The differences between journalism and public relations have been written about ad nauseam. Yet, it seems the differences between these two fields may be in need of a refresh.
I recently published an article on crowdfunding. The piece was an all-encompassing report, looking at venture capital, crowdfunding, bootstrapping and angel investments – and where each fits in the entrepreneurial landscape.
I quoted eight people in the report. Seven thought the article did its job:
A blue whale, measuring about 20-meters, surprised Eilat beach-goers and marine biologists when it swam along the Red Sea coast this week. Within moments of espying the unexpected massive visitor, onlookers took to social media to share their videos and photos. This video by Hoopoe Digital Photography is the best I've seen. Enjoy: #Israel
“There’s a war,” my son’s teacher says, pointing to the sky as we hear Israel Air Force jets overhead. We’re meeting outside in the shade, at a picnic table in the school’s courtyard for our parent-teacher interview. It becomes a weird scenario as we are here to talk about my second-grader’s progress but we both know that while we’re safe and able to sit outside at a Tel Aviv school, elsewhere in Israel not all is quiet. A barrage of mortar shells hit Israel’s southern commun
Very excited to be taking part in a panel titled "Interpreting Israel: Finding the stories that matter and retelling them for a wider audience.” The panel is part of a Gettysburg College year-long academic course known as Inside the Middle East. The Gettysburg students are in town on a 10-day tour to understand the contemporary Middle East. Read more about their program, here. As I wrote in my last post, it is one thing for people to read an article or hear a report on the ra
I have created something I like to call, ‘oral journalism.’ It is a mashup of speaking and journalism. It is one thing for people to read an article or hear a report on the radio. It is a completely different experience to hear the bigger picture, understand the context, and have a meaningful discussion. I love sharing my knowledge with others. I equally love learning about new topics. So far, I have been very fortunate to give talks and meet with groups in Israel, Canada and
UFC, FIFA, Need for Speed... top game company Electronic Arts has bought its way into the Israeli tech scene. EA acquired the cloud gaming technology assets and personnel of a wholly owned subsidiary of GameFly. And, EA will use GameFly's offices as its new Research and Development center in Israel. “Cloud gaming is an exciting frontier that will help us to give even more players the ability to experience games on any device from anywhere,” Ken Moss, Chief Technology Officer
Eight facts about the holiday of Shavuot: 1. Shavuot, which means “Festival of Weeks,” is just one name for the holiday. It also goes by Harvest Festival (Chag HaKatzir), Day of the First Fruits (Yom Habikurim), The Stoppage/Restrain (Atzeret – a reference the sages use to highlight the prohibition against work on this day), and Time of the Giving of the Torah (Z’man Matan Torah). 2. Shavuot commemorates the day when the Israelites received the Torah during their desert wande
I'm excited to give a Post Kiddush Talk about Israeli Creativity & Innovation at the First Narayever Congregation on May 19. My talks always include stories about why a tiny country, easy to miss on the map, is making enormous strides in innovation and creativity every single day. Real-time navigation, cars that can see, 3D sensors for breast cancer, glasses that help the blind see... this is a talk about these and other Israeli solutions now changing lives around the world.
Today is International Hummus Day! To celebrate, you’re meant to eat hummus for breakfast, lunch or dinner – or, all three. In Israel, most people won’t even know that their trip today to the local hummisya (hummus joint) is anything out of the ordinary. After all, Israelis love this smooth and creamy spread and eat it all the time. Israelis fork over at least $210 million on hummus every year. A new report on the local chickpea spread sector only calculated hummus dollars ac
Food and agriculture were the focus in Israel’s tech ecosystem this week, as representatives from the world’s governments, manufacturers, farmers, academic institutes, investors and entrepreneurs gathered in Tel Aviv to get a taste of the latest innovation in these industries, and the research and development that connects them. “Israel being a ‘startup nation’ is not just a cliché,” says Yoni Glickman, President of Frutarom Natural Solutions. “Startups have become the growth