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Meet the Media: Mike Wayland, Automotive Reporter at The Detroit News

Posted Aug. 16th 2016

Without revealing any secrets, can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? The auto industry is one of the most intriguing areas of the United States economy right now, as new technologies and companies enter the industry. The development of semi-autonomous and self-driving vehicles combined with the […]

Meet the Media: Jerry Hirsch, Editor at Trucks.com

Posted Jul. 19th 2016

Without revealing any secrets, can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? It is pretty simple. Imagine you finish a book late and night and realize it is the first in a two-part series. You get to work the next day, order it online and it is […]

Meet the Media: Dave Kunz, Eyewitness News Automotive Specialist at KABC-TV

Posted Jul. 5th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? Well, as usual I’m juggling lots of things. Just spent a day in the hills of Malibu at Motor Press Guild’s annual “Droptops & Dirt” off-road and convertible event. Got lots of great footage for both a Jeep 75th anniversary story and one on the upcoming […]

Meet the Media: Sean Kilcarr, Executive Editor at Fleet Owner and Editor-At-Large at American Trucker

Posted Jun. 7th 2016

Without revealing any secrets, can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? The biggest stories right now all relate to federal regulations. By December 2017, all trucking fleets and owner-operators must use electronic logging devices (ELDs). On top of that, a new “speed limiter” rule is due […]

Meet the Media: Mike Martinez, Auto Reporter at The Detroit News

Posted May. 24th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? It’s a relatively slow period in the industry right now: The UAW contract negotiations wrapped up late last year, and auto show season has come and gone. But I’m working on a number of stories, from autonomous car features, to reports on what’s happening at Ford […]

Meet the Media: Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor at Design News

Posted May. 10th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? GE’s digital factory. The company is talking about factories as a service. That means renting plant technology to manufacturers the same way GE rents jet engines to airlines. The vendor takes full responsibility for the optimization of plant equipment and the manufacturer doesn’t have to employ […]

Meet the Media: Chris Sweeney, Reporter at Rubber & Plastics News

Posted Apr. 26th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? Our parent company, Crain Communications, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Each publication is doing a special report focused on family run operations within their industry. Ours will run in the May 16 edition of Rubber & Plastics News. Tell us about your dream assignment. The assignments […]

Meet the Media: Dustin Walsh, Senior Reporter at Crain’s Detroit Business

Posted Apr. 12th 2016

What types of story ideas are at the top of your radar? It’s election season. That means taking a look at the broad policy issues, and candidates’ platforms, and disseminating what that means to the local economy. Right now, there are a lot of conversations around free trade agreements, immigration, etc. That said, my beats […]

Meet the Media: Tom Murphy, Senior Editor at WardsAuto

Posted Apr. 5th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? As an editorial staff, we are near the end of evaluating 47 vehicles for the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition. It’s not just a matter of, ‘Oh I like these seats’ or ‘these cupholders are awful.’ We figuratively tear apart all the vehicles, scoring them […]

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