Mozilla YouTube Investigation in NBC, Marketplace, Politico

By Patrick Kowalczyk

July 23, 2021

YouTube’s controversial algorithm is recommending videos considered disturbing and hateful by users and which often violate the platform’s very own content policies, according to a crowdsourced investigation released today by Mozilla. The study also found that people in non-English speaking countries are far more likely to encounter videos they considered disturbing.

Coverage of the study included NBC News, NPR’s Marketplace, Politico, Business Insider, Techcrunch, The Verge, Mashable, Adweek, and Fortune.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 8:50 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

Panthera in The Guardian

By Patrick Kowalczyk

July 04, 2021

The Guardian’s Liam Miller takes an in-depth look at a program supported by Panthera that is using sheepdogs to keep pumas from preying on sheep in Patagonia, offering a new model for protecting livestock and diffusing conflict with ranchers.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 04, 2021 at 11:49 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Panthera

Panthera in Barron’s, Inside Philanthropy

By Patrick Kowalczyk

June 11, 2021

In May 2019, IDEXX CEO Jonathan Ayers appeared on CNBC’s Mad Money, where host Jim Cramer called the veterinary diagnostics company “one of the hottest stocks on the market.” Just one month later, Ayers suffered a nearly fatal cycling accident that left him a quadriplegic,. Ayers is now embarking on his next chapter. In April, he pledged at least $20 million over the next 10 years to Panthera’s Global Alliance for Wild Cats, an ambitious initiative to protect the world’s most threatened wild cats.

PKPR secured coverage in a wide range of outlets including Barron’s, Inside Philanthropy, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Ability Magazine, Today’s Veterinary Business, Good News Network, and World Atlas

Permalink | Posted on Jun 11, 2021 at 12:20 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Panthera

2021 season of ByKids premieres on PBS

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May 14, 2021

Sixteen-year-old Faith Guilbault loves skydiving and has walked the runway at New York Fashion Week. She also has cerebral palsy. The Baltimore teen was one of four young filmmakers who directed documentaries about their lives for the new season of ByKids airing on public television stations nationwide.

PKPR secured coverage of the new season in a range of outlets including The Baltimore Sun,, The Forward, WYPR-FM (NPR Baltimore), Kaiser Health News, and US News & World Report.

Permalink | Posted on May 14, 2021 at 1:02 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: ByKids

Women conservationists spotlighted in World Atlas

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May 03, 2021

World Atlas interviewed Razan Al Mubarak and four women who have received grants from the Mohamed Bin Zayed Conservation Fund for a special series of articles on the critical role that women play in biodiversity conservation.

Permalink | Posted on May 03, 2021 at 2:18 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Razan Al Mubarak

Razan Al Mubarak op-ed in World Economic Forum

By Patrick Kowalczyk

April 28, 2021

In an op-ed published today in the World Economic Forum’s Agenda, Razan Al Mubarak discusses why it is essential that women are fully engaged and equally represented in biodiversity conservation — at the grassroots level and in the leadership of governments and NGOs.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 2:16 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Razan Al Mubarak

Panthera on NPR’s Science Friday

By Patrick Kowalczyk

April 16, 2021

An innovative audio monitoring initiative that records gunshots, barking dogs, and poacher conversations is helping authorities more effectively track and curtail jaguar poachers in Central American jungles. PKPR placed a segm on NPR’s Science Friday which features some unintended audio symphonies of birds, monkeys, and other wildlife that erupt into chorus when people are absent.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 16, 2021 at 8:04 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Panthera

On Air Fest Returns for 2021

By Patrick Kowalczyk

April 12, 2021

The Nod’s Brittany Luse & Eric Eddings (above), Fresh Air’s Terry Gross, mxmtoon, Open Mike Eagle, Adia Victoria, Code Switch’s Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby, Song Exploder’s Hrishikesh Hirway, Switched on Pop’s Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding are among the headliners of On Air Fest 2021. Previews of this year’s festival included Time Out New York, The Root, Thrillist, Inside Radio, Billboard, All Access,  and Brooklyn Based.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 12, 2021 at 8:24 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: On Air Fest

Object of Sound in Vanity Fair

By Patrick Kowalczyk

April 06, 2021

Sonos Radio’s Object of Sound with Hanif Abdurraqib continues to win raves. PKPR secured an awesome profile of Abdurraqib by Justine Goode of Vanity Fair, who said the podcast “features fascinating, insider conversations with musicians, but deliberately operates outside the churn of a press cycle, or the coldness of the algorithm.” Other recent interviews include OkayPlayer, HyperAllergic, and InsideHook.


Permalink | Posted on Apr 06, 2021 at 8:03 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Sonos Radio’s Object of Sound

Moleskine Foundation in Reuters, Inside Philanthropy, Global Citizen

By Patrick Kowalczyk

April 05, 2021

Wikipedia is the 10th-most-visited website on earth, but when it comes to Africa, there is a scarcity of information for an entire continent of one billion people. As Wikipedia marks its 20th anniversary in 2021, an initiative launched by the Moleskine Foundation is supporting young people across Africa in creating content about Africa on Wikipedia, including the translation of more than 200 pieces of COVID-19 information into 17 African languages.

PKPR has secured coverage of the project in Reuters, David Byrne’s Reasons To Be Cheerful, Global Citizen, TechRadar, Christian Science Monitor, Inside Philanthropy, World Economic Forum, The Daily Mail, Courrier International, Good News Network, The New Activist, and Global Times.


Permalink | Posted on Apr 05, 2021 at 12:10 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Moleskine

Ground News launches Blindspotter

By Patrick Kowalczyk

March 25, 2021

Ground News this week launched Blindspotter, a bot that analyzes the interactions of any Twitter account to produce a profile of their media diet and the degree of their political news slant. Check out the coverage in Mashable, Financial Times, The Daily Wire, and Unherd.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 12:45 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Ground News

DJDS co-founder profiled in Financial Times, NBC News

By Patrick Kowalczyk

March 07, 2021

Check out the latest profiles of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces co-founder Deanna Van Buren in NBC News (“How Oakland architect Deanna Van Buren’s passion for restorative justice manifests in her work”) and the Financial Times (“Meet the architect imagining a world without prisons”).

Permalink | Posted on Mar 07, 2021 at 12:22 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

Sonos Radio launches Object of Sound podcast

By Patrick Kowalczyk

February 26, 2021

PKPR is handling publicity for the launch of Object of Sound, a new music and culture podcast from Sonos Radio hosted by poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib. Combining the intimate storytelling of a podcast with the genre-jumping joy of freeform radio, Object of Sound offers multiple ways to discover new music in an age of algorithmic playlists.

The New York Times, The Guardian, and Stuff have all hailed it as one of the best new podcasts of 2021. PKPR has also secured interviews for Hanif in Flaunt, Forbes, and Under the Radar, while outlets like BoingBoing, The Fader, and BookForum have sung the praises of individual episodes.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 26, 2021 at 8:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Sonos Radio’s Object of Sound

Razan Al Mubarak profiled in Financial Times

By Patrick Kowalczyk

February 13, 2021

In an interview with the Financial Times, Razan Al Mubarak discusses why she believes the existential twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are the greatest challenges of our time.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 13, 2021 at 2:10 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Razan Al Mubarak

Tiger Party

By Patrick Kowalczyk

January 28, 2021

While Times Square may have been nearly empty on New Year’s Eve for the first time since 1907, an estimated one billion people worldwide watched the 2021 ball drop and countdown.

For the 11th year in a row, The Tiger Party was in charge of supervising the famed countdown clock, which was synchronized live on three of Times Square’s most iconic billboards and then transmitted worldwide. One of the highlights: The Tiger Party supported the first-ever Livestream interview via a billboard when President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden were interviewed live by Ryan Secrest on the Times Square American Eagle sign.

Check out the behind-the-scenes stories in Untapped Cities (”Meet the man behind the New Year’s Eve countdown clock”), AV Interactive, and Sound + Video Contractor

Permalink | Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 6:49 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Tiger Party

Panthera in Smithsonian Magazine

By Patrick Kowalczyk

January 21, 2021

25 years after gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, and just weeks after the Trump administration’s removal of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act, Smithsonian looks at a new study from Panthera providing the first evidence that gray wolves, not hunters, are the primary drivers of the decline in puma populations in Northwest Wyoming. While wolves have previously been shown to affect pumas’ prey selection and habitat use.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 21, 2021 at 12:32 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Panthera

Moleskine enlists ambassadors for holidays

By Patrick Kowalczyk

December 24, 2020

PKPR implemented the first brand ambassador program in the US for Moleskine this holiday season. We secured four ambassadors who are all longtime fans of Moleskine - lettering artist Lisa Quine, filmmaker and writer Niki Ang, artist Luis Colan, and booklover Kathleen Crowley. Each ambassador created lovely posts that brought their passion for Moleskine to life and highlighted as a perfect place to find gifts for creatives. The one-week campaign reached more than 350,000 people, generating over 27,000 likes. Check out the campaign at #MyMoleskineStory.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 24, 2020 at 7:40 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Moleskine

Moleskine in Cultured Magazine

By Patrick Kowalczyk

December 04, 2020

For Cultured Magazine’s Instagram, PKPR set up a video tour of the studio of artist Dinara Mirtapilova, one of the six artists who created notebooks for the new Moleskine Studio Collection.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 04, 2020 at 8:13 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Moleskine

Moleskine on COOL HUNTING Instagram Live

By Patrick Kowalczyk

November 18, 2020

COOL HUNTING founder Josh Rubin hosted an Instagram Live chat today with Olimpia Zagnoli, one of the six emerging artists who created notebooks for the new Moleskine Studio Collection.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 18, 2020 at 8:06 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Moleskine

Moleskine in Teen Vogue, Glamour, BoingBoing

By Patrick Kowalczyk

November 16, 2020

The new Moleskine Studio Collection features work from 6 emerging artists and illustrators who have transformed the iconic black Moleskine notebook into miniature works of breathtaking art. Each artist has imbued the legendary journal with their signature style including original artwork on the cover, inside pages, and a set of stickers.

In the feature 11 Teen Vogue Editors Reveal What They Want For The Holidays, editor Claire Dodson wrote: “Moleskine recently released their new Studio Collection in partnership with artists around the world. I’m obsessed with the ones from New Yorker illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli and Chinese artist Yukai Du in particular — fun upgrades to the classic black journal I own way too many of already.”

Other coverage highlights included BoingBoing, Conde Nast Traveler, Glamour, and The Manual

Permalink | Posted on Nov 16, 2020 at 8:18 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Moleskine

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