With the nation gearing up for the 2016 elections, the Knight News Challenge on Elections in Austin last week awarded $3.2 million to a range of innovative projects that increase voter participation and better inform voters at both the national and local levels.
Outlets from The Huffington Post to VentureBeat looked at all of the winning projects, while many outlets provided deeper looks at individual winners. Highlights included:
- The Guardian profiled a program that will recruit barbers in predominantly African-American communities to disseminate nonpartisan voting information and resources
- The Dailly Dot did a fantastic, in depth piece looking at a project that will expose “dark money” in campaign financing
- National Journal explored an AP project to create a more accurate alternative to exit polling
For the second time in less than eight months, PKPR secured a half-page feature story on POBA in The New York Times.
Today’s article in The New York Times tells the remarkable story of how POBA is helping to archive and preserve over 1000 letters written between a New Jersey couple - Sandy and Hy Schulman - during World War II.
Read more about the letters in The Star Ledger and watch the interview with 92-year old Sandy Schulman above.
In public radio stations across the country every day, musicians like Chet Faker, Sylvan Esso, and Alt-J are delivering intimate, jaw-dropping, spine-tingling performances. Now, the best of these in-studio video gems, as well as no-holds-barred artist interviews and must-see live streamed concerts curated from the nation’s most influential public radio stations, can be found under one roof at VuHaus, a new video platform and mobile app for music fans seeking to experience and discover the best new artists and songs.
PKPR handled the launch of Vuhuaus, securing coverage in wide range of music including CMJ, International Business Times, Music Times, Adweek, AppAdvice, TechHive, Radio Ink, Current, Talking New Media, Indie Music, and RAIN News.
This two-day event in Lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood showcased its evolution from New York City’s historic printing district to a fast-growing hub for tech and design. Highlights included comedian Todd Barry headlining a panel on the podcasting boom, a free workshop where you could learn to compose music with modular synthesizers, an evening of rapid-fire talks with top designers, and live 3D printing of objects like benches and bird houses in lobbies across the neighborhood.
PKPR secured coverage from The New York Times, New York Daily News, Metro New York, 6sqft, DNAinfo, Downtown Magazine, New York Business Journal, am New York, and a special feature by Untapped Cities highlighting the history of Hudson Square’s historic buildings.
On the heels of the opening of new exhibits and experience design projects for The Edward M. Kennedy Institute and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, ESI Design founder Ed Schlossberg is profiled in today’s The Wall Street Journal - “A Designer’s Creation: His Own Career.”