Meet the Media: Carrie Feibel

Carrie is the Health Editor and a reporter for KQED. She is also a contributor to NPR and Kaiser Health News. Carrie is based in Oakland, California. What’s your top priority at work for today? My top priority today is writing a late-file news spot later this evening, to get a California-based reaction after Trump announces his nominee for the Supreme…
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Meet the Media: Martin Snapp

Martin is a columnist for the Bay Area News Group who enjoys writing about “ordinary” people doing extraordinary things. Check out his column, “Snapp Shots.” What’s your top story for today? A profile of the first Sikh mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, who also happens to be a hip-hop aficionado. Tell us about your dream assignment. Interviewing Barack Obama, of course…
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Treating “Fake News” Like a Public Health Crisis

By Anne Green, president and CEO of CooperKatz, our Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) partner agency in New York. We have all heard – and likely used – the term “fake news” ad nauseam now. Yet, how often do we stop to consider the implications? John McCain wrote a powerful op-ed for the Washington Post in January of this year…
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Meet the Media: Elena Bragg

Our ‘Meet the Media’ series continues with Elena Bragg, art director at HAWAI’I Magazine, the state’s only national/international magazine. What’s your top story for today? Our top story for today is about the USS Arizona Memorial closing indefinitely due to structural issues. The memorial is such a popular travel destination for Oahu visitors so it’s pretty big news. Tell us…
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Meet the Media: Sean Hillen

Joining us for our latest installment of “Meet the Media’ is journalist, author and creative writing coach Sean Hillen. What’s your top story for today? The pending arrival of international participants for the first-ever ‘Black Sea Creative Writing Retreat’ in the tranquil Romanian village of Doi Mai. An offshoot of the well-established ‘Ireland Writing Retreat’ in Donegal, northwest Ireland, this…
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A Day in the Life of a “CBS Sunday Morning” Interview

By Ashley Boarman, account supervisor I spent a day in the redwoods with CBS Sunday Morning and LCI client, Save the Redwoods League. Here’s a photo essay of my very busy – and tons of fun – media day. 6:15 a.m. – Driving from San Francisco to the shoot location at Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland Hills. We issued…
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Meet the Media: Nikki Medoro

Nikki Medoro is the co-host of the afternoon drive show on KGO radio with Chip Franklin, where they discuss the top stories of the day. We asked Nikki about her work and what else interests her. What’s your top priority at work for today? While I would fully enjoy a day without a Trump headline, today (May 10th, 2018) is not that day….
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Meet the Media: Jennifer Billock

The latest blog in our ‘Meet the Media’ series features Jennifer Billock, a freelance writer who regularly has articles published at Smithsonian.com. What’s your top priority at work for today? I have a few for today! I’m doing some social media work for a B2B brand I work with, rounding up some sources for a story about prison museums, and…
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What to do when your spokesperson makes a mistake

By Leeza Hoyt, president of The Hoyt Organization, our Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) partner based in Los Angeles   We’ve all seen it on the news. The spokesperson heads to the microphone, reads a statement, then begins taking questions. Then, we notice something. He or she makes a mistake. Whether your spokesperson starts speaking off-topic, becomes a “deer in…
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Why you Should Start a Podcast

By The Fearey Group, our Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) partner based in Seattle Podcasting – trend or communication pillar? A few years ago we might have said trend, but we at The Fearey Group have stepped head-first into the podcasting production world and the response has changed our tune and communication style. Creating digestible, easy-access information is more necessary…
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