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

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

Hello, June! Summer is unofficially here, but that doesn't mean the great PR/journalism content stops. Let's recap our five favorite PR/journalism posts from around the web in May. Also, read on to discover the top five stories from right here on the Muck Rack blog.

Links We Loved

1. How we covered the crash of Amtrak 188: Journalism in 2015 is certainly different than journalism even five years ago. Learn how mobile-first news site Billy Penn covered the tragic Amtrak derailment in May, courtesy of editor Chris Krewson.

2. The Hillary Clinton PR CampaignYou can always count on Gini Dietrich to break down the latest current event through an intelligent PR lens. Gini analyzes the communications plan the Clinton team has employed now that she's officially thrown her hat in the ring for 2016.

3. Scoring With Business PressWant to work with top business media outlets? Leslie Grant from Shift Communications has some handy tips.

4. 8 Reasons PR Firms Get FiredDave Manzer dishes on the eight reasons why a PR firm might get fired. Hint: it's really up to both the agency AND the client to ensure success in a PR engagement.

5. Going Beyond the Pitch: Building Meaningful Media RelationshipsWant to build better relationships with the media? Shannon Felder of Lewis PR explains how you can do just that.

Top Posts From The Muck Rack Blog

1. Why working for a small PR agency is good for your career by Corina Manea

2. 5 PR tricks to help you fake it 'til you make it by Crystal Richard

3. Three tips to increase your creative PR quotient by Deirdre Breakenridge

4. 6 essentials for a successful public relations internship program by Julia Sahin

5. How to approach pitching print versus broadcast by Zach Burrus

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