The best of Muck Rack: 7 more popular posts written by journalists

Jun 23, 2016
The best of Muck Rack: 7 more popular posts written by journalists

Here at Muck Rack, we've been publishing useful content for PR professionals and journalists for years.

With 50+ individual contributors and more than 100 posts to the Muck Rack blog just in the past year, we've got a lot of great posts to share on topics that impact those who work in the communications industry like media relations, social media, content marketing, journalism and more.

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In our feature "The Best of Muck Rack," we'll share some of our favorite Muck Rack posts around a certain topic. See past Best of Muck Rack posts:

The best of Muck Rack: 8 popular posts written by journalists

The best of Muck Rack: 6 posts all about social media

The best of Muck Rack: 5 posts all about pitching

Today, let's take a look at even MORE of Muck Rack's most popular posts written by journalists.

An unlikely career path: journalist to PR pro and back to journalist by Cherise Henry: "Choosing to go back into journalism after being in public relations isn’t very common. I know this. And I understand why people give me the raised eyebrow vibe when I tell them that I am indeed jumping back into the journalism world from nearly full-time PR."

America now has nearly 5 PR people for every reporter, double the rate from a decade ago by Mike Rosenberg: "I decided to dig into the numbers and what I found was a media landscape that has seen a huge rise in pitchmen and a big drop in news reporters, at a rate that surprised even a jaded newspaper reporter such as myself."

The 5 interactions this journalist has with PR pros by Kate Queram: "Apparently, there are 4.6 of you (PR pros) for every one of me (journalists), and yet most of the time, I can’t get a call back from a communications person to save my life."

Public relations pet peeves: IRL examples from a freelance journalist by Samantha Rea:  "Then there are PR pros who inspire me to jam my voodoo doll’s head in the toilet, after an especially nasty poo. This is a memo to those PR professionals."

Are cold phone pitches ever OK? by Nicole Fallon Taylor: "Ask any journalist about their preferred channels for receiving pitches, and I can almost guarantee that "phone call" is at the very bottom of the list."

From cop to reporter: my transition to journalism by Richard Paloma: "Journalism gave me a new zeal as I tracked down stories and tried to get the inside scoop to beat the larger papers in the area."

Four ways Billy Penn does local news that doesn't suck by Chris Krewson: "Here are a couple of ways we're trying to connect local news to an engaged, young audience."

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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