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RSS is essential for PR pros

Since CNN finally RSS-enabled its site this week, I thought it might be a good opportunity to re-iterate how important it is for PR pros to be using this technology to track breaking stories and…


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Heartaches of journalist bloggers

Wired published a great article today about the potential (or perceived) conflict between journalists’ personal blogs and the interests of the publications they write for. I discussed this from a PR perspective last week in…


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New business in a boom

Here’s an article in this week’s PRWEEK about new business. My wise counsel is included and distilled into one sentence (in bold right at the bottom – look hard), but still good to speak to…


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Companies which dooce

Boing Boing has produced a list of organizations which have fired people for blogging (or dooced them). It’s interesting to note the number of media organizations in this list. I wonder whether this is due…


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Blogging, journalism and credibility

Dan Gillmor is one of the keynote speakers at the forthcoming Harvard conference, Blogging, journalism and credibility. The interface between blogging and journalism is an interesting one, and I’m sure the conference will highlight many…


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Journalists who blog are outside editorial guidelines

Staff journalists often have their own personal blogs, where they cover similar beats as they do for their publication. These reporters use their blog to expand on issues raised in the publication, provide additional information,…


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Clients get creative

The FT has an interesting piece about clients poaching agency staff to fill in-house positions. It claims that "current levels of client poaching pose a major challenge for the industry." This makes little sense. Agency…


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Dooced

Nice piece from Jo Twist at the BBC Online about the legal ramifications of reporting corporate issues on personal blogs. Crossing the line can result in being ‘dooced’ or losing your job for something you…



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Books for Wordsmiths

Being in communications and interested in the written word, I usually get a good crop of language books for Christmas. Last year it was the truly excellent "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" by Lynne Truss, which…