Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

Nick is a contributor to Donklephant.com, one of the most influential political blogs on the web, and  has written for US News & World Report, The Star-Ledger, Real Simple Magazine and RealSimple.com.  Nick has been quoted in over two dozen stories on politics, the presidency, and public relations.  In December of 2007, Nick was named one of PR Week's 40 under 40 to watch, and in May of 2008 was featured in "Profiles of Success", a book about public relations. Nick lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and two children, and spends what little free time he has obsessing on the Mets.

Nick can also be found on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=740817853




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Changing role of PR

Interesting (and long) piece in the New York Times about the evolving role of public relations, particularly in tech startups.  

I think the Times mostly got it right ... there is still tremendous value in public relations, though it's less about being a gatekeeper to the media and more about identifying and engaging the right influencers.   I'm sure the protagonist of the piece, Brooke Hammerling, is cringing a bit this morning at some of her quotes, but it's not often that PR is the star of the story.  It'll be interesting to see how this one plays out in the interwarbs ...

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thx for helping your loyal readers stay abreast of not to miss articles ... it's particularly valuable when Internet access is limited!

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