Meet the Media: Marina Mayer

Blog courtesy of Brianne Miller, LCI Marina Mayer is the editor-in-chief at Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Landis Communications Inc.’s work with iTradeNetwork connected us with Marina and her publications. What types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now?  Being that I oversee two supply chain publications, I think it’s no surprise that anything…
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Meet the Media: Steve Kettmann

By Brianne Miller, LCI The image of the sportswriter’s world is pretty limited to those of us on the outside — endless hotdogs at the ballpark, squabbles in the locker rooms and tough-talking reporters jostling for the biggest story. Steve Kettmann paints a different story in a book of essays dedicated to the memories of ESPN’s Pedro Gomez, a beloved sports…
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Meet the Media – Mike McPhate

Blog courtesy of Polly Winograd Ikonen, LCI Mike McPhate is the founder and editor of California Sun. Before California Sun, he wrote the California Today newsletter for the New York Times. He has also held various reporting and editing jobs at the Times, Washington Post and New York Sun. Landis Communications Inc.’s work with Save the Redwoods League connected us…
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Meet the Media – Warren Thayer

Blog courtesy of Robin Carr, LCI Warren Thayer is the editorial director and co-founder of Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer. A lifelong journalist, he has been writing about the supermarket business for 40 years. He has been on CNN and national public radio multiple times. Landis Communications Inc.’s work with iTradeNetwork connected us to Warren and his publication. 1. What types…
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15 Steps To Successful Press Release Writing

By David Landis and Andie Davis, LCI Ah, yes, the press release. A public relations professional’s bread and butter. Every public relations practitioner has experience writing press releases, but how many fall into the trap of being a bit too formulaic? Probably more than we would like to admit. In public relations, our number one goal is to earn coverage…
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Meet the Media – Rick Bacigalupi

By Polly Winograd Ikonen, LCI Rick Bacigalupi is a longtime TV producer here in the Bay Area, who currently works for NorCal Public Media. LCI recently had the opportunity to work with Rick on a wonderful episode of Bay Area Bountiful, called Sempervirens Means Evergreen, that explores the impact of last year’s CZU Lightning Complex Fire on the many communities…
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Meet the Media – Dan Rosenheim

By David Landis, LCI Dan Rosenheim is the Director of Business Development at Bay City News. His impressive resume includes working for the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, SF Chronicle, KRON and KPIX (CBS). 1. How is reporting different at newspapers, TV and wire services? The differences are less significant than what, at least in a good newsroom, they all share:…
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Meet the Media – Ema Sasic

By Robin Carr, LCI Ema Sasic is the editor of Bakersfield Life Magazine and reporter at The Bakersfield Californian. Landis Communications Inc.’s work with Centre for Neuroskills connected us to Ema and her publication. What types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? I always enjoy writing about up-and-coming people who are doing great things in Bakersfield….
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Creating Credible Relationships With Journalists

By Robin Carr, LCI Several years ago, I attended a conference that was geared to both reporters and public relations professionals. During a session featuring a panel of newspaper editors, one award-winning editor matter-of-factly stated, “PR people and reporters should have an adversarial relationship.” I was stunned. This was not what I was taught as a PR major at San…
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