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President Obama’s Second Term – A Prediction
by Stanford Erickson on Oct 4, 2013,

In their second term, Mama’s Boy Presidents like Barack Obama feel they are “invincible.” They...

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President Obama’s Second Term – A Prediction
by Stanford Erickson on Oct 4, 2013,

In their second term, Mama’s Boy Presidents like Barack Obama feel they are “invincible.” They...

>> read more

 Stanford Erickson is a thirty-five year member of the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and a former member of the Overseas Press Club in New York City. For more than twenty-five years, as a Bureau Chief in Washington, DC, and a reporter and editor in New York City, he covered Presidents, Congress, Administrative and Regulatory Departments and Agencies. He interviewed Presidents and other world leaders and many significant business leaders in the country.

As a journalist, he worked for Hearst, McGraw-Hill, Knight-Ridder and The Economist Group. As a journalist he worked in San Francisco, Korea, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and Philadelphia. He was a speechwriter in Washington, DC, and then headed up public relations worldwide for the largest U. S. ship company, traveling through North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He then returned to his first love journalism, working for Knight-Ridder and The Economist Group and then, with investors, he bought and turned around Farm Journal, the largest media company serving farmers in the United States. At one point in his career, he was generally considered one of the most knowledgeable journalists in the United States reporting on world trade and international economics.

Erickson started as a reporter in San Francisco working for the San Francisco Examiner, a Hearst newspaper at the time, and later did feature articles for The San Francisco Chronicle. He wrote for Stars & Stripes, when he was drafted and serving in the U.S Army in Korea. He worked as a reporter, editor and bureau chief for McGraw-Hill in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Washington, DC. He covered the White House during the oil-embargo in 1974-75 when Gerald Ford was President.

He was the speechwriter for President of the American Bankers Association and for the President of the American Railroad Association and then for 10 years headed up all public relations activities worldwide for Sea-Land Service, the world’s largest containership operator.  Having made enough money to send his sons through college, Erickson returned to his first love newspapers.

Erickson was Editorial Director, Editor-in Chief and then General Manager of Knight-Ridder’s Journal of Commerce in New York City. At the time, The Journal of Commerce had the largest news bureau in Washington, DC, of all Knight-Ridder newspapers. When The Economist Group bought The Journal of Commerce, he was made President and Publisher of the magazine division and bought magazines for The Economist Group. He then struck out on his own and, with investors, bought The Farm Journal for $18 million and in three years took it from losing money with revenues of $23 million to making money at $45 million and with a stock valuation of $100,000 million.  Along the way, he bought a daily agriculture television program, a daily agriculture radio program, the largest newsletter operation serving agriculture and invested heavily in AgWeb.Com.

Erickson started Media Integration Consultants in 2000, working to transform primarily print media companies into content-rich Internet and print media companies. He usually worked hands on at a media company until it became profitable.

Throughout his career he has written poetry.

In 2012, he published a non-fiction book, How To Be Wiser Than Solomon, and later in October 2012 published another non-fiction book, Mama’s Boy Presidents: Why Do We Keep Electing Them?

His three-act play, The Kennedys: An American Tragedy, first begun in the 1980s, had a live reading by professional actors before an audience in Seattle, Washington, in 2010.

Erickson received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Arts degree from Francisco State University and a Masters in Business from Columbia University. His graduate thesis at San Francisco State University contended that Eugene  O’Neill’s play Long Day’s Journey into Night failed to meet the classic definition of a tragedy. Erickson has won numerous editorial awards and served on numerous educational and commerce boards.

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