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Your call: Does PR need a new ethics code?

Your call: Does PR need a new ethics code?

In the wake of the Bell Pottinger scandal, perhaps PR needs to reexamine its industry ethics.

Sticking to the mission: Media figures on thriving in the era of Trump and fake news

Sticking to the mission: Media figures on thriving in the era of Trump and fake news

Top media figures discussed how they maintain their authority amid allegations of fake news at a Communications Week panel on Thursday.

Facebook and Google 'collaborated on anti-refugee campaign' during 2016 election

Facebook and Google 'collaborated on anti-refugee campaign' during 2016 election

Facebook and Google reportedly worked with a right wing nonprofit during the 2016 presidential election to target swing states with anti-Muslim and anti-refugee messages.

Twitter's 'aggressive' new rules detailed in internal email

Twitter's 'aggressive' new rules detailed in internal email

The 'aggressive' rules promised by Twitter have been leaked and include greater action in response to user complaints.

Snap partners with NBCUniversal to create shows for Snapchat

Snap partners with NBCUniversal to create shows for Snapchat

Snap has announced a joint venture with media giant NBCUniversal to develop and produce shows for Snapchat.

Facebook acquires app aimed at helping teens be nice to each other

Facebook acquires app aimed at helping teens be nice to each other

Facebook has bought social polling app tbh, which invites users to anonymously answer good-natured multiple choice questions about friends, and then sends the answers to the subjects in the form of compliments.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.16.2017: Women push back against sexual harassment with #MeToo

Breakfast Briefing, 10.16.2017: Women push back against sexual harassment with #MeToo

Plus: The Producers Guild of America could vote to expel Harvey Weinstein on Monday.

Twitter promises 'aggressive' rules on inappropriate content

Twitter promises 'aggressive' rules on inappropriate content

Twitter has set out an "aggressive" new stance to its rules around inappropriate content on the social media network.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.13.2017: #WomenBoycottTwitter tops trending topics

Breakfast Briefing, 10.13.2017: #WomenBoycottTwitter tops trending topics

Thousands of women are swearing off the microblogging platform in support of actress Rose McGowan. Plus: a top Samsung executive quits and Uber fights for its driver's license in London.

The Girl with No Job to Snapchat: 'Shame on you'

The Girl with No Job to Snapchat: 'Shame on you'

At PRWeek's Swipe Right conference on Thursday, the social media star had harsh words for Snapchat.

Facebook's Gary Briggs on Russian influence: 'At every level of the company this is a major issue'

Facebook's Gary Briggs on Russian influence: 'At every level of the company this is a major issue'

Plus: Boxed.com founder Chieh Huang outlined how his brand plans to steal market share from Walmart and Amazon.

LinkedIn promotes several on global comms team

LinkedIn promotes several on global comms team

Blair Decembrele and Suzi Owens have been upped to director; and Blythe Yee was named VP.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.11.2017: Facebook apologizes for VR tour of Puerto Rico

Breakfast Briefing, 10.11.2017: Facebook apologizes for VR tour of Puerto Rico

Mark Zuckerberg conceded the hurricane-crippled island wasn't the best venue for Facebook to show off its VR technology. Plus: Trump in Pennsylvania, Uber's growing list of legal problems, and misery for U.S. soccer fans.

Brands can embed more info into Snapchat with Context Cards

Brands can embed more info into Snapchat with Context Cards

Snapchat has introduced a way for brands to include information such as reservation information, reviews, and contact details with Context Cards.

Temple University researchers expose the pitfalls of social advertising

Temple University researchers expose the pitfalls of social advertising

VaynerMedia CMO responds: "There's both risk and reward on social."

Breakfast Briefing, 10.5.2017: Facebook responds to Russian ad scandal with full-court press

Plus: There's a rare consensus on gun control forming on Capitol Hill, and the Monopoly Man made a rare appearance in front of Congress. Plus: how not to act at a press conference, starring Cam Newton.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.3.2017: Las Vegas mass shooting shows big tech still has a fake news problem

Need-to-know news for today: President Trump is set to visit Puerto Rico; Uber's chief executive is in London; and Equifax's CEO is on Capitol Hill. Plus: IBM's lobbying push on DACA.

You can still do a lot with 140 characters

You can still do a lot with 140 characters

Twitter is testing an extension of its character limit to 280 but this week continued to demonstrate the massive power of the existing platform, whether it is President Trump or Russian operatives trying to influence the national agenda.

Your call: Will 280 characters change Twitter?

Your call: Will 280 characters change Twitter?

Twitter is expanding its 140 character limit to 280 characters, but is this really what the social network needs?

Nasdaq could sell its PR and media services products

Nasdaq could sell its PR and media services products

Nasdaq is looking at whether to offload some of its products used by PRs, including the press release distribution service GlobeNewswire.

Journalist Q&As

8 Questions for USA Today's Editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman

8 Questions for USA Today's Editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman

Newly installed editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman touts USA Today's investigative credibility and its network of 110 publications.

How a 129-year-old publication fits into the modern media diet

How a 129-year-old publication fits into the modern media diet

Editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg talks to Sean Czarnecki about running the historic National Geographic after being bought by 21st Century Fox and not trolling President Trump.

12 questions for OMGFacts and Dose.com's Dee Fabbricatore

12 questions for OMGFacts and Dose.com's Dee Fabbricatore

Dee Fabbricatore lifts the lid on an editorial approach that uses an algorithm to dictate the content her teams produce.

Cofounders Danielle Weisberg, Carly Zakin on how theSkimm keeps young America informed

Cofounders Danielle Weisberg, Carly Zakin on how theSkimm keeps young America informed

What to say when your agency colleague asks you for a reading recommendation... theskimm's cofounders chat with PRWeek about its smart but fun take on the news.

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.