Broad City stars Abby Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, W. Kamau Bell, The Daily Show’s Michael Che, Cameron Esposito, Carrie Keagan, and more turned out last week for Uncivil Union presented by The Ally Coalition, which was founded by members of the band FUN. (Jack Antonoff, Nate Ruess, and Andrew Dost) and designer Rachel Antonoff to raise funds for local LGBTQ groups across the country.
PKPR positioned the event as one of the highlights of New York City’s Gay Pride Week, securing critics picks in The New York Times, Time Out New York, Village Voice, Flavorpill, and Go, as well as coverage in BrooklynVegan, Metro, GAYLETTER, Edge New York, and PureWow.
Winners of the 2014 Knight News Challenge, which funds projects that promote an open Internet that is free and accessible to all, were announced at the 2014 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference in Boston last week.
The winners included a mix of projects aimed at safeguarding online free speech, privacy, and security, as well as two innovative programs in New York City and Chicago that will lend Wi-Fi hotspot devices to families and students without high-speed Internet access.
Coverage of the winners included: NPR, The Atlantic’s CityLab, Fast Company, The Verge, The Huffington Post, Education Week, The Hill, TechPresident, Library Journal, Social Times, Capital New York, Tech.co, Governing, MediaBistro, BostInno, MadameNoire, GovTech, and StateTech.
Last week, New Yorkers got a chance to experience how they will live, work, and play in the not-so-distant future at the Gizmodo Home of the Future, a free exhibition in Soho showcasing the design, ideas, and technology set to redefine urban dwelling - from a telepresence robot that can beam you into an office meeting when working remotely from home to a vertical garden tower for growing vegetables indoors to a biodegradable (and edible) cup.
PKPR organized a media preview event for the exhibit, attended by over 20 journalists, as well as one-on-one tours with media outlets and Gizmodo editors.
Coverage highlights included: Business Insider, Associated Press TV, ABC News, New York Daily News, WPIX-TV, Fox 5 NY TV, MTV, Inhabitat, International Business Times, US News & World Report, Metro, Dexigner, Flavorpill, Mother Nature Network, and Untapped Cities.
Internet Week New York’s Webutante Ball made the cover of today’s edition. It’s part of a daily series that Metro reporter Andrea Park has filed on the festival, including an in depth preview of the festival’s top events and a video interview with IWNY speaker and Lucky Magazine editor Eva Chen.
Actors, artists, and musicians waiting tables could become a thing of the past if it is up to Fractured Atlas.
This summer, the PKPR client is launching a software development fellowship for artists all types aimed at providing a high-paying, in-demand alternative to the restaurant and office temp jobs artists often rely on to help make ends meet between projects.