Communicators as Connectors

by David A. Kosub, Ph.D One of the greatest scenes from one of the greatest movies in cinematic history depicts Tom Smykowski vociferously defending his role connecting the software engineers with the customers. In that scene, Smykowski finds himself justifying his job to “The Bobs”, who are ostensibly tasked with identifying redundancies, office space inefficiencies, and … Continue reading Communicators as Connectors

Federal Communicators Network Listserv Rules of Behavior Notice

The Federal Communicators Network (FCN) is a professional, federal communications organization that shares best practices, fosters professional development, and networking in the communications field. FCN engages and informs the membership via the FCN Listserv. Consequently, the use of the listserv requires members to follow the listserv etiquette rules to make sure that our readers obtain … Continue reading Federal Communicators Network Listserv Rules of Behavior Notice

Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Tips for Communicating without Stigma

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