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Gorkana meets...The Locals

Laura Scott, editor of culture and lifestyle platform The Locals, on showcasing the human stories behind creative ideas, plans to cycle across America in under 30 days, what's new with the site and why strong PR relationships are essential for good content.

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Gorkana meets...Alphr

David Court, editor of Dennis Publishing's new tech title, Alphr, on how tech isn't just for IT managers, why he thinks in-car tech is so exciting, and how PRs should "walk-the-walk" and find creative ways to pitch in.

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Gorkana meets...GuysLikeU

Christian Guiltenane, former OK! editor and associate editor of Attitude, reveals all on the launch of aspirational website GuysLikeU.com, which is aimed at young gay men and their friends, why he sees it as the gay version of Cosmo and what PRs should be thinking about when pitching ideas.

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Gorkana meets...The Sunday Times

Human interest stories and accessible language are key to making The Sunday Times' Money section as successful as it is, according to Becky Barrow, Money editor, The Sunday Times. You would expect a publication with a circulation of 766,201 in print to have an impact but the Money section's credibility is reinforced by recent award wins, including the 2015 Santander UK Financial Media, Financial Title of the Year, which it was given in November, writes Sam Willis.

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Gorkana meets...Crime Scene

Rosie Fletcher, editor of new Future title Crime Scene, why the time was right to launch a magazine dedicated to crime fiction, wanting to "fetishise" good writing and beautiful design, and the plethora of opportunities open to PRs with content ideas.

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Gorkana meets...ShortList's 400th edition

ShortList publishes its 400th issue this morning, with a cover featuring Michael Caine, Martin Scorsese, Ray Winstone and John Hurt among other greats. Gorkana catches up with editor Martin Robinson to find out why it's been dubbed the free men's magazine's "Greatest Issue", how the tastes of ShortList's 25 to 40-year-old target readers have evolved since its launch and what has been his top feature in the title so far.

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Gorkana meets...Daily Mail city editor Alex Brummer

The ‘Uber of banking’, financial journalism’s leap into the mainstream and how consumer companies “can’t do without” the Daily Mail, were just three of the many topics covered by the paper’s city editor Alex Brummer in an exclusive media briefing with Gorkana this week (Thursday).

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Gorkana meets...Press Association

Accurate, fast, impartial and balanced. Four of the key principles underpinning the Press Association's news output have not changed, even if the pace it works at has, Pete Clifton, the Press Association's editor in chief, told the audience at Gorkana's exclusive media briefing event on 10 November (Tuesday), writes Josh Gray.

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Gorkana meets...KARLISMYUNKLE

Nik Thakkar, pop culture specialist and columnist for the Huffington Post, launched his visual "pop couture" blog KARLISMYUNKLE five years ago. It now claims more than 100,000 visitors a month. Thakkar talks to Gorkana about how fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld inspired him to create the blog, his "hype beat" readers, the high fashion brands he's worked with and the "super mutual respect" he has with PRs.

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Gorkana meets...Cosmopolitan editor Farrah Storr

It's three months since Farrah Storr was named the new editor of Cosmopolitan. In an exclusive interview with Gorkana, Storr talks about moving from a successful startup title at Women’s Health to a long established heritage brand, her favourite cover, reinventing its content for the modern woman and her search for those bold "zeitgeist stories".

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