Ground News aims to bust political news bubbles

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 01, 2020

Aiming to counteract the rise in misinformation, sensationalism, and biased news, Ground News enables users to easily compare how sources from across the political spectrum and from around the world are covering the same news event.

PKPR secured coverage for the launch of Ground News in a range of outlets - from Digital Trends and Editor & Publisher to MediaVillage, Screen Shot, and Reclaim the Net .

Ground News founder Harleen Kaur was also interviewed on Digital Trends Live. Watch the interview here.



Permalink | Posted on Apr 01, 2020 at 10:04 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Ground News

On Air Fest profiled in Publishers Weekly

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 24, 2020

Publishers Weekly reporter John Maher took an in-depth look at how this year’s On Air Fest prominently featured a number of literary groups and figures in its lineup including writers Ocean Vuong, Hanif Abdurraqib, Ashley C. Ford, The Paris Review, and The Believer.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 24, 2020 at 10:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: On Air Fest

Designing Justice profiled by the New York Times

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 08, 2020

Check out today’s print issue of The New York Times for a full-page profile of architect Deanna Van Buren in the Arts & Leisure section. The article explores how her firm, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, is showing it is possible to build alternatives to prisons that heal and restore rather than punish and destroy.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 08, 2020 at 8:26 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

On Air Fest in New York Times

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 05, 2020

The New York Times selected On Air Fest as one of its top six things to do this weekend in New York City.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 05, 2020 at 10:44 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: On Air Fest

Columbia Care co-founder profiled on NPR in DC

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 20, 2019

Listen to this great profile of Columbia Care co-founder and CEO Nicholas Vita that aired today on WAMU-FM, the NPR affiliate in Washington DC. The story is pegged to the opening of Columbia Care’s first dispensary in Montgomery County, Maryland, where Vita was raised and went to school.

Other coverage of the opening included WTOP-AM, WUSA-TV, DCist, Bethesda Magazine, and Patch DC.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:18 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Columbia Care

Mozilla on NPR’s Morning Edition

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 02, 2019

Ashley Boyd, Mozilla’s Vice President of Advocacy, appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning to discuss this year’s Privacy Not Include holiday shopping guide with host Scott Simon. Listen here.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 02, 2019 at 12:10 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

Mozilla in USA Today, CNN, Business Insider

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 29, 2019

To help consumers choose gifts that protect the privacy of their friends and family, Mozilla today unveiled its *Privacy Not Included report at a press event in New York City. The report identifies the smart devices and toys that are secure and trustworthy — as well as those that may be spying on your friends and your family.

Coverage included CNN, USA Today, Business Insider, Wired, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, The Next Web, CNET, BoingBoing, and Tom’s Guide.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 29, 2019 at 10:17 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

On Air Debuts in Los Angeles

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 15, 2019

On Air Fest presented its first West Coast edition last week at KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio. Creators of boundary-pushing podcasts like Song Exploder, The Memory Palace, Moonface, Strangers, and The Shadows were among the headliners. Coverage included The Hollywood Reporter, LA Weekly, LAist, Time Out Los Angeles, SoCal Pulse, Inside Radio, All Access, Podcast Business Journal, and Podcast Review. 

Permalink | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 6:27 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: On Air Fest

Mozilla’s MozFest Tackles Political Disinformation

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 04, 2019

In an age of deepfakes and disinformation, more than 2,500 activists, policymakers, and technologists gathered in London last week at Mozilla’s MozFest to work on creating a better, healthier, and more humane internet.

PKPR secured an appearance on CNN for Mozilla Fellow Camille François to discuss how she is using machine learning and data analysis to detect foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. election. Other coverage highlights included Quartz (”Did YouTube’s Algorithm Help China’s Anti-Hong Kong Propaganda Go Viral?”), PCMag (”Does YouTube’s Algorithm Lead to Radicalization”), and TechRadar (”Can Facebook ever be kept safe without hurting staff?”).

Permalink | Posted on Nov 04, 2019 at 10:07 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

DJDS is Designing an End to Mass Incarceration

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 30, 2019

On the heels of the opening of Restore Oakland, the social justice campus designed by Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (DJDS), PKPR has secured a series of profiles looking at how the firm is using design to end mass incarceration.

Recent profiles include The Architect’s Newspaper (”Designing Justice + Designing Spaces builds infrastructure to end mass incarceration”), Curbed (”Can a building help end mass incarceration?”), and Archinect (”Architect Deanna Van Buren on Designing Beautiful Spaces That Amplify Self-Care, Love, Restoration, and Respect”).

Permalink | Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 10:30 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

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