Joel Don, M.S.J.
News Media & PR Strategist
Hi, I’m Joel Don, I have wide corporate and agency experience in media relations, public relations, reputation management, and content marketing. After earning a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, I worked for more than a decade as an investigative reporter and magazine writer for major publications such as the Los Angeles Times as well as daily newspapers in the Midwest and East. My reporting experience included work as the Washington DC political correspondent for a Tennessee daily. I reported on the legislative initiatives and regularly interviewed former Vice President and U.S. Senator Al Gore, Senator Jim Sasser, and famed Watergate-era Senator Howard Baker, as well as many other leading congressional leaders and their legislative aides.
I leveraged my journalism experience when I transitioned to a media relations career, placing stories and working with editors at major publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, and the Orange County Register. I continue to maintain close relationships with many top editors and reporters, so if you have a great story to tell or want to help an investigative journalist land on Page 1 above the fold, let me help you place it. I started my own media relations agency to help companies and organizations get press coverage to help market and promote their brands, services, and business initiatives. I accelerate business success by leveraging an integrated approach to demand generation through targeted media relations, content marketing, and social media outreach.