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More media=more stress for DC insiders

More media=more stress for DC insiders

A growing number of Washington insiders say they feel "overwhelmed" by too many media options, according to a study by National Journal.

Sky Media hires MWW as first PR agency

Sky Media hires MWW as first PR agency

Sky Media, the advertising sales division of Sky, has appointed MWW PR to raise its profile and increase awareness of Sky AdSmart technology, which tailors what is shown in ad breaks.

Former Huntsworth CEO Lord Chadlington's 2014 pay slashed

Former Huntsworth CEO Lord Chadlington's 2014 pay slashed

Former Huntsworth CEO Lord Chadlington saw his annual remuneration fall 29.5 per cent in 2014, from £1.033m to £724,000, after bonus payments to executive directors were scrapped because none of their financial targets were met.

Twitter hires BBC head of comms Sam Hodges as UK comms manager

Twitter hires BBC head of comms Sam Hodges as UK comms manager

Twitter has appointed Sam Hodges from the BBC in a new role as UK comms manager, PRWeek has learned.

Engadget, TechCrunch editors: We promise not to change after Verizon deal

Engadget, TechCrunch editors: We promise not to change after Verizon deal

Editors at tech-focused Engadget and TechCrunch swore to keep reporting critically on issues like Net Neutrality and NSA surveillance even after Verizon buys their parent company, AOL.

Twitter comms director Rachael Horwitz joins Facebook

Twitter comms director Rachael Horwitz joins Facebook

Twitter comms director Rachael Horwitz is to join social media rival Facebook in the role of director of technology comms.

Simmons and ESPN's breakup sends shockwaves over Twitter

Simmons and ESPN's breakup sends shockwaves over Twitter

The sports media giant is reportedly not renewing Simmons' contract.

When it comes to financial news, traditional media is still king

When it comes to financial news, traditional media is still king

Digital outlets lack the clout of traditional media when it comes to covering the intricate world of finance, according to a study from Gorkana.

Havas Q1 organic growth accelerates to 7.1 per cent

Havas Q1 organic growth accelerates to 7.1 per cent

Havas saw organic revenue growth accelerate sharply to 7.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, with a strong performance in North America mitigated by comparatively sluggish growth in France.

Social media PR goes into overdrive to capitalise on birth of royal baby

Social media PR goes into overdrive to capitalise on birth of royal baby

Brands aimed to generate positive publicity this weekend by shoehorning in references to the royal baby on social media, after the birth of Princess Charlotte was announced.

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 5.1.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 5.1.2015

GM invests $5.4 billion in US factories; Facebook garners $10 million in donations for Nepal; LinkedIn projects drop in Q2 revenue

Aspectus names Jibe's Jed Hamilton as North America MD

London-based PR agency Aspectus has appointed Jed Hamilton, former head of corporate comms at New York tech firm Jibe, as its North America MD.

Journalism 'losing control' in 'Wild West' era, says ex-BBC editor Simon Waldman

Journalism is in danger of "losing control" in the Wild West-style era of the "citizen publisher", according to the BBC News Channel's recently departed morning editor Simon Waldman.

FTI Consulting Q1 strategic comms revenue grows 4.4 per cent

FTI Consulting Q1 strategic comms revenue grows 4.4 per cent

FTI Consulting has reported a 4.4 per cent rise in revenue on a constant currency basis in its strategic communications arm in the first quarter of 2015.

The Relations Group to provide broadcast comms for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

The Relations Group to provide broadcast comms for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Broadcast and digital PR firm The Relations Group has been appointed to provide UK-focused comms support for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

PRWeek Global Awards: the winners revealed

PRWeek Global Awards: the winners revealed

Weber Shandwick won the Gold Award for Global Agency at last night's PRWeek Global Awards, the prestigious ceremony celebrating the best in public relations from around the world.

Next Fifteen FY profit surges as expansion continues with Encore and Animl acquisitions

Next Fifteen FY profit surges as expansion continues with Encore and Animl acquisitions

Bite and Lexis PR owner Next Fifteen has reported a 44 per cent rise in operating profit to £12.7m in the 12 months to 31 January, and announced two more acquisitions to grow its content and creative capabilities.

Newlink report: Digital platforms key in reaching Hispanic Millennials

Newlink report: Digital platforms key in reaching Hispanic Millennials

Hispanic Millennials account for one in five of the 92 million Millennials in the US.

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.24.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.24.2015

Comcast may abandon Time Warner takeover bid; Google financials miss expectations; Apple watch on sale today

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.23.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.23.2015

WPP reports 1.2% increase in Q1 for PR, public affairs; Comcast-Time Warner merger hits major roadblock; YouTube unveils new offering

Journalist Q&As

HGTV Magazine's Peterson gets crafty to reach homeowners

HGTV Magazine's Peterson gets crafty to reach homeowners

Three years after launching HGTV Magazine, editor-in-chief Sara Peterson shares how the publication stays fresh.

Fortune's Gharib: How digital media changed the CEO role

Fortune's Gharib: How digital media changed the CEO role

Fortune's senior special correspondent Susie Gharib talks about transitioning to broadcast journalism and why she rejoined the outlet in February.

The Advocate's editor on why the title chose Putin as 'Person of the Year'

The Advocate's editor on why the title chose Putin as 'Person of the Year'

Matthew Breen, editor-in-chief, The Advocate, speaks to Laura Nichols about the LGBT title's evolution in print and online, and how it chose its controversial person of the year.

San Francisco Chronicle's Audrey Cooper on the importance of local journalism

San Francisco Chronicle's Audrey Cooper on the importance of local journalism

Audrey Cooper, managing editor, San Francisco Chronicle, speaks to Laura Nichols about juggling two websites and a print product and the importance of local journalism.

Journalist Q&A: Zach Seward, Quartz

Journalist Q&A: Zach Seward, Quartz

Zach Seward, senior editor, Quartz, discusses the media outlet's website redesigns, its approach to native advertising, and the title's latest addition, The Brief.

Journalist Q&A: Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter

Journalist Q&A: Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter

Matthew Belloni, executive editor and blogger for The Hollywood Reporter, speaks to Lindsay Stein about the entertainment legal world and competing with showbiz outlets.

Journalist Q&A: Neha Gandhi, Refinery29

Journalist Q&A: Neha Gandhi, Refinery29

Neha Gandhi, executive editor at Refinery29, a lifestyle and fashion property, speaks about recent changes at the site and forging relationships with readers.

Journalist Q&A: Risk & Reward's Deirdre Bolton

Journalist Q&A: Risk & Reward's Deirdre Bolton

Deirdre Bolton, host of Fox Business Network's Risk & Reward, speaks about how she broke into the TV industry and how the show interacts with viewers on social media.

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.

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