In the wake of Twitter last week revealing that African-Americans and Latinos account for less 9% of its global workforce, PKPR reached out to major media to secure interviews with digitalundivided founder Kathryn Finney, who was named a Champion of Change by the White House for her leadership in breaking down barriers in the tech industry.
Coverage so far has included a segment on NPR’s Marketplace, an interview with Businessweek, and a profile in PandoDaily with the headline: “We can all complain about diversity in tech…or we can do something about it like Kathryn Finney.”
The New Yorker previewed this week’s Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival at Brookfield Place Plaza with the full-page opener in the Goings on About Town section.
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.
Today’s New York Times features a wonderful review of DakhaBrakha and Poor Rich Boy at the closing night of the first-ever Global Beat Festival at Brookfield Place Winter Garden.