Breakfast Briefing, 12.6.2017: #MeToo movement wins Time's person of the year

Let the anticipation build! The shortlist for the 2018 PRWeek Awards will be released today. Look for it in your inboxes and at PRWeek.com at noon.

Another magazine also announced something today: Time has named the #MeToo movement its person of the year for 2017. The shortlist included President Donald Trump, who claimed he turned down the recognition, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick.

Women who have been sexually harassed at media organizations are forming a support network. Called Press Forward, the organization will push for zero tolerance of sexual harassment in newsrooms and to make women more aware of their rights, according to the Associated Press.

The Trump administration is planning to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The message from many world leaders is that it’s a bad idea that could inflame tensions. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been silent on the move. President Trump will make his case for the transition today.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is claiming in his election memoirs that then-new-President-Elect Trump told him in a victory lap phone call that Hope Hicks had "about as much experience as a coffee cup" at the campaign’s launch. Hicks, of course, has far outlasted Lewandowski in Trumpworld, now serving as White House communications director.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hired a boutique PR firm this year to help it manage the UN’s moratorium on gene technology, according to Fast Company. The organization paid the shop Emerging Ag $1.6 million to recruit a group of academics and other duties, according to Independent Science News.

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