Aug 19, 2011

ProfNet Connect Blog Roundup: Facebook for Journalism, Social Networks & the London Riots, Breaking into Product Placement

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 people and content.  Here are some of the most popular posts from this week. Enjoy!

Breaking News: When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up
It feels timely to revisit a tried and true PR tactic after the riots in London: rapid response. When should you do it and when should huddle in front of the TV with your family and hope for a happy ending? Beth Monaghan, principal and co-founder of InkHouse Media+Marketing shares her perspective.

StudentAdvisor is looking for College Experts
Could you help a student and their family on the quest for the right college? StudentAdvisor is the home for trusted college conversations and they’re on the hunt to find the best advisors, college admissions professionals and experts to feature on their site.

Dear Gracie: Breaking Into Product Placements
Each week, Dear Gracie answers questions from ProfNet Connect readers with advice from our network of more than 44,000 ProfNet experts. This week she helps answer the question, “How do I get my product featured in a movie, or on a TV show or news program?”

Social Networks & the London Riots: Don’t Shoot the Messenger
Samantha McGarry, vice president at InkHouse Media+Marketing and a native of London, found it troubling that many newspaper, TV and online reports purported that social networks were somehow to blame for the rioting and looting. To this she says “rubbish,” and much more in this post.

#ConnectChat Recap: Using Facebook for Journalism
On Tuesday, August 16, ProfNet Connect hosted a #ConnectChat featuring Kim Bui, social media and community editor at KPCC, a part of Southern California Public Radio, a member-supported public radio network. The topic of the chat was Using Facebook for Journalism, where Kim shared her experiences both as a journalist and community editor to provide advice regarding how Facebook can be used to help members of the media. Sandra Azzollini, director of online content and community at PR Newswire moderated the event.

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