Kelly Mullens, the crisis PR executive whose love life has suddenly become newsworthy, is known for her recent work on behalf of homophobic "Grey's Anatomy" actor Isaiah Washington. Previously, her working style as resident advisor to Frank and Jamie McCourt made her notorious at Dodger Stadium. An LA Observed reader also passes along the news that she helps train future flacks at the Columbia University Master of Science program in strategic communications. From an old online catalogue:
The Leak - Leveraging the Press
How Media Companies Play the Media
A dialogue on the unofficial release of information; the strategic "leak" by professionals to the press or the unauthorized internal disclosures that require damage control.
Kelly Mullens, Vice President, Corporate Communications at Universal Music Group, Matthew Hiltzik, Vice President, Corporate Communications at Miramax, and Justin Oppelaar, Media and Entertainment business reporter, Variety, discuss using leaks to fuel story ideas as well as to break stories in publications.
Recap of today's LA Observed coverage on Grazergate:
- Martinez's parting shots — Andres Martinez leaves with a blast at the Times newsroom and publisher.
- What Grazer would have said — LAO exclusive on what Brian Grazer said in his "guest editor's note" in Current.
- Showdown at LAT Corral — Martinez resigns in protest after Hiller kills this weekend's Current....and fallout.
- Boyarsky calls for independent probe — The disgusted ex-Times city editor compares Grazergate to the Staples Center scandal.