Paul Korda . com - The Web Home of Paul Korda, singer, musician & song-writer.

International Entertainment News

Friday, April 29, 2016

ProfNet Experts Available on Fertility, Prince, Brady Suspension, More

ProfNet Experts Available on Fertility, Prince, Brady Suspension, More

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers, Media Industry Blog Posts

NEW YORK, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

You can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network - it's easy and free! Just fill out the query form to get started:


-- Fertility: Social Freezing
-- The Key to a Healthy Diet is a Better Relationship With Food
-- Eating Gluten-Free Without Guidance Is Dangerous
-- Prince's Music and Influence
-- What Happens to Prince's Estate?
-- Giving Credit Helps Beyoncé Avoid Copyright Risks
-- Brady Suspension Reaffirms Commissioner's Power

-- Social Media Editor - Forbes (NJ)
-- Fashion Assistant - O, The Oprah Magazine (NY)
-- Computational Journalist - Dallas Morning News (TX)

-- Online Tools Help Reporters Navigate FOIA Without an Attorney
-- Snapchat for Journalists: A Beginner's Guide
-- PR Newswire Media Moves, April 25 Edition


Fertility: Social Freezing

Dr. Barbara Stegmann

Reproductive Endocrinologist

Aspire Fertility

"Social freezing is done for a number of reasons, including: chemotherapy during cancer treatment; types of chemotherapy given to treat cancers like breast, ovarian and leukemia kill what's left in the ovaries; women want to focus on things like a career before having children; single women who want to find the right person before having children."

Dr. Stegmann is available to discuss all aspects of fertility, including social freezing, infertility, and information couples should know when trying to conceive.


Contact: Brian Kearney,

The Key to a Healthy Diet is a Better Relationship With Food

Sara Doll

Nutrition Specialist

Gluten Free Daily

"It's not just about gluten-free eating. It's about ridding your body of processed foods, synthetic ingredients and helping you have a better relationship with food."

Based in Orange County, Calif., Doll is a former "Deal or No Deal" model, an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and a fitness nutrition specialist. She is the mother of three young boys, and her entire family is clean-eating and gluten-free. She is available to discuss family dieting, personal fitness training, nutrition, meal plans and online dieting, gluten-free dieting, clean eating, celiac disease, online diet memberships, and gluten-free facts and fiction.


Contact: Jason Weamer,

Eating Gluten-Free Without Guidance Is Dangerous

John Doll

Nutrition Specialist

Gluten Free Daily

"There is a right and wrong way to eat gluten-free, and your health depends on it. Millions of people turn to gluten-free foods for better health, but without proper guidance, they're at risk of essential nutrient deficiencies."

Based in Orange County, Calif., Doll is available to discuss meal plans and online dieting, gluten-free dieting, clean eating, celiac disease, online diet memberships, and the fact vs. fiction of gluten-free eating?


Contact: Jason Weamer,

Prince's Music and Influence

Keith Clifton

Professor of Musicology

Central Michigan University

"Prince was a groundbreaking artist who combined aspects of pop, rock, R&B and funk into a truly unique style all his own. Taking a cue from the great Stevie Wonder (an artist who also played multiple instruments and wrote most of his own music and lyrics), Prince dared to challenge the business model of commercial popular music -- through his 1993 battle from Warner Bros and adoption of a symbol -- in an era totally dominated by record companies and profits."

Clifton teaches all levels of undergraduate and graduate music history and courses in popular music, world music, and opera history. His principal research areas include opera, American music, popular music, and gender studies. He is a regular consultant for academic publishers and music-related articles in regional, national, and international media.


Contact: Rachel Esterline Perkins,

What Happens to Prince's Estate?

Aaron Dobbs

Probate Attorney

Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC

"With no obvious heirs, what is likely to happen with Prince's estate? The distribution of assets will likely depend on his will and the particular laws in Minnesota. In many states, a person's estate will pass according to the terms of the deceased's will. Of course, the validity of a will can be challenged due to allegations that the deceased lacked capacity or was unduly influenced. Also, the will may not contain all of the elements required by law to be a valid will. This is why it is important to have a professional prepare estate planning documents. If Prince did not leave a will, state law usually dictates that the estate passes to the person's family. The deceased's family, referred to as "heirs," will be determined through a judicial proceeding where the court will formally declare the names of each person inheriting and each person's share of the estate. This result may be contrary to the deceased's wishes, which is why developing an estate plan is important. Estate planning can be an empowering process because you -- not the state -- dictate who will inherit your estate and who will handle your estate business in the interim.



Contact: Mary Flood,

Giving Credit Helps Beyoncé Avoid Copyright Risks

Steve Mitby


Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA

The credits on Beyoncé's new album "Lemonade" give a nod to the band Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs for a lyric she uses in the chorus of her second song. Says Mitby: "This was well played by Beyoncé. It is a huge risk for someone in a creative business to borrow anything without giving proper credit. We've seen this harm reputations again and again in academia, book and speech writing and in the music industry. I tell clients to acknowledge any work they use substantially, or just in passing. What Beyoncé did here is good business. The line between accepted sampling and copyright theft may be fuzzy, but giving credit where credit is due is an easy rule to follow."

Contact: Mary Flood,

Brady Suspension Reaffirms Commissioner's Power

Rogge Dunn


Clouse Dunn LLP, Dallas

The decision of the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shows how much power has been placed in the hands of NFL National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. Says Dunn: "Under the collective bargaining agreement signed by the player's union and the NFL, the commissioner has broad discretion, which the ruling notes. The 2nd Circuit also noted that it was required to give the commissioner 'substantial deference' when considering an appeal of one of his rulings. That means that unless the commissioner goes outside his authority and ignores the plain language of the collective bargaining agreement, or unless he is demonstrably unfair, then his rulings will not be overturned by an appellate court. This court decision will have implications in the future when players and team owners reexamine their collective bargaining agreement, which gives the commissioner these broad powers."

Contact: Bruce Vincent,



Following are links to job listings for staff and freelance writers, editors and producers. You can view these and more job listings on our Job Board:

-- Social Media Editor - Forbes (NJ)
-- Fashion Assistant - O, The Oprah Magazine (NY)
-- Computational Journalist - Dallas Morning News (TX)


Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line.

a dozen presenters spoke to about 100 journalists at the Media Law
Resource Center's "Media Law for Journalists" workshop and roundtable at
The New York Times building last week. We were in the audience and will
share highlights from the discussions. To start it off, here is a recap
of the discussion on how to navigate FOIA without an attorney:
for selfies or only for young millennials. And it's not going away
anytime soon. Snapchat recently introduced a slew of changes to become
the next go-to messaging app. Still misconceptions keep some journalists
from chasing the medium. But at 100 million (and growing) daily active
users and 8 billion video views per day, it's hard to deny its viability
as a legitimate journalistic force to attract new audiences. Here are
some tips:
-- PR NEWSWIRE MEDIA MOVES, APRIL 25 EDITION. In the latest edition of PR
Newswire's Media Moves, we share the 411 on who's in and who's out at
Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Esquire, Town & Country, Roll Call, The Hill,
Entertainment Tonight, CNN Newsroom, Elle, Cosmo, Vogue and more:

PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire.

Logo -



CONTACT: or 800-776-3638, ext. 1

Web Site:

Profile: intent


Post a Comment

<< Home