Dick and JacquelineNow that I’ve passed 100 days at Candor, it’s time to step back for a moment and reflect. After 40 years in broadcast journalism, including 25 years in public television, it’s an adjustment, but a good one.

I’ve heard plenty of comments about “going over to the dark side,” but I don’t see it that way. Today’s media consumers care more about information than who generated it or from which channel they receive it. Whether in public relations or traditional media, we are all in the information business now, and trusted content is more critical than the platform.

We take seriously the responsibility to deliver a high quality product and adhere to ethical standards while still serving our clients.

I could give you 100, but in the interest of concise writing, here are 10 things I have learned during my first 100 days in a public relations and business consulting firm:

I already knew the last one, but I see the power of words in a different context now, as an advocate. Here is a video Candor founder and principal Karen Wicker has used in client training to illustrate the power of words.

Let me know if you have questions, and keep watching for more of this journalist’s journey.