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Harry Allen (journalist)

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During recent campus visit, Harry Allen, journalist and Hip-Hop activist, shared some advice with Public Relations students on how to write news releases and pitches that get notice: evoke emotional response in your reader. And as former Media Assassin for legendary rap group Public Enemy, and key member of public affairs team for Rockstar Games, Allen knows thing or two about how to create emotion in your audience while standing your ground on controversial issues. Speaking to students in Dave Junkers ' Public Relations Techniques class, Allen recounted his as director of Enemy Relations for Public Enemy and occasional contributor to groups tracks, including closing refrain from Dont Believe Hype. Form in 1982, and led by Chuck D and Flavor Flav, Public Enemy is known for politically charged lyrics that focus on frustrations and concerns of African American community. Allen helps groups navigate media outrage and correct about groups ' confrontational politics. What Public Enemy needed was who really understood their values and aesthetics, Allen say. They need someone to out and work with controversial material, explain it, and not be throw off message. It was this ability to work with controversial material landed Allen position at Rockstar Games in 2004. For two years, Allen worked for videogame developer and publisher to educate non-gamers on company and its products, including contentious Grand Theft Auto series. We commit to telling our story, art, passion, humor, technology, and design that into making games, Allen say. In short, I love it. You had to bring your game day, and you had to work with culture in which you believe. For both Rockstar Games and Public Enemy, Allen embraced challenge of getting public to understand controversial culture. Cool Thing About Working With Public Enemy And Rockstar Games Was Watching World Change From Inside As Our Efforts Were Slowly Being Show, Allen Say. Today, Allen writes about race, and culture in his blog, Media Assassin. He also contributes to publications such as VIBE and Village Voice, hosts and produces weekly radio show in New York, and is advisor to Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University.

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About Harry Allen, Media Assassin

Harry Allen, aka Media Assassin, is hip-hop activist, journalist, and producer of blog Media Assassin. For more than 25 years, Allen has written for publications such as Source Magazine, Village Voice, and numerous other outlets. As expert covering hip-hop culture, he has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, New York Times, MTV, VH-1, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Most hip-hop fans know him for his long-time association with seminal band Public Enemy, and for cameo on their classic record, Dont Believe Hype. Allen serves as adviser to Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University, and as host and producer of his weekly WBAI-NY / 99. 5 FM radio show, NONFICTION. Allen also worked in crisis public relations and affairs department of computer entertainment corporation Rockstar Games from 2004-06. His research also architectural design for computers and video games. Allens work has been recognized by Institutions like Graham Foundation, Smithsonian Institutions Lemelson Center for Study of Invention and Innovation, and New York State Council on Arts.

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