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Reddit names Wikia's Philippe Beaudette as community manager

Reddit names Wikia's Philippe Beaudette as community manager

He is replacing Kristine Fasnacht, who left the company after five years.

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday, 5.26.2016

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday, 5.26.2016

Peter Thiel tells NYT why he took on Gawker; Is a Trump-Sanders debate in California in the cards?; Obama to visit Hiroshima; Fight for $15 protesters disrupt McDonald's plans; Twitter calls it quits on e-commerce research.

FleishmanHillard bolsters China leadership

FleishmanHillard bolsters China leadership

Cedric Vanhaver has been named head of corporate communications.

John Mullins rejoins Ruder Finn Asia

John Mullins rejoins Ruder Finn Asia

The veteran PR consultant returns to the agency as chief development officer.

Is it time for Twitter to drop its 140-character limit?

Is it time for Twitter to drop its 140-character limit?

As the company struggles to grant users more space, why not bust out of self-imposed prison altogether?

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 5.25.2016

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 5.25.2016

Peter Thiel backs lawsuit against Gawker; Violence at Trump event in New Mexico; Microsoft calls it quits on Nokia consumer smartphone push; Libre Initiative changes course amid Trump candidacy; Vice cuts jobs on two continents.

Portland pushes into new disciplines with 10 advisory council hires

Portland pushes into new disciplines with 10 advisory council hires

London-headquartered agency Portland has announced 10 new appointments to its advisory council, including Facebook's EMEA international affairs specialist, former ministers in the Polish and Indian governments and the founder of UK parenting website Mumsnet.

WPP announces new ANZ top-level PR appointment

WPP announces new ANZ top-level PR appointment

Kieran Moore has become the holding company's CEO for PR and public affairs in Australia and New Zealand.

Porta FY fee income grows 39 per cent but EU referendum brings 'slowdown'

Porta FY fee income grows 39 per cent but EU referendum brings 'slowdown'

Porta Communications saw fee income rise 39 per cent to £26.9m in 2015 - with growth of 14 per cent on an organic basis - although it experienced a slowdown in some project work this year ahead of the EU referendum.

PROI names Richard Tsang new global chairman

PROI names Richard Tsang new global chairman

Founder of Strategic Public Relations Group moves on from APAC regional role at the network to become first Asian chair.

FleishmanHillard hires China head of client service

FleishmanHillard hires China head of client service

Rachel 'Lichi' Hsueh joins agency to take up newly created position.

Ogilvy PR signs MoU with Prain Global

Ogilvy PR signs MoU with Prain Global

PR agencies announce strategic partnership allowing cooperation on new and existing clients.

FTI Consulting boosts APAC leadership

FTI Consulting boosts APAC leadership

Paul Downie and Paul Marriott both appointed regional chairmen in Asia-Pacific.

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 5.13.2016

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 5.13.2016

Zuckerberg addresses 'trending' list controversy; White House directs schools on bathroom use; Trump singles out Amazon, Bezos; BuzzFeed: How the Islamic State uses the internet; Woody Allen's publicity machine.

Pressure mounts on Facebook over Trending Topics 'bias'

Pressure mounts on Facebook over Trending Topics 'bias'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to meet conservative critics in a bid to persuade them that the social network is taking allegations that it has suppressed right-wing news sources seriously.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies boosts India leadership

Hill+Knowlton Strategies boosts India leadership

Michelle Pereira and Vidisha Chatterjee join the agency in senior management positions.

Instagram's new logo: Like it or not?

Instagram's new logo: Like it or not?

The photo-sharing app introduced a new logo on Wednesday morning. Did it learn a lesson from Uber?

Facebook's 'dynamic ads' come to Instagram

Facebook's 'dynamic ads' come to Instagram

Ads that show products based on consumer browsing history could be a natural fit on the image-drive, fashion-obsessed platform.

Should advertisers care if Facebook suppresses right-wing news?

Should advertisers care if Facebook suppresses right-wing news?

Three social media experts speak about potential impact on brands.

Priority Communications joins PROI

Priority Communications joins PROI

Malaysia's largest local PR firm has become part of the international independent agency network.

Journalist Q&As

Gawker's Alex Pareene on the site's political shift, Hulk Hogan, new media

Gawker's Alex Pareene on the site's political shift, Hulk Hogan, new media

Gawker's newly minted editor-in-chief Alex Pareene details the outlet's unique approach to covering the presidential campaign and editorial changes he has implemented since joining.

After stripping out nudes, Playboy says readers will stay for the articles

After stripping out nudes, Playboy says readers will stay for the articles

Editor-in-chief Jason Buhrmester talks to Dipka Bhambhani about the decision to cover up its models and where the iconic magazine goes from here.

Fox News' Martha MacCallum: Trump's campaign 'turning the model on its head'

Fox News' Martha MacCallum: Trump's campaign 'turning the model on its head'

The Fox News co-anchor talks to Laura Nichols about how Donald Trump is making the race for the White House essential viewing and how she leverages Twitter.

The Tablet tackles eclectic mix of topics from Anne Frank manga to life in Miami

The Tablet tackles eclectic mix of topics from Anne Frank manga to life in Miami

Alana Newhouse, editor-in-chief of the Tablet, talks about launching the brand's first print edition and the vital, undeniable role that long form plays.

For medicine & science coverage, news site Stat may be just what the doctor ordered

For medicine & science coverage, news site Stat may be just what the doctor ordered

Rick Berke, executive editor of Stat, speaks to Laura Nichols about the title's strategy to make health medicine and life science content compelling and deliver this news to a general audience

How decades-old Yoga Journal exploded onto digital after 40 years in print

How decades-old Yoga Journal exploded onto digital after 40 years in print

Carin Gorrell, editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal, speaks to Megan Costello about the brand's strategy to engage new enthusiasts and how it leverages digital to reach different demographics

ESPN's redesign reflects changing consumer habits

ESPN's redesign reflects changing consumer habits

Chad Millman, editor-in-chief of ESPN, speaks to Kathleen Treganowan about the sports media outlet's Web redesign and its efforts to cultivate a captive audience in a crowded market

The challenges and privileges of being a White House Correspondent

The challenges and privileges of being a White House Correspondent

Bloomberg's Margaret Talev talks to Laura Nichols about life on board Air Force One and how reporting from Inside the Beltway has changed due to the explosion of social media

Online content hub The Odyssey posts over 2,000 articles a week. And it's still growing

Online content hub The Odyssey posts over 2,000 articles a week. And it's still growing

The Odyssey started as a student-run newspaper, but has tapped into the Millennial zeitgeist to rapidly expand. Kathleen Treganowan talks to managing editor Kate Waxler about what lies ahead.

'We love it': The Onion's president on when people think the articles are real

'We love it': The Onion's president on when people think the articles are real

The Onion's president Mike McAvoy details how the satirical publication must constantly evolve its look and content to reflect the real-life news outlets it makes fun of