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‘Popular Mechanics’ Isn’t Just for Mechanics

After 109 years, Popular Mechanics is still about science and technology, though the science and technology have changed greatly.

Still deputy editor Jerry Beilinson says Popular Mechanics is a general interest magazine covering everything from plumbing to outer space. Actually, stories that help homeowners are among those that the magazine’s editors seek most from publicists.

In today’s “How to Pitch for PR” feature, Mediabistro talks with Popular Mechanics about how best to communicate with the magazine and what stories are most appropriate.

“It’s a really broad subject matter with a coherent world view,” he says.

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