New Buffer Laws for Cyclists

A multitude of states have passed so-called “buffer laws” that specify the distance a motorist must keep away from a bicyclist while passing them on the road. California is one of the most recent states to enact the law, specifying a distance of three feet, says George Galgano – a lawyer from NY.. The buffer […]

The Propaganda War About Ukraine

Eric Zuesse

Recently, Germany’s Der Spiegel featured a lengthy editorial damning Russia regarding Ukraine; it was titled “How Russia Is Winning the Propaganda War,” and it made many allegations, none with documentation, and not a single one with a link to assist the magazine’s online readers to reach easily the presumed (but unidentified) sources. It was the type of propaganda for which Fox “News” in the U.S. has become famous, though Spiegel is centrist (not “right wing”).

Out Soon – Eklectik Magazine


Eklectik, a new collaboration in between ShortList Media and Kopparberg, is set to go live next week. The ultra stylish magazine will cover Swedish style across London.

Quartz, The Quality Play [by Richard Edelman]

Richard Edelman

I just finished lunch with Kevin Delaney, editor-in-chief and co-founder ofQuartz, a very successful business news start-up. Delaney, formerly of The Wall Street Journal, launched Quartz in September, 2012 with the idea that “high quality content can thrive in the digital era.”

PR News: Last Week of 2013

Public Relations

On New Year’s Eve 2013, here’s a recap of PR news from the last week of the year from agencies like North 6th, MWW, 5WPR, and Weber Shandwick and more…

Ronn Torossian on Roger Ailes

Obama shaking hands

All of us in public relations who manage people are aware of the importance of connecting with people. Albeit, while all have different styles, the CEO of 5WPR, Ronn Torossian, in his usual outspoken manner wrote an interesting op-ed for FrontPage Magazine, the website of about the differences in personal styles between President Barack Obama and Fox News’ Roger Ailes.

Ronn Torossian PR Week In Review

Ronn Torossian

While we as PR professionals spin the media constantly, sometimes indeed journalists have it much harder. This week, at least four journalists were killed in Egypt. The prestigious Washington, DC based National Press Club issued a strong statement on the issue “The killings and attacks on journalists in Egypt earlier this week were an egregious violation of international norms that uphold the media’s right to conduct its work unmolested and without fear of violent reprisals,” NPC Club President Angela Greiling Keane said.

How Good Are Your Editorial Planning Skills?

Editorial planning

Editorial planning is vital to public relations. Editorial calendars provide schedules for content pieces that are to be published and designate the desired medium. Plans need to be flexible, or they’ll come apart during crises.