Press Received


“Bob Wyman, who invented one of the first Web pages, sees Pulitzer not only as a hostess but as an inventor in her own right: “Courtney looked around, saw that the social structure wasn’t there, and said ‘What the hell, why not make it a business?'” — The New Yorker (October 18, 2000)

“When Pulitzer giddily notes what various “curly topped” entrepreneurs confided to her between bites of “melt in your mouth hazelnut parfait,” she insists she’s not just stroking egos. “I’m going below the radar screen to put faces on what’s going on,” she says.” — Business Week (April 3, 2000)

“Called “Cocktails with Courtney” and sponsored by various startups, the parties have a hip vibe that was apparently sorely lacking in Silicon Alley: In just a year, rubbing shoulders with Ms. Pulitzer and her cohorts has become a de rigeur for established executives and hopeful entrepreneurs alike.” — Red Herring (February 2000)

“This winter, Pulitzer organized Silicon Alley’s first-ever black-tie party, a benefit for the Fresh Air Fund at the Metropolitan Club….One of Rudy Giuliani’s deputies read a note from the mayor: “I’d like to thank Manhattan’s own breath of Fresh Air, Courtney Pulitzer!”” — New York Magazine (March 6, 2000)

“[Courtney Pulitzer] is for the cyber-social-life what her distant, famed ancestor, Joseph Pulitzer, was for journalism.” — Entrepreneur (October 2000)

“Courtney Pulitzer has used the Net to go pro at partying. The Cyber Scene newsletter, her chatty write-up of industry events, is a weekly New York City e-treat, and she attends three to four functions nightly to deliver the dish… Her monthly Cocktails with Courtney soirees attract wall-to-wall crowds.” — Mademoiselle (August 2000)

“Go deeper into Silicon Alley at Cocktails with Courtney- sounds deceivingly racy–hosted by Courtney Pulitzer at restaurant Lot 61. Monthly drinks allow I.P.O. heavies to network and Courtney to introduce ’50s etiquette into cybercircuit.” — Bazaar (April 2000)

“Courtney Pulitzer (a distant relative of the newspaper magnate Joseph) writes an etiquette column for Hamptons Country magazine. She gives advice to uncouth technophiles on how to ‘tan, dine and schmooze with aplomb.'” — The Wall Street Journal (October 12, 2000)

“Party queen to the dot-com stars, New York’s Courtney Pulitzer is looking beyond her next gathering to more ambitious projects–like chronicling the history of the Internet in Silicon Valley for a Web-based TV audience–Bringing together highbrow CEOs and budding entrepreneurs under one roof is not an easy task, but Pulitzer does it with grace.” — Click (September 2000)

“Soho resident Courtney Pulitzer is cyber-socialite extraordinaire, but you won’t find her in chat rooms. As president of Courtney Pulitzer Creations, she runs a weekly newsletter, The Cyber Scene, as well as a monthly cocktail party, Cocktails with Courtney, informing and acquainting people from the Alley to the Valley.” — The Spirit (March 2000) 

[Courtney Pulitzer] has become a kind of weathervane for the state of New York’s Silicone Alley, which has long been in the shadow of California’s Silicone Valley. Reading Pulitzer’s column, it’s difficult not to ascertain that the center of New Media influence may be shifting.” — The Globe (October 30, 1999)

“CEOs, COOs and CFOs keep their Palm Pilots clear for “Cocktails with Courtney.” Venture Capitalists and marketing executives breathe a sigh of relief when an e-invitation lands in their in-box.” “Pulitzer entertains people in a different way – as a hostess and a gossip columnist. Her calling is to inject some life into the Internet community. And pass on some food manners along the way.” — The Independent (January 2000)

“[Courtney Pulitzer is one of the best-known figures in Silicon Alley. Her bits of information wind up in an E-mail newsletter — The Cyberscene — that CEOs and cyberserfs alike follow fanatically. Pulitzer also hosts monthly corporate-sponsored cocktail parties.” — Showtime – Click! (December 5, 1999)
“Courtney brings together a select group of high-tech professionals in a sophisticated atmosphere that generates a lot of buzz. Her events bring together venture capitalists looking for hot new start-ups, entrepreneurs looking for anything from funding to partners to employees, and gives techies who otherwise may be behind a screen all day a chance to share ideas and a cocktail with others who understand their high tech lingo.” — The Business Journal (September 2000)

“Courtney’s monthly cocktail event is known as the newcomers’ first stop when making their way inside the business and social network of the alley.” — Business 2.0 (June, 2000)

“Cocktails with Courtney is written about on site hosted by the nation’s happy hour diva, Courtney Pulitzer. Pulitzer has made a national name for herself hosting high-tech, celebrity-infested “Cocktails with Courtney” happy hours on cities like New York, Atlanta, Boston and San Francisco. Her events typically attract hundreds of people, whom she writes about on her Web site and in an e-mail list after every event.” — Austin American Statesman (May 2000)

“[Courtney pulitzer] knows-all, sees-all, and hears-all when it comes to the world of New York’s new media scene — even we couldn’t get past her.” —

Book Mentions/Contributions // Press Received // Appearances // Speaking/Teaching // Articles // Interviews / Mentions


  • Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon (2013) By American author Thomas Pynchon, this novel is a detective story, centered on 9/11 in NYC and the transformation of the world by the Internet.

  • Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present (2005) The husband-and-wife duo turn their considerable talents to this tome of 400 letters of American women. Ranging from grand historical events to emails about life’s hardships, the letters are accompanied by information about the topics included, biographical details about the author and the recipient and other interesting facts.

  • Time Off For Good Behavior (2005) Former ad-agency CEO Mary Lou Quinlan interviews 37 women who’d had great success and then for a variety of reasons took time off to re-evaluate and ultimately re-emerge.

  • Full Frontal PR: Building Buzz About Your Business, Your Product, or You (2003) PR pros discuss how you can achieve publicity for your business (or yourself).

  • Digital Hustlers: Living Large and Falling Hard in Silicon Alley (2001) An “oral history” with interviews from Silicon Alley “players.” The reviews aren’t great, and they published a lot of petty gossip that takes it down a level.

  • Dotcom Divas: E-Business Insights from the Visionary Women Founders of 20 Net Ventures (2000) Profiling 20 of the best and brightest women who founded and ran successful dot-com businesses. It’s about “successful women who are creating real, thriving Web companies from visions that were initially just twinkles in their eyes.”

  • The Thinker’s Way (2000) by John Chaffee. Focuses on our ability to think and reflect, to understand our past and create our futures,” says philosophy professor and critical-thinking expert John Chaffee.


  • Herald Dispatch Harris’ Hills music review (June 20, 2006)
  • Celebrity Interview (August 21, 2005)
  • The New York Observer, “In Market Slump, Courtney Pulitzer Kicks Things Up” (June 25, 2001)
  • The Wall Street Journal, “Socially Unplugged: Dot-Com Dating Scene Isn’t What It Used to Be” (May 1, 2001)
  • Daily News, “Cocktail hour is Net work for them” (April 2, 2001)
  • The New York Times, “Last Call for Silicon Alley’s Famous Wingdings” (April 1, 2001)
  • Time Digital, “Future Reports: The Digital Dozen” (spoof) (January/February 2001)
  • USA Today, “The Geek 100” (December 28, 2000)
  • New York Magazine, “Without a Net” (November 27, 2000)
  • New York Post, “Dot-com’s; Cupid Cops Out” (November 2, 2000)
  •, “Dot-calming Down” (October 16, 2000)
  • The Wall Street Journal, “Tales of Two Cities’ Money” (October 12, 2000)
  • Entrepreneur, “Hotspot” (October 2000)
  • Forbes, “Clicks & Cocktails” (September 4, 2000)
  • ColoradoBiz, “Ebuzz” (September 2000)
  • Click: the talk of Silicon Valley, “Would you have cocktails with this woman?” (August 2000)
  • The Dallas Morning News, “Geek to Geek: High-tech professionals find face time over drinks” (July 26, 2000)
  • The Boston Phoenix, “The New New Schmooze” (June 29, 2000)
  • Daily News, “Alley Cats Ponder Tech Crash” (April 16, 2000)
  • Talk, “Silicon Circus, the 4th Annual Webby Awards” (August 2000)
  • Mademoiselle, “Meet The E-Divas” (August, 2000)
  • Corriere Della Sera, “Societa’ Mestieri On-Line” (June 15, 2000)
  • Business 2.0, “The Mating Game” (June 27, 2000)
  • Wirstchafe Woche, “Cocktails Mit Courtney” (June 6, 2000)
  • Austin-American Statesman Technopolis, “Blues-Swayed Schmooze” (May 26, 2000)
  • Business Week, “Six Parties a Night? It’s a Living” (April 3, 2000)
  • Harper’s Bazaar, “Melissa’s Diary,” April 2000
  • The Spirit, “Manhattan’s Most Powerful Women (You’ve Never Heard Of),” March , 2000
  • New York Magazine, “Generation 1.0,” March 6, 2000
  • The Independent, “Cocktails in cyberspace — RSVP,” January 24, 2000
  • The Red Herring, “Tribeca Contessa,” February 2000
  • Tech Week Career Advice (January 10, 2000)
  • Crain’s New York “NON-PROFIT: Charities eye new avenue for riches: Silicon Alley” (December 20, 1999)
  • New York Daily News “The City’s Cyber Insider” (December 5, 1999)
  • New York Post “Silicon Alley’s latest marketing gimmick” (December 5, 1999)
  • “Pulitzer prizes online celebrity” (November 16, 1999)
  • New York Software News “Governors Island Plan Gaining Steam” (November 1999)
  • The Globe and The Mail “Notes from the Nerve Centres: New York” (October 30, 1999)
  • New Yorker “The Next Generation” (October 18 & 25, 1999)
  • Philadelphia Business Journal “Online publications sprouting up in town” (October 4, 1999)
  • International Associated Press “Silicon Planet: It’s a wired, wired world: Here’s an atlas of digital hotspots” (March 1-7, 1999, Financial, U.S. National)
  • USA Today “Hot Website of the Day” (February 24, 1999)
  • profile (January 19, 1999) profile”
  • She’s So Savvy” (December 11, 1998)
  • New York Times “Prospectus” (November 23, 1998)
  • Paper Magazine “Paperview” (October 1998)
  • New York Post “Media City” (September 27, 1998) Review of 1st Cocktails with Courtney (end of article)
  • The Industry Standard NEW YORK: Web Artists — Body Paint to Briefcases? (August 1998)
  • Nominated in “Best of New York” Gossip Columnists category (May 18, 1999)
  • Wild Wild Web Digital Celluloid “Silicon Alley Cinema” (May 18, 1998)
  • Yahoo! Internet Life Gurl Talk (March 1998)
  • The San Francisco Chronicle (August 25, 1997)
  • Svenska Dagbladet (August, 1997)
  • Jewish Week (July 11, 1997)
  • iWorld Developer’s Forum “Multiuser Virtual Environments II: The Palace” (June 5, 1996)


  • WABC, Heart of the Matter (July 7, 2000)
  • Oxygen Media, Pure Oxygen “Last Minute Travel” (May 25, 2000)
  • Yahoo! Broadcast, “The Webby’s” (May 11, 2000)
  • CNNfn, Digital Jam (May 5, 2000)
  • Channel 55, WLNY (March 2000 – present, various shows on the Internet)
  • The Silicon Salley Show, (April 14, 2000)
  • KEYE-TV, (Austin, TX) Evening News (March 13, 2000)
  • CNN Headline News & NY1, “Email privacy” Sunday – Tuesday (January 23-25, 2000)
  • CNN Sunday, “1999: The Year in Review online” (December 25, 1999)
  • Metro Learning Channel School’s Out (December 8, 1999)
  • Live with Regis & Kathie Lee (October 22, 1999)
  • CNN Financial News Entrepreneurs Only (June 30, 1999)
  • Metro Learning Channel Plugged In
    1998: May 8, July 22
    Metro Byte. “Best of NYC web sites — Transportation” with Bobby Rivers 8/11/98
    Metro Byte. “Best of NYC web sites — Entertainment” 8/11/98
    Metro Byte. “Best of NYC web sites — Restaurants” 8/11/98
    September 3, November 19
    Metro Byte. “Buying Books Online” 12/14/98
    1999: January 4, January 11, January 25, March 1, March 8, April 19, May 7, May 24, July 2
  • NY1 News On-line Banking (April 8, 1999)
  • KRON-TV New Media News (September 25, 1998)
  • Columbia University Journalism School project. “Travelers Umbrella Story” August, 1998
  • Wild Wild Web. “Silicon Cinema” 5/18/98
  • Interview by Dan Phillips for “Alley to the Valley Rally ’99” August 19, 1997, 1:00 AM, Franklin, TN
  • CNNfn’s It’s Only Money show, interview/recap on “Alley to the Valley Rally ’99” September 3, 1997, New York, NY
  • KGLO, Mason City, Iowa Noon news (August 20, 1997)


  • Visibility 2000 “Guerrilla Marketing” (June 6, 2000)
  • Digital Hollywood ” Internet Media & Women = E-Content + E-Commerce” (May 16, 2000)
  • Bootcamp for Startups ( “Let’s Do Launch” (April 11, 2000)
  • “Connecting the dots: The Internet as resource and career track” IFDA Education Committee panel (March 16, 2000)
  • “Day in the Life” Wharton Alumni Career Networking meeting (January 25, 2000)
  • “Moving Your Brand Beyond The Web” (August 24, 1999)
  • The Learning Annex, “How to Spot Trends in Silicon Alley” (August 11, 1999 and ongoing)
  • NYU Entrepreneurs Exchange Conference (March 27, 1999)
  • New Media British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (December 3, 1999)
  • WWWAC Writers SIG (January 6, 1999)
  • Jupiter Conference (Winter 1998)
  • New York PC Users Group (Fall, 1997)
  • New York Mac Users Group on “The Palace” (Fall, 1996)
  • Produced Real Audio Radio Show on the Internet for WWWAC (1996 1997)


  • In addition to the weekly Cyber Scene newsletter…
  • Yahoo! Internet Life Contributing Editor (January 2000 – 2002)
  • Iconocast newsletter — Weekly addition about the New York cyber scene
  • Hamptons Country “Etiquette” (June, July, August, September 2000)
  • Empire State Report “Bringing Silicon Alley to Upstate NY” (July 2000)
  • Flatiron magazine “” (Spring 2000)
  • AlleyCat News — Monthly “Out and About” Column (May, June 1999)
  • AlleyCat News, April 1999, “The Women of Silicon Alley
  • MediaLife — Weekly “Cocktails with Courtney” column in e-mailed newsletter and website
  • The Washington Post, “Surfing: And For The Fairer Sex,” February 11, 1999, Web site review. Page C04, Section: Style
  • San Francisco Gate, January 15, 1999, “Silicon Alley: New media mecca on the rise”
  • Freelance New York, December 1998, “CYBERLANCING:Logging On to FREELANCE New York
  • Freelance New York, January 1999, “CYBERLANCING:Quality Control and Support
  • Time Out New York, November 12-19, 1998, “To Russians, with Love”
  • Channel’s Momentum Awards coverage, October 27, 1998
  • Weblab Talent Show coverage
  • — “Whirds” (January 1998)


  • Bill Lessard & Steve Baldwin — NetSlaves (April 5, 1999)
  • USA Today Hot website of the Day, (February 24, 1999)
  • Electra Profile in Cybergrrl’s Electra section (January 19, 1999)
  • She’s So Savvy
  • Profile in Cybergrrl’s Tech section (December 11, 1998)
  • New York Times, “Prospectus” (November 23, 1998)
  • Paper Magazine, “Paperview” section (October 1998)
  • New York Post, “Media City” (September 27, 1998)
  • The Industry Standard (August 1998)
  • Nominated in Sidewalk.Com’s “Best of New York” Gossip Columnists category (May 18, 1999)
  • Wild Wild Web TV Show: Digital Celluloid: “Silicon Alley Cinema” (May 18, 1998)
  • Yahoo! Internet Life Gurl Talk section (March 1998)
  • The San Francisco Chronicle(August 25, 1997)
  • Svenska Dagbladet (August, 1997)
  • The Net magazine (July 1997)
  • Dan Phillips Web Surfer’s Travel Journal (August, 1997)
  • Jewish Week (July 11, 1997)
  • iWorld Developer’s Forum “Multiuser Virtual Environments II: The Palace” (June 5, 1996)