Hoggan & Associates

Hoggan In The News

 
 
 
 

Videos

 
 
 

MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show, March 31, 2010. Jim Hoggan has exposed the energy industry lobbyists book in his Climate Cover Up: the crusade to deny global warming.

“The advocacy trap and its dangers” - James Hoggan's Book Launch - SFU Centre for Dialogue, May, 25 2016

Vancouver-based PR director Jim Hoggan thinks strong disagreement can co-exist with civility. In today's media culture, modes of communication have become more swords than words.

“Skilled PR professionals are purposely silencing groups” - James Hoggan's Book Launch - SFU Centre for Dialogue, May, 25 2016

James Hoggan shares steps we can take to clean up public discourse - Book Launch, I'm Right and You're an Idiot. SFU Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, BC, May 25, 2016

“To solve collective issues we must work with people we don't like” -James Hoggan's Book Launch - SFU Centre for Dialogue, May, 25 2016

 
 

"Speak the Truth but Not to Punish": Thich Nhat Hanh - James Hoggan's Book Launch - SFU Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, BC, May, 25 2016

“The most powerful stories of change are co-created” - James Hoggan Book Launch, I'm Right and You're an Idiot. SFU Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, BC, May 25, 2016

Jim Hoggan discusses his book I'm Right and You're an Idiot - The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up. Today, we are 'sick of politics', weary of personal attacks taking the place of real debate, and numb to the lies of those in power because 'everyone's doing it'.
 
 

Press

 
 

TIMES COLONIST - "School curriculum should include ‘current thinking’", June 2018

Were I a writer of curriculum resources, I’d add a unit on “current thinking” that would include a consideration of James Hoggan’s 2016 book I’m Right and You’re an Idiot, in which Hoggan and others examine and lament the sorry state of what passes for today’s public discourse.  read more →


VANCOUVER SUN -"When 'harmony' is not good enough”, January 9, 2018

The Vancouver author of I’m Right and You’re an Idiot is expanding his thinking on how to interact with opponents.  read more →


THE STAR - "Reconciliation: Creating space for a beginning", October 2017

“What does reconciliation mean to you?”

I asked that question of Miles Richardson, a Haida leader, former chief commissioner of the B.C. Treaty Commission and a close friend since we started serving together on the board of the David Suzuki Foundation in 2001.  read more →


Bill Moyers - “The Science of Science Communication with Jim Hoggan of DeSmogBlog” April 28, 2017

A communications expert says we need to change the conversation on climate change to get through to those who are doubtful. read more →


DEMOCRACY NOW - “PR Executive James Hoggan on “Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming”, October 20, 2009

The Yes Men aren’t the only group accused of pulling off a hoax in the debate over climate change legislation. In August, the American Petroleum Institute — the oil industry’s top lobbying group — was found to have asked member oil companies to help recruit employees, retirees and contractors for anti-climate bill rallies around the country. Critics said the API was trying to fake a grassroots movement to give a false impression of widespread public opposition to tackling global warming. read more →


METROQUEST “My interview with Author James Hoggan: ‘I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean It Up’ “

James Hoggan has influenced my work for two decades. I find myself quoting his work in many of my public speaking engagements and the lessons he has articulated have shaped MetroQuest and the best practices listed in our guidebook in numerous ways. read more →