Archive for January, 2013
One of the great things about working in public relations, is the opportunity to have a front seat to history. We have a varied range of clients accomplishing amazing things, and we appreciate the chance to work with them to support their efforts.
We helped our client The Carey Center for Global Good located in Rensselaerville, NY to kick off the “Carey Dialogues” with the newsworthy topic “Is Journalism Dead?”
Celebrated investigative journalist and author Carl Bernstein, award-winning essayist, and author of eight books and over 150 Time Magazine cover stories Lance Morrow, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Josh Friedman explored journalism today and its future in the 21st Century.
As one would expect, a lively discussion ensued with topics ranging from the changes in the consumption of news, to the social/cultural/political divisions in America and how that shapes news, to violence against reporters overseas.
Mr. Bernstein commented that news is the “best obtainable version of the truth,” and that “gossip, sensationalism and manufactured controversy,” common in today’s pop news culture “devalues real reporting.” He also stated that “great reporting is needed now more than ever,” but that even though consumption of the news continues to change, “strong and committed news institutions” are necessary to ensure quality reporting. Mr. Bernstein also admitted that he reads his news online throughout the day and evening and rarely picks up the hard copy of the newspaper.
If you have not checked out The Carey Center for Global Good and it’s conference center, we recommend you consider hosting your group event there. The site has a long history of global thinking and is perfect for group conferences, and special events.
One of the great things about working in public relations is that we get a front seat to history in the making. We were so pleased to play a role in the new partnership between Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) and Albany County. Under the new agreement SCCC will open an extension site, taking 10,000 square feet of space in the Albany County office building, which will allow 1,000 students to attend classes in downtown Albany. This is a win-win for both organizations, and a major win for downtown Albany and for higher education opportunities in the Capital Region.
Our team at Gramercy Communications extends our deepest sympathies to the Edelman PR family on the passing of company founder and industry pioneer Dan Edelman. At one of the largest public relations firms in the world, Mr. Edelman’s leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to clients and lifetime of independence serves as an inspiration to everyone in the public relations industry.
Read more about his methodology and groundbreaking work, a great article in The New York Times.
You can also share your stories with Dan Edelman here at Edelman Engage.