Marking his first major address to New York City’s technology industry, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver the opening keynote address kicking off Internet Week New York 2014 on Monday, May 19th. In his remarks, Mayor de Blasio will present his vision for the role of the technology industry in New York City and outline the administration’s plans to support and grow our city’s innovation economy. For more on what to expect, check out TechCrunch, Forbes, Crain’s New York, New York Business Journal, and Epoch Times.
A crowd-funded, pop-up artists colony in a Kansas church, a nonprofit helping artists build financial assets through homeownership, and a fundraising collaborative between nationally recognized arts groups are among the five winners of the first-ever Arts Entrepreneurship Awards, unveiled earlier this month.
To establish a model for sustaining quality, story-driven public radio shows, PRX last week launched Radiotopia, a podcast network of the best emerging and established talent. The launch is supported by $200,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Radiotopia is anchored by 99% Invisible, the popular design and architecture podcast hosted and produced by Roman Mars. Other podcasts in the inaugural lineup include Radio Diaries, Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything, and Strangers, a fascinating look at how people connect in the modern world created by Lea Thau, former executive and creative director of The Moth.
Coverage of the launch included an interview with Mars on BoingBoing’s Gweek podcast, USA Today, The Guardian, The Verge, Mediabistro, Columbia Journalism Review, Nieman Journalism Lab, Current, Radio Survivor, and All Access.
PKPR managed the red carpet for the 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City on February 1st. Over 30 photographers, 20 print and online reporters, and seven television crews lined the red carpet for interviews with nominees like Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight), Danny Strong (The Butler) and presenters like Kerri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Kate Mulgrew, and Archie Punjabi.
For the second year in a row, PKPR spearheaded a social media campaign for Moleskine for National Handwriting Day on January 23rd.
To take this year’s initiative to a new level, PKPR invited leaders like Malala Yousafzai, Katie Couric, and airBnB co-founder Joe Gebbia to handwrite a social media message and share it with their millions of followers. Outlets like USA Today, Nylon, Politico, Real Simple, GirlsLife, Mediabistro, Social Moms, and Good News Network helped spread the campaign even wider.
Overalll, more than 350 handwritten messages were submitted by people around the world, more than doubling the amount of entries received in 2013. View the gallery of all submitted messages here.