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

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

Whoa..the first month of 2015 seriously flew right on by! How's your new year treating you? Well, we hope! If you've resolved to stay up-to-date on all things PR, media and journalism, you're in the right place.

Now that we're full steam ahead into 2015, let's recap our five favorite PR/journalism posts from around the web in January. Also, read on to discover the top five stories from right here on the Muck Rack blog.

Links We Loved

1. The ultimate guide to media interviewsIf you're in need of an all-encompassing guide to media interviews and media training, look no further than Gini Dietrich's monster blog post. The (FREE) guide includes dos and don'ts for interviews, tips on body language, ideas to manage difficult questions and much more.

2. Guest blogging spotlight: Muck RackFuture Muck Rack guest bloggers...read this post. The Write Life interviewed Muck Rack all about what it takes to write a guest blog post for our site. 

3. How to pitch the modern journalist: We all know that media relations is an ever-changing practice. Arik Hanson breaks down the report we worked on with Edelman and NewsWhip and shares ideas on how PR pros can help our journalist friends even more as the landscape continues to change.

4. Four new Facebook rules for 2015If Facebook is one of the tools in your PR and social media aresenal this year, you better know the rules! Kami Huyse breaks down four rules you need to know, including tips about promotional language and calls to action. Stay on Facebook's nice list in 2015!

5. This is what happens when you ask 12 blog editors about increasing productivityOne of our Muck Rack guest bloggers, Kayla Matthews, reached out to ask yours truly for my best productivity tip. She rounded up my thoughts (and 11 others!) in this useful post for the Coschedule blog. Get ready to be more productive!

Top Posts From The Muck Rack Blog

1. 10 ways PR will change in 2015 (and 5 ways it won't) by Julia Sahin

2. Why you should NEVER ask the media for a retraction by Matthew Whittle

3. Six biggest miscues journalists make when jumping to the "dark side" by Marco Greenberg 

4. 5 tips for verifying citizen footage that every journalist should know by Madeleine Bair

5. 6 reasons being a journalism intern doesn’t suck (from a real journalism intern) by Elena Grande

Did we miss anything? Share your favorite PR and journalism links from the month of January 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. 

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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