading Join Us for the next FCN Event: Engaging Your Audience with Social Media
By Jamie Stark During a recent editing webinar I attended, the instructor shared this statistic: 8 in 10 people will read your headline, but only 2 will continue past the headline and read your story. Wait, what? As I think more about what this means, I realize just how tough a job we have as … Continue reading Looking Beyond the Words to Deliver News Our Readers Can Use