In corporate reputation, crisis communications, insights, morning embers, social media

1) Libya’s PR firm fails to file disclosure forms (The Wall Street Journal) — The public relations firm Brown Lloyd James acknowledged this week that it failed to file federal disclosure forms relating to its representation of the governments of Libya and Syria.

2) Under fire, Gibson Guitar uses social media to fight feds (Nashville Business Journal) — The legendary guitar maker is in crisis response mode after its facilities were raided by federal agents.  Gibson is taking its case to the masses with an aggressive social media campaign, including its own Twitter hash tag: #ThisWillNotStand.

3) How not to fire an employee (The Wall Street Journal) — Executive recruiters say Yahoo’s dumping of CEO Carol Bartz this week is a textbook example of how not to fire an employee.

4) Imagining the future of journalism ( — Veteran Maryland journalist Len Lazarick explores what history would look like if victims of the 9/11 terror attacks had been able to send video from their cell phones to YouTube, post on Facebook, or tweet to their loved ones as the towers came down.