Alex Konrad: A Deeper Look

Forbes senior editor Alex Konrad gave us a metric ton of insight this month — one article just wasn’t enough. So this week we plumb the notebook of SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco, who interviewed Alex earlier this month, and present the rest of Alex’s thoughtful and heartfelt advice for PR pros looking to win his attention.

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New Publication: Robotics World

If you’ve got stories to tell about robotics, you’ve got a new place to tell them. Launched in January, Robotics World is led by none other than Keith Shaw, a longtime IDG edit vet and the former EIC of Robotics Business Review. Robotics World is published by Ontario, Canada-based Kerrwil Publications Limited -- not IDG.

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Analysis: Protocol's 'Live Journalism'

PR pros can learn a lot about Protocol Enterprise as a brand — and about the art of interviewing — by watching the Mar. 9 Protocol Live web event, in which senior Protocol reporters Tom Krazit and Joe Williams interview executives from Google and industrial IoT startup Webee.

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Analysis: Protocol's CEO Edit

Protocol Enterprise is what B2B comms pros long have waited for — a destination for authoritative, thoughtful discussion of enterprise tech outside of the trades. Led by senior reporters Tom Krazit and Joe Williams, Protocol Enterprise delivers a steady stream of edit in web articles, newsletters and live web events.

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SWMS Debut: 'Two Questions'

[SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco writes:] “Today we’re excited to launch Two Questions, an incisive, get-to-the-point interview series where we sit down with a top-tier journalist to learn what makes them tick and why they love what they do. Our inaugural guest: Forbes senior editor Alex Konrad.

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'The Midas Touch,' A New Forbes Newsletter, Launches Mar. 7

[SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco writes:] Forbes senior editor Alex Konrad has announced the launch of a new weekly newsletter called “The Midas Touch,” debuting Sun. Mar. 7. Alex shared with us rich detail on the newsletter’s focus -- “the world of VC and startup fundraising” -- and on how PR pros can pitch stories.

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Fast Company Paid Community Lets Members Publish

Add Fast Company to the growing list of publishers launching readership communities. The Fast Company Executive Board now offers a waitlist in advance of its formal opening next week. FC is building its Executive Board in association with The Community Company, a virtual professional services firm that manages councils for Forbes, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and Bizjournals.

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VentureBeat's New Exec Editor: Fahmida Y. Rashid

Fahmida Y. Rashid is back in what PR pros call “earned media.” After three years as senior managing editor of Decipher, a cybersecurity publication from Duo Security, Fahmida is now executive editor at VentureBeat, helping the 15-year-old publication shift focus to help serve B2B technology decision-makers.

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Be an 'Expert' in the WSJ

The Wall Street Journal is about to ramp up The Experts, the contributed content operation affiliated with Journal Report. WSJ is open to vetting new “panelists” (contributors) in each of six areas: energy, health, leadership, retirement, small business and wealth management.

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