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Keeping up With the Mompreneur Movement (Polina Opelbaum)

In our mini-blog series about mompreneurs, we introduced mompreneurs, discussed the marketing done by mompreneurs, and are now ending it with some final suggestions from six mompreneurs. These mompreneurs share their experiences and expertise on the best way to balance being a mom and business owner, the future of the mompreneur movement, as well as any final tips they want to share with moms running or looking to run a business.

Grammar Hammer: Every Day I’m Hustlin’… (Cathy Spicer)

A suggestion from a loyal reader (thanks, Cal!) is the subject of this week’s post. Is it “everyday” (one word) or “every day” (two words)? I’m also an admitted music geek, so I’m always inspired by song titles.

Both of these words refer to something that occurs on a daily basis. The best way to determine which word to use is always the context in which the word will be used.

Blog Profiles: Education Blogs (Christine Cube)

It’s back-to-school time.

I was scrolling through Facebook when it occurred to me that all of my parent friends, teachers, and school administrators are preparing to return to their classrooms.

So in this spirit, I dug into the massive world of education blogs and found some great sites. I also stumbled upon an immense universe known as Edublogs, an education blogging service powering more than 2.4 million Edublogs since 2005.

Say what?

Patient Engagement: The Future of Healthcare Communications (Polina Opelbaum)

Business Development Institute (BDI) hosted an event about how leading healthcare brands are planning for the future including integrating big data, digital, mobile and social for innovative communications that improve patient outcomes. The event was moderated by Steve Etzler, CEO/founder of BDI. Here are the seven panels and highlights from each panel:

MEDIAware: This Week's Media News & Updates (Kevin Frey)

MEDIAware, PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department weekly newsletter, features recent media changes in the industry. PR Newswire Agility members receive addition contact/outlet information for being members of our Agility community.

ProfNet Success Story: Crystal Cooper, Porter Novelli  (Angela Smith)

I recently caught up with ProfNet member, Crystal Cooper, a senior account executive at public relations firm, Porter Novelli.

She told me how she continues to gain media exposure for her clients using ProfNet.

Want To Be On The Winning Team? 5 Lessons From Fantasy Football (Alexa Manocchio)

With football season right around the corner and fantasy football on the minds of many pigskin enthusiasts, it’s a great time to take a look at what we can learn from this virtual gridiron to end up on the winning team.

Cooper Makes an Impression in Times Square (Angela Smith)

Congratulations to ProfNet member Crystal Cooper who was featured in Times Square as part of our Facebook promotion! Cooper, a senior account executive at public relations firm, Porter Novelli, shared her success stories on our Facebook page as part of our monthly promotion.

Upcoming #ConnectChat: How to Build a Strong Network (Polina Opelbaum)

Now more than ever, it is important to know how to connect with professional contacts. The challenge lies in how you build these strong networks. Social media plays a huge role in people meeting each other and forming professional relationships. Yet, it is equally as important to know how to form professional relationships offline and without the use of technology. Lisa Chau, social media strategist and PR and marketing consultant, will explain what and how to use social media when forming connections. Chau will also discuss the importance of not focusing all your efforts on social media when networking.

Media 411: Journalists Battle First Amendment Violations (Evelyn Tipacti)

The behavior of the police in Ferguson, Missouri towards the media has been alarming. According to journalists at the scene, police detained and arrested them without justifiable cause and have also assaulted them by throwing tear gas canisters in their direction. Reporters have been told to stop recording and equipment has been tampered with.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:48:27 -0500 http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/08/18/mompreneurs,_education_blogs,_building_a_strong_network:_top_blogs http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/08/18/mompreneurs,_education_blogs,_building_a_strong_network:_top_blogs ProfNet Connect has a wide array of great articles each month and today we're highlighting the top posts for August so far. Take a look, enjoy and why not try writing one yourself? You could find your post on our next list!

Keeping up With the Mompreneur Movement (Polina Opelbaum)

In our mini-blog series about mompreneurs, we introduced mompreneurs, discussed the marketing done by mompreneurs, and are now ending it with some final suggestions from six mompreneurs. These mompreneurs share their experiences and expertise on the best way to balance being a mom and business owner, the future of the mompreneur movement, as well as any final tips they want to share with moms running or looking to run a business.

Grammar Hammer: Every Day I’m Hustlin’… (Cathy Spicer)

A suggestion from a loyal reader (thanks, Cal!) is the subject of this week’s post. Is it “everyday” (one word) or “every day” (two words)? I’m also an admitted music geek, so I’m always inspired by song titles.

Both of these words refer to something that occurs on a daily basis. The best way to determine which word to use is always the context in which the word will be used.

Blog Profiles: Education Blogs (Christine Cube)

It’s back-to-school time.

I was scrolling through Facebook when it occurred to me that all of my parent friends, teachers, and school administrators are preparing to return to their classrooms.

So in this spirit, I dug into the massive world of education blogs and found some great sites. I also stumbled upon an immense universe known as Edublogs, an education blogging service powering more than 2.4 million Edublogs since 2005.

Say what?

Patient Engagement: The Future of Healthcare Communications (Polina Opelbaum)

Business Development Institute (BDI) hosted an event about how leading healthcare brands are planning for the future including integrating big data, digital, mobile and social for innovative communications that improve patient outcomes. The event was moderated by Steve Etzler, CEO/founder of BDI. Here are the seven panels and highlights from each panel:

MEDIAware: This Week's Media News & Updates (Kevin Frey)

MEDIAware, PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department weekly newsletter, features recent media changes in the industry. PR Newswire Agility members receive addition contact/outlet information for being members of our Agility community.

ProfNet Success Story: Crystal Cooper, Porter Novelli  (Angela Smith)

I recently caught up with ProfNet member, Crystal Cooper, a senior account executive at public relations firm, Porter Novelli.

She told me how she continues to gain media exposure for her clients using ProfNet.

Want To Be On The Winning Team? 5 Lessons From Fantasy Football (Alexa Manocchio)

With football season right around the corner and fantasy football on the minds of many pigskin enthusiasts, it’s a great time to take a look at what we can learn from this virtual gridiron to end up on the winning team.

Cooper Makes an Impression in Times Square (Angela Smith)

Congratulations to ProfNet member Crystal Cooper who was featured in Times Square as part of our Facebook promotion! Cooper, a senior account executive at public relations firm, Porter Novelli, shared her success stories on our Facebook page as part of our monthly promotion.

Upcoming #ConnectChat: How to Build a Strong Network (Polina Opelbaum)

Now more than ever, it is important to know how to connect with professional contacts. The challenge lies in how you build these strong networks. Social media plays a huge role in people meeting each other and forming professional relationships. Yet, it is equally as important to know how to form professional relationships offline and without the use of technology. Lisa Chau, social media strategist and PR and marketing consultant, will explain what and how to use social media when forming connections. Chau will also discuss the importance of not focusing all your efforts on social media when networking.

Media 411: Journalists Battle First Amendment Violations (Evelyn Tipacti)

The behavior of the police in Ferguson, Missouri towards the media has been alarming. According to journalists at the scene, police detained and arrested them without justifiable cause and have also assaulted them by throwing tear gas canisters in their direction. Reporters have been told to stop recording and equipment has been tampered with.

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Media 411: Journalists Battle First Amendment Violations The behavior of the police in Ferguson, Missouri towards the media has been alarming. According to journalists at the scene, police detained and arrested them without justifiable cause and have also assaulted them by throwing tear gas canisters in their direction. Reporters have been told to stop recording and equipment has been tampered with.

The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson has resulted in violent protests and has attracted media from all over the country. This is an important national story that warrants coverage but journalists are being forcibly censored in violation of the first amendment which protects freedom of the press.

No matter the event or the reasons for journalists being at a certain location, journalists have the right to cover a story. It is an outrage that journalists after identifying themselves as members of the press have been told to stop recording and have been arrested for – well, for what?

Wesley Lowery, a reporter with the Washington Post shares his experience in Ferguson here.

An Al Jazeera America crew had a tear gas canister land directly in front of them and a local TV station was approached by police with guns pointed at them. An account of that event can be read here.

The police have treated journalists the same way they do criminals. Reporters have the right to cover protests, to write about them and to record images. The ones who are committing the crime here are the officers. Once you identify yourself as media or as a member of the press, you are to be left to do your job as a reporter and to tell your account of what you are witnessing to the masses. It is a first amendment right.

Several media associations have made statements regarding the events that took place and their words apply to every situation where journalists gather to report on current events. Poynter has shared these statements from the National Press Photographers Association, Al Jazeera, the American Society of News Editors, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Radio Television Digital News Association, Huffington Post and The Washington Post in a post from Thursday.

When the press is physically assaulted for doing something they have every right to do especially after announcing themselves as ‘press,’ we have a huge problem. The authorities have no right to physically assault or detain a journalist without cause.  This cannot happen again. 

Photo courtesy of bing.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:51:26 -0500 http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/08/15/media_411:_journalists_battle_first_amendment_violations http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/08/15/media_411:_journalists_battle_first_amendment_violations The behavior of the police in Ferguson, Missouri towards the media has been alarming. According to journalists at the scene, police detained and arrested them without justifiable cause and have also assaulted them by throwing tear gas canisters in their direction. Reporters have been told to stop recording and equipment has been tampered with.

The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson has resulted in violent protests and has attracted media from all over the country. This is an important national story that warrants coverage but journalists are being forcibly censored in violation of the first amendment which protects freedom of the press.

No matter the event or the reasons for journalists being at a certain location, journalists have the right to cover a story. It is an outrage that journalists after identifying themselves as members of the press have been told to stop recording and have been arrested for – well, for what?

Wesley Lowery, a reporter with the Washington Post shares his experience in Ferguson here.

An Al Jazeera America crew had a tear gas canister land directly in front of them and a local TV station was approached by police with guns pointed at them. An account of that event can be read here.

The police have treated journalists the same way they do criminals. Reporters have the right to cover protests, to write about them and to record images. The ones who are committing the crime here are the officers. Once you identify yourself as media or as a member of the press, you are to be left to do your job as a reporter and to tell your account of what you are witnessing to the masses. It is a first amendment right.

Several media associations have made statements regarding the events that took place and their words apply to every situation where journalists gather to report on current events. Poynter has shared these statements from the National Press Photographers Association, Al Jazeera, the American Society of News Editors, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Radio Television Digital News Association, Huffington Post and The Washington Post in a post from Thursday.

When the press is physically assaulted for doing something they have every right to do especially after announcing themselves as ‘press,’ we have a huge problem. The authorities have no right to physically assault or detain a journalist without cause.  This cannot happen again. 

Photo courtesy of bing.

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Media 411: How Journalists Can Avoid Conflicts of Interest Journalists are human, obviously, making them fallible like everyone else. The difference is that their jobs as journalists require them to be more careful with the decisions they make while covering events, the time they spend with certain people and even the places they go on a night out with the family.

Some situations are more obvious than others and sometimes you may do something which at the moment seems harmless only to realize maybe it wasn’t the best thing to do, best place to go, etc. It’s happened to most of us.

They key to protecting yourself is being aware of what a conflict of interest really is and what it means for you as a member of the media. What I’ve shared with you below will hopefully answer any questions you may have or help teach you about avoiding tricky situations.

Six Ways Journalists Can Avoid Conflicts of Interest (About.com)

Guidelines for Avoiding Conflict of Interest (RTDNA)

NPR Ethics Handbook

The Pulitzer Center Ethics and Standards Policy

Journalists face conflicts of interest too (The SPJ Generation J Committee Blog)

Media Ethics (The Writing Lab, Purdue University)

Pressures on Journalists (The News Manual)

Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:51:10 -0500 http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/08/07/media_411:_how_journalists_can_avoid_conflicts_of_interest http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/08/07/media_411:_how_journalists_can_avoid_conflicts_of_interest Journalists are human, obviously, making them fallible like everyone else. The difference is that their jobs as journalists require them to be more careful with the decisions they make while covering events, the time they spend with certain people and even the places they go on a night out with the family.

Some situations are more obvious than others and sometimes you may do something which at the moment seems harmless only to realize maybe it wasn’t the best thing to do, best place to go, etc. It’s happened to most of us.

They key to protecting yourself is being aware of what a conflict of interest really is and what it means for you as a member of the media. What I’ve shared with you below will hopefully answer any questions you may have or help teach you about avoiding tricky situations.

Six Ways Journalists Can Avoid Conflicts of Interest (About.com)

Guidelines for Avoiding Conflict of Interest (RTDNA)

NPR Ethics Handbook

The Pulitzer Center Ethics and Standards Policy

Journalists face conflicts of interest too (The SPJ Generation J Committee Blog)

Media Ethics (The Writing Lab, Purdue University)

Pressures on Journalists (The News Manual)

Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com

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Media 411: Prepared Newsroom Leaders

Media 411: Prepared Newsroom Leaders Being a leader is hardly an easy job and whether you are working as a news director or in any type of leadership position in a newsroom, you are expected to handle whatever comes your way in a professional manner.

Many newsroom leaders are journalists who climbed up the ladder without any leadership training and although good journalists, may not be adequately prepared for being in charge of a staff and a news product. This makes the job difficult not just for the new leader, but also for those who have to report to them.

The list below includes some of the best articles I’ve found that give excellent advice if you’re in a leadership position or are about to start one. The key to doing well is being prepared.

Newsroom Leadership (RTDNA)

‘It will take passion’: A benediction for tomorrow’s newsroom leaders (Poynter)

Newsroom leader: Feedback ‘starts with being open to change’ (Reynolds Journalism Institute)

Why Many Journalists Make Poor Newsroom Leaders (And Ways to Make Them Better) (American Journalism Review)

Former Seattle Times Executive Editor David Boardman on the evolving role of the editor (World News Publishing Focus) 

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Media 411: Prepared Newsroom Leaders Being a leader is hardly an easy job and whether you are working as a news director or in any type of leadership position in a newsroom, you are expected to handle whatever comes your way in a professional manner.

Many newsroom leaders are journalists who climbed up the ladder without any leadership training and although good journalists, may not be adequately prepared for being in charge of a staff and a news product. This makes the job difficult not just for the new leader, but also for those who have to report to them.

The list below includes some of the best articles I’ve found that give excellent advice if you’re in a leadership position or are about to start one. The key to doing well is being prepared.

Newsroom Leadership (RTDNA)

‘It will take passion’: A benediction for tomorrow’s newsroom leaders (Poynter)

Newsroom leader: Feedback ‘starts with being open to change’ (Reynolds Journalism Institute)

Why Many Journalists Make Poor Newsroom Leaders (And Ways to Make Them Better) (American Journalism Review)

Former Seattle Times Executive Editor David Boardman on the evolving role of the editor (World News Publishing Focus) 

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Media 411: Buzzfeed's Best Media Lists Buzzfeed lists are everywhere, bringing fits of laughter to all who read them and admire their wit and cleverness.

The ones most humorous are the ones to which we can relate so I'm sharing Buzzfeed's most hilarious lists associated with media and journalism.

You're almost sure to find yourself in at least one of these.

Enjoy!

31 Undeniable Truths That Journalism Majors Can All Agree On

22 Things Journalists Know To Be True

How You Think NPR Reporters Look Vs. How They Actually Do

This Reporter’s Reaction To Team USA’s Goal Against Ghana Is Perfection

21 Incredibly Important Social Media Proverbs

Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:39 -0500 http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/07/25/media_411:_buzzfeeds_best_media_lists http://www.profnetconnect.com/evelyntipacti/blog/2014/07/25/media_411:_buzzfeeds_best_media_lists Buzzfeed lists are everywhere, bringing fits of laughter to all who read them and admire their wit and cleverness.

The ones most humorous are the ones to which we can relate so I'm sharing Buzzfeed's most hilarious lists associated with media and journalism.

You're almost sure to find yourself in at least one of these.

Enjoy!

31 Undeniable Truths That Journalism Majors Can All Agree On

22 Things Journalists Know To Be True

How You Think NPR Reporters Look Vs. How They Actually Do

This Reporter’s Reaction To Team USA’s Goal Against Ghana Is Perfection

21 Incredibly Important Social Media Proverbs

Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com

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