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Time to end the Trump myopia

Time to end the Trump myopia

PR pros are set for a busy few months as CEOs return from holiday asking their communications teams to prepare proactive plans to address what happens if they get "Trumped".

Golin to offer free London accommodation to new interns

Golin to offer free London accommodation to new interns

Golin has pledged to house new interns rent-free in London Zones One or Two for their first month, and offer an interest-free loan for a deposit and first month's rent in the capital.

Beattie CEO says sexism storm around Kevin Roberts 'irrelevant' to his new role

Beattie CEO says sexism storm around Kevin Roberts 'irrelevant' to his new role

Accusations of sexism that led to Kevin Roberts leaving his role at ad group Saatchi & Saatchi are "irrelevent" to the CEO of the UK comms agency of which he has now been appointed chair.

Monica Gil joins NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises in EVP role

Monica Gil joins NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises in EVP role

Based in Miami, Gil will oversee corporate comms, government relations, community relations, and company-wide initiatives.

Univision ups Rosemary Mercedes to chief communications officer

Univision ups Rosemary Mercedes to chief communications officer

She has served as the company's interim head of corporate comms and PR since last summer.

5 questions for Gary Vaynerchuk on his move into publishing

5 questions for Gary Vaynerchuk on his move into publishing

Vaynerchuk created a company, The Gallery, to house his future acquisitions and companies in the publishing and editorial sphere.

Facebook hires ex-CNN anchor Campbell Brown

Facebook hires ex-CNN anchor Campbell Brown

Facebook has been dragged over the coals for not cracking down on the spread of fake news on its platform more quickly.

Snapchat owner accused of lying about user numbers ahead of IPO

Snapchat owner accused of lying about user numbers ahead of IPO

Snap, the owner of Snapchat, has been accused of inflating the number of users it has ahead of a possible initial public offering for $25bn (£20.2bn) by a former employer.

Twitter's big 360 livestream reveal makes little splash

Twitter's big 360 livestream reveal makes little splash

The social media platform joins the likes of Facebook and YouTube, which have already launched their own 360 livestreaming video features, albeit on a limited basis.

Breakfast Briefing 12.29.2016: Trump takes credit for Sprint jobs deal

Breakfast Briefing 12.29.2016: Trump takes credit for Sprint jobs deal

Snap positions itself as new Facebook in IPO road show; Dentsu CEO resigns; Morning Joe touts Trump links; PRWeek Editor's Choice

Twitter's head of news, government, and elections departs

Twitter's head of news, government, and elections departs

Adam Sharp left the social media company in December, the latest in a string of executive departures in 2016.

Breakfast Briefing, 12.28.2016: Cinnabon deletes Carrie Fisher buns tweet

Breakfast Briefing, 12.28.2016: Cinnabon deletes Carrie Fisher buns tweet

PRWeek US reviews 2016 and looks forward to a new year; Russia admits doping, denies state involvement; Rent the Runway seals investment deal.

Weber Shandwick roundtable to start dialogue on fighting fake news

Weber Shandwick roundtable to start dialogue on fighting fake news

The agency is bringing stakeholders in the comms world to the same table for a brainstorming session, scheduled in Q1 of next year.

Editor's Choice: Learnings from a tumultous year and a glimpse into 2017

Editor's Choice: Learnings from a tumultous year and a glimpse into 2017

No one will forget 2016 in a hurry, on so many levels. But what lessons should the communications sector take from a turbulent 12 months and how is the political and business landscape going to shake out in 2017?

Poll: What was the biggest social media craze of 2016?

Poll: What was the biggest social media craze of 2016?

Vote for the trend that broke the internet.

PRWeek and Hispanicize launch CMO Summit

PRWeek and Hispanicize launch CMO Summit

Inaugural event in Miami in April 2017 will highlight latest trends in Hispanic marketing and media - NASA VR strategist Evelyn Miralles will keynote.

National Ugly Sweater Day is a perfect fit for every brand

National Ugly Sweater Day is a perfect fit for every brand

The nation's most dubious holiday is back, and brands everywhere rummaged through their attic of social media tricks for a tweet that was just the right fit.

And that's the way it was in 2016

And that's the way it was in 2016

Twelve months have flown by and a tumultuous year has thrown up numerous lessons and challenges for PR pros.

Judge denies WPP's motion to dismiss Johnson discrimination suit

Judge denies WPP's motion to dismiss Johnson discrimination suit

CEO Gustavo Martinez created "a workplace cut through with hostility," says judge.

Pinterest debuts 2017 emerging trends on Today

Pinterest debuts 2017 emerging trends on Today

The Pinterest 100 annual list shows the man bun is out, Detroit is usurping Brooklyn as the hip style location, Kyoto is a must-visit, vegans are in and jackfruit is the new meat, navy is the new black, and Tuesdays are all about tacos.

Journalist Q&As

How Self is revamping its editorial vision as it sheds print

How Self is revamping its editorial vision as it sheds print

Editor-in-chief Carolyn Kylstra, one of the architects behind BuzzFeed Health, chats with PRWeek about Self's mission in the age of 360 social experiences.

The Financial Times' Gillian Tett on going global and staying hungry

The Financial Times' Gillian Tett on going global and staying hungry

Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor for the Financial Times chats with Sean Czarnecki about covering American politics and making sure print and online editorial teams play nicely.

The British are coming: Unilad founders dish on site's U.S. expansion

The British are coming: Unilad founders dish on site's U.S. expansion

Sam Bentley and Liam Harrington, aged 25 and 24, respectively, founded media brand Unilad two years ago and can now reach half of the world's Facebook users.

Soledad O'Brien discusses media, race, and Starfish Media Group

Soledad O'Brien discusses media, race, and Starfish Media Group

Media star Soledad O'Brien stepped out of the spotlight of national cable TV to work on content projects relating to social issues. Sean Czarnecki finds out about her new life as a contractor.

NPR's Kelly McEvers on creating long-form podcasting with emotional impact

NPR's Kelly McEvers on creating long-form podcasting with emotional impact

Kelly McEvers, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, tells Sean Czarnecki about her podcast project, Embedded.

Inside investigative journalism with ProPublica managing editor Robin Fields

Inside investigative journalism with ProPublica managing editor Robin Fields

ProPublica made headlines last December with its high-profile "An Unbelievable Story of Rape" collaboration with The Marshall Project. Sean Czarnecki talks investigative journalism with the nonprofit's managing editor Robin Fields

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.