Pace University Announces New Exec Dir Of Media Relations
Pleasantville, NY - Michael A. Oricchio has joined Pace University as its new Executive Director of Media Relations.In this position, Oricchio will be the senior media executive responsible for enhancing Pace’s reputation in the marketplace through the development and execution of a comprehensive media strategy.
From 2001-2009, Oricchio was the Managing Editor of The New York Times Syndicate, leading the editorial operations of this unit that sells and distributes nearly 100 columns, news services and multimedia offerings, as well as thousands of individual essays, from non-NY Times sources to more than 2,000 media outlets in 80 countries. He has edited the work of and managed relationships with writers ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners to Nobel laureates, including Jack and Suzy Welch, Christopher Hitchens, Noam Chomsky, Jimmy Carter, Thomas L. Friedman, Umberto Eco, Salman Rushdie, Mikhail Gorbachev and many more. He also supervised partnerships with top publishers such as Harvard Business School Publishing, the Economist, National Geographic, and others.
Oricchio spent three years at ZDNet and CNET Networks in senior editor and managing editor positions. Earlier in his career, Oricchio spent fourteen years as a features reporter and a news editor in various departments of the San Jose Mercury News, handling a wide variety of assignments ranging from in-depth profiles and long-form investigations to daily news gathering. His coverage included popular culture, trends, consumer news and health for the daily lifestyles section, as well as pop music, jazz and comedy for the weekly entertainment section. While at the Mercury, Oricchio interviewed such cultural icons as Clint Eastwood, Gloria Steinem, Steve Martin, Ray Charles and Spike Lee.
During the last couple of years, Oricchio turned his attention to online and various educational ventures, working as a consultant to AOL and a number of start-ups and teaching journalism courses as an adjunct professor. He has taught at SUNY-Stony Brook and, for the last two semesters, has taught an undergraduate journalism course at Pace. He is also the faculty adviser to the The Pace Press.
Mike received his B.S. in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
For more information about Pace University, visit www.pace.edu.
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