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

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

We're just flying along through 2014, aren't we? Though February was a short month, we found plenty of worthwhile posts on our favorite topics (journalism and PR, of course) for your reading pleasure. Let's take a look at some of the top posts in the PR and journalism space online from the past month.

1. Top journalists are flocking to brands. Here's why: It's no secret that many reporters are leaving behind their outlets and joining agencies and brands. Natalie Burg explains why in this article for Contently. 

2. Helping PR interns succeed: Looking to develop or improve your PR intern program? These tips from Rachel Esterline for Heather Whaling's prTini blog are pure gold!

3. Upworthy details why it fact-checks every post (and why it used GIFS in a correction): If you thought fact-checking was a thing of the past, think again. This Poynter article, written by Craig Silverman, details Upworthy's comprehensive process to ensure everything they post on their site is 100 percent true.

4. Beyond tweeting: demystifying the social media editor: Ricardo Bilton, digital publishing reporter at Digiday, got the scoop from both established and up-and-coming publishers about the role of the "social media editor." 

5. Top takeaways from the 2014 Solo PR Summit: Whether you're a solo PR pro or not, you can certainly find value in the #SoloPR community. Their PR Summit took place in February and this post links out to several great event recaps jam-packed with goodies.

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

Jessica Lawlor is the features editor for the Muck Rack blog. She is a PR professional in the Philadelphia area and blogs at JessicaLawlor.com about getting gutsy- stepping outside your comfort zone to reach your goals. 

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