Beth Underwood: First step to recovery is admitting the problem, but let me check my phone first…

People say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, so here goes. “Hello. My name is Beth and I may be a social media junkie.” The moment of truth came last Sunday morning. I was innocently journaling with a nice cup of coffee and minding my own business, thank you very much. On this particular day, things seemed to be off to a fairly good start. Weekend mornings are like that,...

Bevin launches new Instagram account to further expand his presence on social media

Gov. Matt Bevin has expanded his social media presence by launching an Instagram account on Wednesday. “Gov. Bevin will share content with Kentuckians that provides a unique, fresh outlook on his vision for the Commonwealth,” said Communications Director Amanda Stamper. “Followers are going to see a different side of the governor, and this office, as we experiment with the storytelling method...

KyCIR: Kentucky ACLU sues Bevin over blocking select followers on social media accounts

By Ryland Barton Kentucky Public Radio The ACLU of Kentucky is suing Gov. Matt Bevin for blocking people on Facebook and Twitter, saying the governor is violating the free speech rights of his constituents. The challenge was filed on behalf of two Kentucky residents who say they have been “permanently blocked from engaging in political speech” on the governor’s official social media pages. “I...

Bevin’s Facebook video deriding state’s media representatives garners over 1 million views

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today FRANKFORT – A video of Gov. Matt Bevin berating Kentucky’s news media for what he described as “fake news” has gotten more than 1 million views. Bevin has made social media his primary outreach since becoming governor, often bypassing traditional media to speak directly to Kentuckians. “Don’t get outraged when I go around you and talk directly to people, because,...

Commentary: Good journalism recognizes there are some things the public doesn’t have a right to know

By Richard Nelson Special to KyForward In the time of the year when elections come to an end and average citizens suddenly grow tired of the bickering and vulgarization of discourse, a new idea comes along that undermines partisan provocateurs bent on belittling and maligning their opposition. The idea is that civilization flourishes when public discourse is accompanied by respect and charity — both...

Coach Colene: Are you a light? What I’m learning from social media

I have a confession to make. I’ve tried to let it go, but I feel like it’s time to speak my truth! I’m (just a little) annoyed with social media these days. I’ve always had a love/loathe relationship with it, but I’ve reached a tipping point. There’s so much negativity. Everyone hates Trump. Everyone hates Clinton. It’s too hot. It’s not hot enough. It’s too rainy. There’s not...

Keven Moore on Insurance: Despite limits, social media key to emergency management

  If you talk to any military general schooled in the art of warfare, they will tell you that to win a war, you must control the communication of your troops and disrupt then eliminate your enemy’s ability to communicate. Communication is the key to survival in military conflict, as well as in many other endeavors, including marketing, commerce and public relations.   In the last few...

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