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

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

Happy November! Can you believe there are less than two months until 2016? Let's slow time down and catch up on our five favorite PR/journalism posts from around the web in October. Also, stick around to discover the top five stories from right here on the Muck Rack blog.

Links We Loved

1. Why “I want to get on Buzzfeed!” is replacing “I want to be on Oprah!”: Remember back in the day when every client wanted to be on Oprah? That has certainly changed. Arik Hanson explains.

2. Ten Ways to Treat Media Relations Like Dating: Whether you love dating or hate dating, Gini Dietrich compares media relations to courting a potential new love interest. Media relations just got a little more fun, huh?

3. Data and Storytelling: PR’s Peanut Butter and JellyLeta Soza shares why data and storytelling are PR's PB & jelly- AKA, the perfect pair!

4. Gift Guide Pitching: Christmas in October (And September and August and July…): While you may be a little late for gift guide pitching now, Peter McCormack has some tips for last-minute media opportunities.

5. 5 steps to creating a useful media contacts listIt's all about who you know, right? That's why you need a solid media list. Aly Saxe has some handy tips in this PR Daily article.

Top Posts From The Muck Rack Blog

1. 8 tips for handling media opportunities by Michelle Garrett

2. Editors carry the weight of the world. No big deal by Robby Brumberg 

3. PR is more than just media relations: here's why by Corina Manea

4. How PR professionals can adapt to shrinking newsrooms by Julia Sahin

5. Are you making these common press release writing mistakes? by Elizabeth Victor

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