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Seven things to know Thursday morning

Seven things to know Thursday morning

Anonymous quotes explain Time Warner-21st Century Fox gulf, Microsoft expected to announce layoffs today; Civil rights groups demand Twitter released diversity data.

Comcast tells employees: Don't act like 'aggressive' sales rep

Comcast tells employees: Don't act like 'aggressive' sales rep

Comcast has a simple message for employees: Don't act like the 'aggressive' customer-retention representative who was recorded trying to stop AOL VP of product Ryan Block from cancelling his service.

LinkedIn acquires Newsle to keep users updated on their social contacts

LinkedIn has acquired Newsle, a web app that enables users to follow real-time updates on social media platforms about connections, contacts, and public figures.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks firm to help keep kids in school

Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks firm to help keep kids in school

The organization is looking for a firm to provide services including media relations and publicity, social media, celebrity endorsements, seasonal campaigns, message and partnership development, and national community-based events.

Wall Street Journal marks 125th anniversary with microsite, art show

Wall Street Journal marks 125th anniversary with microsite, art show

The Wall Street Journal is celebrating its 125th anniversary by focusing on how it has evolved over the years while staying true to its founding principles.

Twitter gives Stricker CCO title after he absorbs media oversight

Twitter gives Stricker CCO title after he absorbs media oversight

Stricker is continuing to report to CEO Dick Costolo with responsibility for leading Twitter's consumer marketing, global media, and worldwide PR efforts.

Porsche's Twork to join Infiniti Americas as corp comms director

Porsche's Twork to join Infiniti Americas as corp comms director

Based at the company's regional headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, Twork will report to Infiniti Americas VP Michael Bartsch, who also joined the company from Porsche Cars North America, where he was EVP and COO, last September.

Journalists see first consequences of European 'right to be forgotten' ruling

Journalists see first consequences of European 'right to be forgotten' ruling

British journalists told their stories will be removed from Google searches after "right to be forgotten" ruling; When is the right time for a CEO to disclose an illness?; Sandberg apologizes; Target asks customers to leave guns at home; US soccer nearly draws record ratings again.

TheNewsMarket launches platform to help clients build online newsrooms 'out of the box'

TheNewsMarket launches platform to help clients build online newsrooms 'out of the box'

TheNewsMarket, a content hub and distribution channel, has launched YourNewsMarket, a platform that enables brands to build an online newsroom or media center "out of the box."

World Cup 2014 spawns twice as many tweets as London Olympics

World Cup 2014 spawns twice as many tweets as London Olympics

New figures show 300 million tweets have been published about the World Cup, compared to 150 million about the Olympics during London 2012.

Study: CCOs favor traditional media over social for external comms

Study: CCOs favor traditional media over social for external comms

The study found that CCOs use traditional and social media for different purposes. For instance, 63% of those surveyed find traditional and social media to be equally effective for resolving a crisis or issue, while 76% of global CCOs said traditional media is better for disclosing financial performance.

Andy Coulson found guilty of phone hacking as Rebekah Brooks is cleared

Andy Coulson found guilty of phone hacking as Rebekah Brooks is cleared

The Prime Minister's former comms director Andy Coulson has been found guilty of phone hacking at the Old Bailey, while his ex-tabloid colleague Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all charges.

Al Jazeera drums up support for jailed journalists in Egypt

Al Jazeera drums up support for jailed journalists in Egypt

The network is distributing a simple message through traditional and social media: free them now.

Stricker to continue comms role at Twitter despite gaining media unit oversight

Stricker to continue comms role at Twitter despite gaining media unit oversight

Stricker will continue to report to CEO Dick Costolo and lead marcomms.

Justine Sacco joins Badoo as it relaunches Hot or Not

Justine Sacco joins Badoo as it relaunches Hot or Not

Hot or Not, a site that enables users to rate the attractiveness of strangers, has hired former IAC communications director Justine Sacco as head of PR as it relaunches in the US. Sacco was fired late last year by IAC for Twitter comments about Africa that prompted a firestorm on the microblogging service.

Eight more PR firms join Wikipedia compliance pledge

Eight more PR firms join Wikipedia compliance pledge

Eight additional PR firms joined Wikipedia's compliance framework for communications professionals on Monday.

Q&A: How Edelman enforces Wikipedia compliance among staffers, clients

Q&A: How Edelman enforces Wikipedia compliance among staffers, clients

Phil Gomes, SVP at Edelman Digital, talks with PRWeek about how his firm is enforcing Wikipedia's technical regulations among its staffers and clients.

Council of PR Firms joins Wikipedia compliance pledge

Council of PR Firms joins Wikipedia compliance pledge

The Council of Public Relations Firms on Wednesday joined more than ten communications agencies that have signed a statement outlining how they intend to comply with Wikipedia's policies.

PR firms outline Wikipedia compliance in joint statement

PR firms outline Wikipedia compliance in joint statement

Edelman, FleishmanHillard, Burson-Marsteller, and Ketchum are among the firms that have signed the framework.

Tony Blair lures Richard Taylor from top Morrisons comms job

Tony Blair lures Richard Taylor from top Morrisons comms job

Morrisons director of corporate affairs and comms and former Labour Party policy officer Richard Taylor has left the beleaguered supermarket to join Tony Blair Associates.

Journalist Q&As

Journalist Q&A: ABC's Byron Pitts

Journalist Q&A: ABC's Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts, ABC anchor, speaks to Lindsay Stein about leveraging social media to drive people back to TV, his interview wish list, and what to expect from the network in the coming year.

Journalist Q&A: CNN's Jake Tapper

Journalist Q&A: CNN's Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper, anchor on CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper, talks to Diana Bradley about the show's first year on air and how social plays an integral role in shaping content.

Journalist Q&A: Randall Lane, Forbes

Journalist Q&A: Randall Lane, Forbes

Randall Lane, editor of Forbes, talks about his obsession with news streams, how the brand has grown its digital traffic, and specific rules for PR pros when pitching writers.

Journalist Q&A: Marcy McGinnis, Al Jazeera America

Journalist Q&A: Marcy McGinnis, Al Jazeera America

Marcy McGinnis, SVP, newsgathering, for Al Jazeera America, talks to Diana Bradley about the news organization's grand plans to stay afloat, after its slow start in the ratings last summer.

Journalist Q&A: John Newlin, Livingly Media

Journalist Q&A: John Newlin, Livingly Media

John Newlin, group editor-in-chief of Livingly Media, talks to Sarah Shearman about strategies for digital titles and how online publishers are embracing native-advertising concepts.

Journalist Q&A: Jen Bernstein, High Times

Journalist Q&A: Jen Bernstein, High Times

Jen Bernstein, managing editor of High Times, talks about how the print edition is still the brand's number one product.

Journalist Q&A: Lou Ann Sabatier, CEO, MediaDC

Journalist Q&A: Lou Ann Sabatier, CEO, MediaDC

Lou Ann Sabatier, CEO, MediaDC, talks to Virgil Dickson about why its Washington Examiner transitioned from a daily newspaper to a weekly political-only magazine and website.

Journalist Q&A: Mitzi Miller, Jet

Journalist Q&A: Mitzi Miller, Jet

Mitzi Miller, editor-in-chief of Jet, talks to Virgil Dickson about the magazine's first redesign since its inception and ideas to draw in a new generation of younger readers.

Journalist Q&A: Ken Brusic, the Orange County Register

Journalist Q&A: Ken Brusic, the Orange County Register

Ken Brusic, editor of the Orange County Register, talks to Virgil Dickson about how the newspaper has expanded its content output and increased circulation figures.

Journalist Q&A: Andrew Pergam, The Washington Post

Journalist Q&A: Andrew Pergam, The Washington Post

Andrew Pergam, senior editor, video, at The Washington Post, talks to Virgil Dickson about the newspaper shifting focus toward video and packaging stories in multiple formats.

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