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Meet the Media: Peter Fretty, Technology Editor at IndustryWeek

Posted Feb. 8th 2021

I am currently the technology editor at IndustryWeek where I focus on helping readers make sense of new and evolving technologies. I have the amazing opportunity to constantly learn about the latest innovations and what their adoption could mean for manufacturers. Can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your […]

Meet the Media: Sebastian Blanco, Automotive Freelance Reporter

Posted Jan. 11th 2021

I’m a freelance writer with a focus on electric vehicles and other alternative powertrains. For over a decade, I was the editor-in-chief of AutoblogGreen and today I freelance for a good roster of publications, including Car and Driver, Forbes, Automotive News, SAE Automotive Engineering and others. Freelancing means you never know what you’ll be writing about on […]

Top 11 Meet the Media Profiles of 2020

Posted Dec. 16th 2020

To help automotive and mobility PR professionals get a better handle on specific reporters’ needs, interests and beats … and to bridge the gap between these PR pros and the media who cover the most fascinating industry in the world – automotive/mobility – we launched our Meet the Media blog series in early 2016. To […]

Meet the Media: Eric D. Lawrence, Automotive Reporter at the Detroit Free Press

Posted Dec. 7th 2020

Please provide your job title and media outlet(s), as well as a brief description of your duties: Automotive Reporter, Detroit Free Press. I’m part of the Free Press Autos Team, where I primarily cover Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. I also write about mobility and transportation topics, including pedestrian safety. Can you tell us what types of […]

What Do Journalists Want? Five Elements of a Good Story

Posted Nov. 19th 2020

Most PR practitioners have asked some version of this question at some point in their career. Moving beyond the traditional who, what, where, when, how and why, we focus on this question when we’re working to really engage a key reporter to generate that special story for a client. This is part of the reason […]

Meet the Media: Vince Bond, Reporter at Automotive News

Posted Nov. 16th 2020

I cover the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles beat for Automotive News. My other areas of focus are marketing and diversity-related issues, mainly around the development of the minority dealer base. Can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? The ongoing impact of COVID-19 has been the central issue […]

Is Media Relations Dead?

Posted Nov. 9th 2020

PR pros around the globe are witnessing massive changes in the field. In fact, a recent article in the BusinessWire Blog called Media Outlet Availability on PR Efforts, by Christopher S. Penn, Chief Data Scientist with TrustInsights.ai, cites some revealing statistics about the shrinking number of media outlets and the challenge for PR and media […]

Meet the Media: Kirsten Korosec, Senior Transportation Reporter at TechCrunch

Posted Oct. 5th 2020

I’m the senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch, where I focus on all the ways — present and future — that people and packages travel from Point A to Point B. I’m also the co-host of the podcast The Autonocast, which focuses on the future of transportation.  Can you tell us what types of stories, trends or […]

Meet the Media: Elizabeth Engler Modic, Editor at GIE Media’s Manufacturing Group

Posted Sep. 21st 2020

I am the editor of Today’s Medical Developments, Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, Today’s Motor Vehicles, and Today’s eMobility, which make up GIE Media’s Manufacturing Group of publications. I oversee the direction of the magazines and the editorial content ranging from the print issues to the digital assets we offer – webinars, video production, virtual events, […]

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