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“Pocket of Privacy” Approach - Sorry for my shit graphic, but it was the best I could do to show the non-sequential steps we’ve taken with Elounor in the last several weeks. It’s intentional, and I think they’re doing it for two reasons. 

The first is that it creates these little “pockets of privacy” between reveals that lend “credibility” to the narrative by making articles/anons/stalkers look more “in the know.” The press and stalkers knew Eleanor was in LA, but nobody else did, including her own update accounts, until today. We spent a week arguing she likely wasn’t, because no pictures/tweets/instagrams/snapchats of her were ever posted until today. The blind item and Sony pics explained the “reunion” article that came out this morning, hours before the Jamaica trip was “revealed” via Phoebe. It’s all a careful dance and relay of information meant to construe privacy and secrecy, when that’s not the case at all, because there’s multiple public layers going on to support the narrative at the same time.

The second reason is that I think it requires less participation in the “in between” times. So far. I think they’ll keep this up to make it appear more authentic than in previous times and to keep fans guessing about where/when the next step will be taken. 

Just remember that the order of things matters, and there’s a lot of layers at work here, some of them blatantly public (press articles, likes, follows) and some of them shrouded in fake secrecy and revealed at very intentional, opportunistic times (the Sony pics, the Jamaica trip, the Eleanor LA pics). It’s all still fake as fuck. Just a slightly more nuanced strategy than in previous attempts. 

This is for your information, not for you to post (unless you want to - up to you). You seem like a pretty intelligent, balanced person and I hate to see anyone being lied to.

I am a former journalist now working in press & public relations in London. I have a degree and an NCTJ diploma. I know lots of press people, some of whom are either staff or contributors to tabloids.

NYC is not telling the truth. PR companies are never utilised to discredit anyone - only to give their client’s side of the story. Any professional outfit behaving in the manner NYC suggests would have a dreadful reputation in the industry and no one would employ them. People with secrets don’t call PR companies…if they are going to call anyone they call the press direct. The press tend to keep the secrets they receive secret to stop other newspapers snatching a story from them. The scoop is everything so the idea that they are all swapping info is not true.

NYC is claiming that, as a favour to Prince Charles, 5 PR companies are actively trying to discredit Meghan Markle. There is truly no way that this would happen. PC has his own in house press relations crew who regularly brief the press both on and off the record and it is not even remotely in the interests of the BRF to have MM discredited. If they want her gone, then they’d rather it was quietly and without stress or angst. Making her look bad will only have the effect of angering her and her own PR company…and Prince Charles won’t want that.

NYC claims that she’s set up the blog to aid her in her “work” and that her bosses know. This would never, ever, ever, ever happen. If a PR company wanted something known, they’d brief the press not the public. And if they were going to do what NYC suggests, do you really think they’d be sitting by watching her swear and rant at people who doubt her? This is not how any professional behaves, you must know that, surely?

I can also tell you that she is 100% wrong in the information she’s sharing. I know for a FACT that Prince Harry did go to Toronto after the tour. The press know which plane he took there and back and have spoken, off the record, to others on the flight…including crew members. He was also in Toronto over Halloween although he wasn’t staying with Meghan when the story broke.

NYC also claimed that naked photos of MM have been sold to the press. This is not true. There may well be photos out there and some papers may have seen them, but they have not bought them. Buying photos like that requires input from their legal teams and assurances of the provenance of the pictures. It is a criminal offence in the UK for anyone to sell privately taken pictures with the intention of publishing them without the subject’s permission. It also violates the Human Rights Act - and Meghan could sue for millions if any major outlet printed pictures taken of her by a boyfriend in private.

Any news outlet actually going so far as to pay for the photos would have published them. Fact.

NYC says the wedding bikini shots sold for $120k. I literally laughed when I read that. Not even pictures of the Queen in a bikini would sell for that. Maybe $3k at the very, very most? There are already pictures of MM in a bikini so why would anyone pay such immense amounts for something that’s not that interesting?

The press currently have no actual information on whether MM & PH are together or not. No one, literally no one, on Harry’s side is talking. The only people who are are people close to Meghan. Given the lack of sightings some of them are beginning to poke and prod, but can’t get any information at the moment. So, really, your guess is as good as theirs at the moment. If any of them get wind of them breaking up, or a solid source telling them that, they’ll run the story. There’s no need for them not to.

Please, Belgian Eyes…don’t buy into NYC. I have no idea of that person’s motive other than a need for attention but they are not telling the truth. They really aren’t.

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anonymous asked:

I know Cillian's a serious chap, and that's great, but does he ever laugh? He seems to be a bit sparing with smiles, even. I get the sense that he's a fun-loving guy in his regular life, and views interacting with the press/public purely as work. Have I missed a time when he just couldn't help himself? It sounds odd, but I'm dying to see him completely lose it!

Videos to check out: The Galway Arts Festival wrap party - here and here

Audio where he can’t stop giggling: here and here

Photos: check some of the non-fan friend photos in  http://ohfuckyeahcillianmurphy.tumblr.com/tagged/candids

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Seventy people have become infected in a measles outbreak at California’s famed theme park, an outbreak that’s led California public health officials to urge those who haven’t been vaccinated against the disease to avoid Disney parks where the outbreak originated, the Associated Press reports.

While public health officials are working to ensure that the outbreak doesn’t spread, the AP notes (emphasis added), “people who have been infected range in age from 7 months to 70 years old … The vast majority were not vaccinated, and a quarter had to be hospitalized.”

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9 years of censorship. Canadian scientists can now speak about the government policy that restricted communications
Canadian scientists are now allowed to speak out about their work — and the government policy that had restricted communications.

Early one Thursday morning last November, Kristi Miller-Saunders was surprised to receive a visit from her manager. Miller-Saunders, a molecular geneticist at the Canadian fisheries agency, had her reasons to worry about attention from above. On numerous occasions over the previous four years, government officials had forbidden her from talking to the press or the public about her work on the genetics of salmon — part of a broad policy that muzzled government scientists in Canada for many years. At one point, a brawny ‘minder’ had actually accompanied her to a public hearing to make sure that she didn’t break the rules.

But the meeting last autumn was different. Miller-Saunders’ manager at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in Nanaimo walked in with a smile and gave her advance notice that the newly elected government would be opening up scientific communication: she and other federal researchers would finally be free to speak to the press. “It was like a weight was being lifted,” she says. Important findings on climate change, depletion of the ozone layer, toxicology and wildlife conservation that had been restricted for so long could now be openly discussed.

Canadian scientists celebrated the move far and wide. Shark researcher Steve Campana danced in his office at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, where he had relocated after leaving the DFO because of the communications constraints and other limitations.

Six months later, the government is loosening its grip on communications but the shift at some agencies has not been as swift and comprehensive as many had hoped. And with the newfound freedom to speak, the full impact of the former restrictions is finally becoming clear. Canadian scientists and government representatives are opening up about what it was like to work under the former policy and the kind of consequences it had. Some of the officials who imposed the rules are talking about how the restrictions affected the morale and careers of researchers. Their stories hint at how governments control communications in even more politically repressive countries such as China, and suggest what might happen in Canada if the political winds reverse.

“It was not a good time for journalists. It was not a good time for scientists. It was not a good time for morale in the federal community, and it was not a good time for Canadian citizens,” says Paul Dufour, a science-policy analyst at the University of Ottawa.

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anonymous asked:

I hope I can help give a bit more info on the Niall/Modest! Golf relationship. This tournament Modest! Golf is sponsoring is desperate for publicity. This isn’t a tournament at the professional level, the Challengers Tour is one step below the European Tour and the PGA tour. It is similar to the D-League for the NBA, the AHL for the NHL, AAA for the MLB. People playing in this tournament will not be professionals (no Justin Rose or Rory McIlroy), it is people trying to become professionals.(1)

It is a very small tournament that doesn’t get hardly any publicity outside the city where it is being held or the very small amount of people that follow European golfer’s development. Having Niall’s name attached will no doubt provide them with way more media coverage than without Niall. This is a very different type of event compared to the Charity tournament that Niall and Justin Rose are hosting. The Northern Ireland Open is on a much smaller scale and with essentially no name players. (2)

If Modest! Is trying to start this golf management business sponsoring a lower level tournament and using Niall’s name to gain publicity, which will then gain more sponsors and bigger amenities for the participants, is a smart business decision for them. I agree that it has no reflect on Niall staying with Modest! At all. It seems to be more of them continuing to use his name for much needed press and publicity. (3)

I would imagine something was worked out where they are allowed to use his image rights for X many of months. I hope this helps people have a little more understanding as to what/why using Niall’s name would be important for Modest! Golf. (End)


Thank you so much, Anon!!  That does help make things clearer and I very much appreciate the info.

Nine years of censorship

Early one Thursday morning last November, Kristi Miller-Saunders was surprised to receive a visit from her manager. Miller-Saunders, a molecular geneticist at the Canadian fisheries agency, had her reasons to worry about attention from above. On numerous occasions over the previous four years, government officials had forbidden her from talking to the press or the public about her work on the genetics of salmon — part of a broad policy that muzzled government scientists in Canada for many years. At one point, a brawny ‘minder’ had actually accompanied her to a public hearing to make sure that she didn’t break the rules.

But the meeting last autumn was different. Miller-Saunders’ manager at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in Nanaimo walked in with a smile and gave her advance notice that the newly elected government would be opening up scientific communication: she and other federal researchers would finally be free to speak to the press. “It was like a weight was being lifted,” she says. Important findings on climate change, depletion of the ozone layer, toxicology and wildlife conservation that had been restricted for so long could now be openly discussed.

Canadian scientists celebrated the move far and wide.

The crackdown on government scientists in Canada began in 2006, after Stephen Harper of the Conservative Party was elected prime minister. During the nine-year Harper administration, the government placed a priority on boosting the economy, in part by stimulating development and increasing the extraction of resources, such as petroleum from the oil sands in Alberta. To speed projects along, the administration eased environmental regulations. And when journalists sought out government scientists to ask about the impacts of such changes, or anything to do with environmental or climate science, they ran into roadblocks.

For decades before the Harper administration, reporters had been free to call up government researchers directly for interviews. But suddenly, all requests for interviews had to be sent to government communications offices, which then had to get approval from multiple tiers of bureaucrats higher up. “It was an incredible rigmarole to try and get the most innocuous bit of information to media or the public,” says Diane Lake, who was a communications officer with the DFO at the time.

anonymous asked:

Ok I absolutely don't understand your logic. Not trying to be rude, just genuinely don't understand your position and why you feel/think what you do.

let me lay it out as clearly as I can, because there’s been a lot of messaging and something may have gotten confused.

1. spring/early summer. NT and Simon (maybe, I don’t know if he was initially involved, but I won’t rule it out), agree to work on press for Louis to help raise his public profile. they try a bunch of different things to make him more well known. none of it works. finally they go to the one thing they know might work: a baby scandal (they can’t do a relationship because according to the timeline at this point, he and Harry will be coming out in the fall, and no female celebrity is going to agree to a stunt relationship with a CO so close on the horizon). they do everything they can to make it “coming out friendly.” that’s why he held hands with Tamara. that’s why we saw the Harry pregnancy manip everywhere. that’s why there was tons of Larry press. they were trying to make it less plausible not more plausible.

2. at some point (I’d say some point in late July/early August), Simon figures out that 1d is not signing an extension to his contract. He is furious.

3. Simon, who I believe has the power to do this because of the record contract, usurps the babygate narrative and won’t let it end. he drags it out, I think either hoping to ruin the CO timeline or to potentially force 1d themselves to reconsider their stance on resigning. they don’t reconsider.

4. Simon, who’s bargaining chip has just failed, reaches a point where he prolongs babygate to punish them the only way he can: making it impossible for Harry and Louis to come out when they’d intended. the timeline gets pushed back. he brings Briana to London. he forces Louis’ family to interact with her.

I don’t see this theory or timeline as particularly illogical. In fact, I typically try to pride myself on logic and on adjusting my theories to fit the facts as they’re revealed. nothing has been revealed thus far that has changed my opinion on this particular theory.

underrrthesecolors  asked:

What are some tips that you would give aspiring music photographers?

- Research and find a bunch of local bands in your area to contact to shoot some shows or some promos.

- Build up a portfolio of your favourite shots (don’t use facebook as a portfolio… there are a bazillion other places where you can create an online website/portfolio for free) also remember you are only ever as good as your worst photo. So be picky and only choose your best work.

- Make a professional looking shooter card/business card that you can give to bands or people to check out your work.

- Apply to your local stress press or online music publications and shoot the shows no one else wants to cover and build up a relationship with the publication. This definitely will help in the future when you want to apply for bigger shows…and its a great way in discovering new music and bands that could be future clients.

- Network, network, network. The local scenes are where it all starts, meet everyone you can, you never know who might be able to help you out in the future :)

- Always be on the look out for that next amazing band. This is an important point if you are eventually wanting to looking into tour photography. If you are on tour with a band, they are letting you into their family and you are literally living with that band the whole tour so this is why most tour photographers have been friends or close with the band for several years before heading out on tour (not always the case, but often is). As they don’t want to have some random up in their personal space all the time.

For example I met the Tonight Alive crew back in mid 2011 (I think) I Remember meeting Jen for the first time at one of their shows in Adelaide… they literally played to about 40 people and she was like dude you need to come to a Sydney show. I yolo’d and booked flights to see them in Sydney a few nights later. I lost track of the amount of shows I went to after that and knew these guys were going to do something special! They were such a hardworking band who knew this is what they wanted to do with their lives! I only started shooting shows from early 2012, and reached out to TA and asked if I could shoot a few shows for their upcoming tour at the time and they were like “dude of course” … one thing lead to another and I’ve been lucky enough to see them grow into an amazing band and kick the worlds butt. Early in 2013 I was lucky enough to have them invite me out on Warped Tour as their official photographer.

haha so the point of this story is that, If i hadn’t put in the effort at the start of their career I probably wouldn’t have been able to get myself in the situation I am in now.

The age old saying of ‘it’s who you know, not what you know’ still rings very true to some degree. If you can take amazing photos, that’s all well and good, but if you don’t network and make the effort to get your name out there… you are only ever going to get so far.

Music photography is super competitive, so you have to go out there and make it happen, not sit around and wait for it to happen.

Starting as a music photographer and starting as a band is honestly very similar. You have to work your ass off and get your name out there, you have to invest what little money that you have into making your dream become a reality. Its hard work, but the rewards can be great.

Wow… that ended up as a bit of a rant. I’m sure it’s riddled with spelling mistakes and probably makes zero sense haha but hopefully it helps a bit.