Communicator of the Month

The small gesture that elevated a team and its star

July 15, 2015
This month, the U.S. women’s soccer team made history by being the first team to win three Women’s World Cups. But that might not be the most memorable thing about the day. In fact, we give that honor to Carli Lloyd, who showed what true teamwork is all about.

The unexpected cost of an innocent ‘joke’

June 18, 2015
ESPN’S Stephen A. Smith is no stranger to controversy. He seems to have a permanent case of foot-in-mouth disease. Last year he came under fire for implying that women somehow provoke domestic abuse, and this month, he is at it again. His comments are enough to earn him the title of Worst Communicator of the Month.

A lesson from Tiger Woods in showing vulnerability

May 21, 2015
Tiger Woods’ reputation has taken many hits through the years. However, the golf icon has done his part to earn Best Communicator of the Month.

Another viral rant for the prima donna file

April 19, 2015
Britt McHenry, a D.C.-based ESPN sports reporter, receives the dishonor of being this month’s Worst Communicator.

When cookies speak louder than words

March 19, 2015
Stuart Reges, a principal lecturer at the University of Washington, has a rather unique (if exhausting) way to acknowledge his students’ hard work.

First a lie, then a botched apology

February 27, 2015
Recently, scandal rocked the world of Brian Williams, a high-profile news anchor. He was caught in a lie and botched an apology. Is this a big deal? It depends on who you ask.

Quoth the Raven: I am sore

January 23, 2015

When the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens faced each other in the AFC Championship game, the result was arguably one of the best NFL playoff games ever. Yet the following week, the media focused on dubious post-game statements made by coach John Harbaugh.