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

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

Whether you like it or not, fall is here and we're charging on into the last three months of 2014! (Can you believe that?!) While you're soaking up these gorgeous autumn days, take a moment to check out our five favorite PR/journalism posts around the web in September. Also, read on to discover the top five stories from right here on the Muck Rack blog.

Links We Loved

1. I read and replied to every single PR email I received for a weekEveryone knows journalists get a ton of emails, but this experiment by Newsweek's Zach Schonfeld brings to light just how many PR pitches a journo gets per week. This is a fascinating read.

2. Three rules for media interviewsPrepping for a media interview? Daphne Gray-Grant offers up three solid tips for interviews in this guest post for the Spin Sucks blog. 

3. How to be a guest expert on any television news programThis may be the single best post I've ever read about getting yourself (or a client) on TV as a guest expert. Know who the author is? Peter Shankman, who regularly appears on TV as an expert. PS- the post even includes scripts you can adapt for yourself! Read this post.

4. What's in your fall 2014 communications toolkit?A new season is a fresh chance to start anew. Deirdre Breakenridge shares nine free and paid resources that can help improve your communications program this fall.

5. #NiceToTweetYou: 7 PR influencers to follow this monthWe may be a little biased because we're on the list (thanks Kate!) but we love this list of 7 PR influencers to follow on Twitter from Belle Communications. 

Top Posts From The Muck Rack Blog

1. Life in the newsroom: expectaton vs. reality by Sierra Shafer

2. The accidental journalist: how a lawyer inadvertently blogged his way into a journalism career by Jonathan Handel

3. A 10-step action plan for winning over reporters by Julia Sahin

4. 5 cardinal rules of interacting with journalists and influencers on Twitter by Alicia Lawrence

5. 3 tactics communicators can use to beat writer's block by Kristin Dziadul

Did we miss anything? Share your favorite PR and journalism links from the month of September 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 PR professional in the Philadelphia area and blogs at about getting gutsy- stepping outside your comfort zone to reach your goals. 

PS- Muck Rack is looking for guest bloggers! If you’re interested, check out our submission guidelines and send us a pitch. 

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