January 29, 2014

In 1998, Stephen Glass was a hotshot, high-profile, twenty-something journalist writing features for The New Republic, Rolling Stone, Harper’s, and other respected publications. He was also, as it turned out, a serial fabricator. Many of the people and events he chronicled were exposed as imaginary, forcing Glass to resign in disgrace. He deservedly became a… Read more

The Business of Magazines: Vanity Fair and Fortune Reverse Roles

January 7, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, respectively the COO and CEO of Facebook and Yahoo!, certainly get a lot of media attention. While I admire their professional success, PR savvy, and ability to mesmerize experienced reporters to a near- hypnotic state, their neatly packaged narratives are a tad overly manufactured to me. Articles about Sandberg inevitably… Read more

Haggling With New York Times Columnist David Segal

November 26, 2013

Finding examples of PR professionals demonstrating egregiously questionable judgment is like shooting fish in a barrel; the industry tends to attract a disproportionate percentage of facile people who think that being a “people person” is the only qualification required. There are no educational or regulatory barriers to entry and, despite the best efforts of PRSA,… Read more

A PR Summer Intern Reflects: It’s Totally Worth The Commute!

September 4, 2013

I am no stranger to the New York City commute.  Throughout high school, I commenced each weekday by catching the 6:27 AM train from Port Washington, Long Island to Penn Station, followed by the C train up to the 86th street, and finally ended my hour-long morning trek with the cross-town bus through Central Park.… Read more