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

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

As summer sizzles to an end, take a break from soaking up the sun to catch up on our five favorite PR/journalism posts from around the web in August. Also, stick around to discover the top five stories from right here on the Muck Rack blog.

Links We Loved

1. Amid constant layoffs, journalists should stop parroting each otherWith the number of journalists dwindling due to layoffs, Jeff Jarvis urges reporters to stop repeating each other's work.

2. Back-to-school guide for the PR professionalIf you're missing that "back-to-school" feeling, Laura Petrolino shares some ideas for making learning a priority in the months ahead.

3. I spent a month replying to all of my PR emails with "I love you": Ha! As a PR pro, how would you react if you received an email reply that said "I love you" in response to a pitch? Several PR pros experienced just that when they emailed Ralph Jones.

4. 4 writing hacks for when you just can'tExperiencing writer's block? Our friends at Launchsquad have some tips to get you out of the slump.

5. Three painful realities for new PR professionalsLucas Miller outlines three painful realities for those bright and shiny-eyed young professionals who want to make a career in PR.

Top Posts From The Muck Rack Blog

1. What is it that public relations professionals actually do? by Julia Sahin

2. 6 facts and myths about public relations by Michelle Garrett

3. The one killer skill that will make you a better PR pro by Tamsin Henderson

4. From cop to reporter: my transition to journalism by Richard Paloma

5. How to turn your PR around: a to-do list by Hanh Nguyen

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

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