Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review for @steveoncrisis

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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AirAsia turns to social media to communicate about plane crash

A plane crash is not automatically a crisis, says EMA’s Peter Kapcio, but can turn into one if it’s not handled properly. “A plane crash is not a reputational crisis in and of itself,” he says. “It’s a disaster or … Continue reading

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NYC Mayor de Blasio and NYPD lock horns in crisis after murder of two cops

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ran as an unabashed liberal, in a city steered to the right during the administrations of Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg. While he praised the need for police and acknowledged how difficult their … Continue reading

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Sony torched by nation state hacking, a mess of all messes

It makes you long for the clearly defined lines of the Cold War, when Hollywood could mock the evil Soviet Union and its leaders because, well, they were evil and they couldn’t do anything about it. Now Sony, which made … Continue reading

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Cosby crisis so deep and convincing there’s no way out

Comedian Bill Cosby has as much chance restoring his reputation as a slab of Jello does surviving a clutch of famished five-year-olds. He’s toast. As he should be. The only question is when will a district attorney find the guts and gumption … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone apology over UVA rape article not enough

Rolling Stone published a story recounting a woman’s allegations of gang rape at a fraternity at the University of Virginia. There is no doubt that sexual assaults and rape are a hideous problem at every college campus. These are serious, … Continue reading

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