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

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

May is almost here and that means that spring is officially in full swing! Let's recap our five favorite PR/journalism posts from around the web in April. Also, read on to discover the top five stories from right here on the Muck Rack blog.

Links We Loved

1. 5 questions on the future of press releases: Is the press release dead? It's an age old question for PR pros at this point. Patrick Coffee from MediaBistro interviewed Anna Campellini, head of strategy at Vizy – an Italian company that crowdsources multimedia press releases for her take.

2. What a Pulitzer winner leaving journalism over money means for PR: You may have heard that former journalist Rob Kuznia won a Pulitzer for his work at The Daily Breeze. You also may have heard that he no longer works in journalism. This opened up a big discussion about newspaper salary. PR pro and PRDaily columnist Kevin Allen explores the scenario further.

3. The 5 things I'm still pondering from SXSW: Heather Whaling of Geben Communications has recovered from the SXSW whirlwind and has some thoughts and reflections on what she learned. If you were at the mega-event this year, what's your take?

4. Keeping it professionally real on social media: Amanda Grinavich from Shift Communications offers up tips for being real on social media, while still maintaining a level of professionalism. It can be done!

5. The beauty of a day off: PR pros and journalists- take a day off! No, seriously. We know your busy, but do it anyway. Nuts PR founder Corina Manea explains why taking time off is important.

Top Posts From The Muck Rack Blog

1. 6 reasons why PR is a stressful job by Julia Sahin

2. Washington Post editor to newspaper luddites: ‘Get over it’ by John Egan

3. Pitching a journalist on social media? Read this first by Nicole Fallon

4. Crowdsourcing for journalists and PR pros: 4 tools you need to know about by Adrienne Erin

5. Communicators whiffing on media opportunities in the digital space by Jason Mollica

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@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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