Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Profile on Helen Karakoudas in Medill Magazine

Back in August, I shared an Inside Edge PR post about a piece I was working on for my alumni magazine, Medill.

The story was about the remarkable career-comeback journey of Helen Karakoudas, managing editor of Wednesday Journal, Inc., the Oak Park-based company that publishes nine newspapers in Chicago and the near western suburbs. She is pictured below with her dog, Mr. Big, at a mass dog wedding that I promoted, I Do, Doggone It!, in November.

It's always unnerving to write about journalists, since they are so familiar with the process and there can be a considerable amount of self-consciousness on the part of both scribe and subject. In this case, it was doubly so, since Helen can edit circles around just about anything I write.

In the end, to my relief, Helen said she thought I did a fine job. Demonstrating admirable restraint and diplomacy, she even refrained from offering post-publication editing suggestions.

You can see the piece here on the Medill website, as well as below:

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