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Gorkana meets...LBC

After more than a decade at newstalk radio station LBC, Tom Cheal was named deputy managing editor last year. In an exclusive Gorkana breakfast briefing this week, he talked about the success of Britain’s only national commercial newstalk radio station, the content that keeps audiences engaged and the high profile Clegg vs Farage debate that reached more than 15 million people across the UK.

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Gorkana meets...Alpha Man

Joe Warner, former deputy editor of Men’s Fitness and editorial director of recently launched men's fitness and lifestyle magazine Alpha Man, talks about the challenge of launching a magazine made exclusively for mobile and tablet audiences, what his target audience of millennials look for in content and what opportunities the title presents for PRs...

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Gorkana meets...Metro

It's more than a year since Ted Young became editor of Metro. In an exclusive Gorkana breakfast briefing event, he revealed what he believed readers were after in a free national newspaper, why content is king and the top tips for PRs to engage with the editorial team and the paper's 3.4 million-strong readership.

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Gorkana meets...WGSN Insider

Sara McCorquodale, editor of WGSN's recently launched Insider blog, gives Gorkana a unique insight into how the global fashion forecaster works, talks about the opportunities there are for PRs to get involved and reveals which up-and-coming brands she has her eye on.

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Gorkana meets...The Tales of Annie Bean

Annie Bean, founder of lifestyle blog The Tales of Annie Bean, on why she can't be pigeon holed, splitting her time between blogging and vlogging, and the stories that tick all the boxes for readers.

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Gorkana meets...StyleHaul

“Snapchat, mascara and long-haired miniature daschunds.” The eclectic life of the vlogger, publishing for the largest fashion-conscious community on YouTube and the importance of "considered" brand collaboration, were just some of the topics covered by StyleHaul's European VP James Stafford and beauty vlogger Fleur de Force in an exclusive briefing with Gorkana on Thursday 24 September.

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Gorkana meets...Engadget

Daniel Cooper, senior editor of tech blog network Engadget, on his musings on the future of the "device cycle", why we're becoming a nation of subscribers, and why an embargoed press release can be gold dust.

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Gorkana meets...Trinity Mirror Invention

It's more than a year since Trinity Mirror launched its creative content studio Invention. This morning, in an exclusive Gorkana breakfast briefing, creative editorial director Samantha Cope offered her top tips on what PRs could do to create better content solutions for their clients.

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Gorkana meets...Lovereading

Peter Crawshaw, co-founder of books blog and e-commerce site Lovereading, on his dislike of the term "average reader", what PRs can do to help him enhance the site's content and arguing that Legolas does actually feature in The Hobbit.

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Gorkana meets...PR Week

“You could be writing about Kit Kats, refugees, cars or NASA”. Reporting on PR, creating agenda-setting issues and avoiding the trap of “chin-stroking, naval-gazing” trade media, were some of the topics covered by John Harrington, deputy editor of PR Week in an exclusive briefing with Gorkana on Wednesday 9 September.

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