Aug 05, 2011

ProfNet Connect Blog Round Up – Rude Reporters, Hashtags 101, Building Communities

A snapshot of blogs on ProfNet Connect. Click the image to browse them all.

ProfNet Connect, our free online community for journalists, bloggers, PR pros, experts and communicators of all stripes,  features blog section where members can write and post as their hearts desire.  The site is chockablock with interesting content.  Here are some of the most popular posts from this week. Enjoy!

Why is That Reporter Rude?
If you’re a PR practitioner, there’s no doubt you’ve probably asked yourself, “Why is that reporter so rude?” Heidi Rafferty, a freelance writer and editor answers this question and provides some excellent insight into why this can happen.

Weekly Roundup: Branding Journalists, Using Wikipedia for PR and the Master of AP Style,_using_wikipedia_for_pr_and_the_master_of_ap_style

Jason Hahn, an editor at ProfNet offers this roundup of 10 interesting PR- and media-related stories found online last week.

Dear Gracie: Hashtags 101
Each week, Dear Gracie (ProfNet editor Grace Lavigne) answers questions from ProfNet Connect readers with advice from our network of more than 44,000 ProfNet experts. This week she tackles the question, “I’m an amateur Twitter user, and it’s not clear to me how and why I should use #hashtags. Since I can search for keywords on Twitter, I don’t understand what the difference is. What purpose do they serve? And is there a wrong way to use them? Sometimes I see really long hashtags — what’s the point?”

August MEDIAware
MEDIAware aims to bring you a selection of the most important media updates from the thousands available every day via MEDIAtlas, plus key media moves on the horizon, and a synopsis of interesting media news. Kevin Frey, senior media researcher at PR Newswire offers up this report each month.

Building an Online Community: Lessons Learned from ProfNet Connect
Sandra Azzollini, the director of online content and community at PR Newswire shares her insight on ProfNet Connect, the free online community we launched last year to connect journalists, bloggers, public relations pros, and experts. The site is coming up on its first anniversary in September and we’re taking a little time to reflect on our first year (so far) and to share some things we’ve learned about building an online community.

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