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Media literacy is the social issue of our time

Media literacy is the social issue of our time

An increasingly put-upon media has started to retaliate against President Trump's fake news accusations, led by The New York Times with its 'hard truth' campaign - it is in the best interests of everyone in PR to join this effort.

The New York Times tackles fake news with hard truth campaign

The New York Times tackles fake news with hard truth campaign

Global media organisation The New York Times has launched a campaign that tackles fake news and underlines the commitment required to produce quality, independent and honest journalism.

Fanbytes' Timothy Armoo: Debunking 3 Snapchat myths

Fanbytes' Timothy Armoo: Debunking 3 Snapchat myths

Here are three misconceptions brands have about Snapchat. Why they're wrong.

Shazam's James Pearson departs for photo-sharing app Membit

Shazam's James Pearson departs for photo-sharing app Membit

Membit is an AR photo-sharing app that allows "pictures to be placed and viewed in the exact location they were captured."

What investors are asking Snap during its IPO roadshow

What investors are asking Snap during its IPO roadshow

On the second day of its IPO roadshow, Snap's founders fended off pointed questions from skeptical investors.

Emma Watson's new fashion Instagram will feature only eco-friendly brands

Emma Watson's new fashion Instagram will feature only eco-friendly brands

Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta and Stella McCartney appear in the "Beauty and the Beast" star's posts.

Facebook challenges Snapchat with WhatsApp status update

Facebook challenges Snapchat with WhatsApp status update

Soon after launching Instagram Live Stories, Facebook has made an update to WhatsApp that again challenges Snapchat ahead of its IPO.

Edelman veteran and APACMEA boss David Brain to step down

Edelman veteran and APACMEA boss David Brain to step down

David Brain, president and CEO of Edelman Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, is to leave the agency after 13 years.

Your call: Are reporter dossiers over the line? Or common practice?

Your call: Are reporter dossiers over the line? Or common practice?

Take our poll below or tweet at @prweekus with your answer.

Can a return to nudity save Playboy in an age of shareable media?

Can a return to nudity save Playboy in an age of shareable media?

The yearlong experiment in modesty ends, but the battle over the magazine's future rages on.

Facebook revamps Trending section amid fake news fight

Facebook revamps Trending section amid fake news fight

Announced in January, the changes were rolled out on Thursday. Facebook is hoping they cut down on the amount of fake news shared via the section.

Huntsworth expects improved 2016 with restructure of Grayling 'now complete'

Huntsworth expects improved 2016 with restructure of Grayling 'now complete'

Huntsworth has issued an upbeat trading statement ahead of its full-year trading update next month, saying it "traded well" in Q4 and stating that the restructure of Grayling is "now complete".

More than half of Snapchat users open, watch branded content

More than half of Snapchat users open, watch branded content

A new report shows a high willingness among users to engage with advertisers.

Llorente & Cuenca 2016 revenue grows 12.5 per cent

Llorente & Cuenca 2016 revenue grows 12.5 per cent

Spanish-owned comms agency Llorente & Cuenca has reported a 12.5 per cent rise in revenue in 2016 to €33.8m (£28.7m, $36m), although growth was significantly higher when excluding the impact of currency fluctuations.

International growth fails to offset US ad revenue decline at Twitter

International growth fails to offset US ad revenue decline at Twitter

Twitter's advertising revenue declined slightly in the fourth quarter of 2016 after international growth failed to offset an 11% fall in the U.S.

Facebook introduces machine learning to combat racial discrimination in ads

Facebook introduces machine learning to combat racial discrimination in ads

Advertisers can still target by ethnicity as long as ads don't offer housing, employment, or credit opportunities.

Breakfast Briefing, 2.9.2017: Twitter earnings disappoint again

Breakfast Briefing, 2.9.2017: Twitter earnings disappoint again

Shares of the platform were down in pre-market trading on Thursday morning after it released its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report.

Publicis reports €527m net loss in 2016 after Q4 slowdown

Publicis reports €527m net loss in 2016 after Q4 slowdown

MSLGroup owner Publicis has reported a net loss of €527m (£449m, $564m) in 2016 as revenue declined in the fourth quarter.

Interel buys US agency AMG - a 'significant step to becoming a global player'

Interel buys US agency AMG - a 'significant step to becoming a global player'

Belgium-based public affairs agency Interel has acquired US association management services and government affairs consultancy AMG for an undisclosed sum.

PR M&A grew in 2016 as sector 'fights back'

PR M&A grew in 2016 as sector 'fights back'

The number of global M&A deals in the PR industry grew slightly last year, as PR firms "fought back" against sister marcoms disciplines by buying agencies to increase their own specialist capabilities.

Journalist Q&As

Axios' Mike Allen: 'Too much journalism is too long and built for journalists'

Axios' Mike Allen: 'Too much journalism is too long and built for journalists'

The veteran of Politico and The New York Times talks about his latest venture and how it's helping to establish a baseline truth for people in several industries.

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.