Portrait of Brian Tierney

Brian Tierney

Brian Tierney is the CEO of Brian Communications, a full-service strategic communications agency based in Philadelphia. He previously served as the publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and currently chairs the Foundation of the Poynter Institute.

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Advertising Blacklists Are Bad for Journalism—and Democracy


Creating an advertising blacklist tries to provide impossibly black-and-white brand protections in an increasingly complex and nuanced news environment.