The PR Week 10.29.2015: Communicating the NYC Marathon; SXSW's panel pitfall

News editor Frank Washkuch and the PRWeek gang discuss the week's top PR- and communications-related stories.

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On November 1, more than 50,000 people will descend on New York City to participate in the annual New York City Marathon. Among them will be PRWeek's production editor, Gary McLaughlin, who recently spoke with the PR pros whose job it is to keep marathon-related communications running smoothly. Listen to the podcast below to learn what communication-related challenges face the organizers of the world's largest marathon.

Also being covered: Annual tech gathering SXSW's decision to drop two panels regarding online harassment and ethics in video games journalism, which prompted several notable attendees to withdraw or threaten to withdraw in protest; Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman's PRWeek Q&A; and more.

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