Muck Rack's monthly top picks: 5 links we loved in April

May 03, 2016
Muck Rack's monthly top picks: 5 links we loved in April

Well, hello there, May! Just like that, another month has passed us by. 

Take a look at the top PR/journalism posts around the web from the month of April. Also, stick around to discover the top five stories from right here on the Muck Rack blog.

Links We Loved

1. 5 moments from the Shorty Awards that show the power of new mediaApril is always one of our favorite months of the year because....SHORTY AWARDS! Mashable's Proma Khosla highlighted 5 moments from the Awards (Oh, and you can catch Muck Rack's recap here).

2. 4 major PR headaches—and their remediesWorking in public relations is great, but like any job, it comes with its fair share of headaches. Frank Strong details four of 'em and how to deal.

3. A PR pro’s guide to Facebook News and new featuresAre you paying attention to Facebook, PR pros and journalists? They are making all kinds of changes that impact our industries. Gini Dietrich breaks it down.

4. The Snapchat 101: The Best, Coolest, Smartest, Weirdest Accounts on the Hottest Social Network on Your Phone​Prepare to spend even more time consuming Snapchat stories! NY Magazine's Madison Malone Kircher and Caroline Moss and compiled a list of 101 Snapchatters you should be following. (Muck Rack is compiling a list of journalists on Snapchat- if you fit that category, let us know!)

5. The changing media landscape…and what it means for media relations: Interesting. PR pro Arik Hanson says, "The media world shifted. But, we (public relations professionals) haven’t shifted with it." Agree or disagree?

Top Posts From The Muck Rack Blog

1. America now has nearly 5 PR people for every reporter, double the rate from a decade ago by Mike Rosenberg (This post is going viral with more than 700 shares!)

2. Media outlets and journalists on Snapchat: here's who you should follow by Kelsey Leavey

3. Why journalists should hire PR pros in the newsroom by Julia Sahin

4. Boldness, aspiration and vision: how hip hop changed communications by Eric Hazard

5. Craft more powerful headlines: get more eyes on your content by David Sawyer

Did we miss anything? Share your favorite PR and journalism links from the month of April in the comments below. Tip us off to other great posts for future link roundups by shooting us an email at 

Jessica Lawlor is the features editor for the Muck Rack blog. She is a communications professional, writer, personal branding expert and speaker in the Philadelphia area. After six years in the corporate PR world, Jessica left her job to run her own communications agency, blog/brand and teach yoga. She blogs at about getting gutsy: stepping outside your comfort zone to reach your goals and live a life that makes you truly happy.

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About the author

CEO at JL&Co. Founder of the #GetGutsy blog. Managing editor at @thewritelife & @muckrack. @templeuniv adjunct, alum & @templewomen founder. Yoga teacher.

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