In this blog I'm going to share with you my thoughts on 'no comment'.
I began my career as a broadcast journalist and often I heard that phrase 'no comment' from press and media relations pros who were working in government and public sector.
I always felt that obviously I didn't get my response, but I always felt that there should always be a comment to make because you're operating in the public interest.
Fast forward 20 years, and we're now living in the age of social media which is mainstream media.
And I can tell you that no comment is certainly not going to wash today.
But there are still some agencies who are continuing to use it.
So let me take a few steps back and maybe think about from the public perspective what no comment means.
No comment might mean that you don't want to talk about …