Media Person You Need To Know: Beth Rigby


What’s her beat?  Beth Rigby is someone everyone will come to know over the next few weeks as the pot boils over on Brexit. She is the Political Editor of Sky News as of April 12 2019. Describe her in a sentence. A stand-out, no-nonsense political journalist who isn’t afraid to tell it like it […]

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Must-Listen Podcast Episode: Political Writer, William Davies On Fake News On The Guardian’s Audi Long Reads


The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads podcasts are a collection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in print and online. Where will you find it?  You can listen to the podcast on Apple or on PlayerFM. Why should you listen to this episode? In a world where audiences are increasingly suspicious of the ‘official’ stories […]

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Media In Focus: Stratechery


What is it in a sentence? Stratechery is a subscription-based newsletter featuring in-depth commentary on tech and media news founded by Ben Thompson in 2014. Why is it interesting? As a PR person, our job is to make the news for our client or organisations. Every day we are responsible for coming up with ideas, […]

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Must-Read Book: Manage Your Day-to-Day. Edited by Jocelyn K. Glei


If you work in PR or communications the ability to create is a very valuable talent. It took me quite a while to recognise that I am a creative person, and it took me even longer to come to terms with how to exercise creativity in my life. You could say I was failed by […]

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The Mid-Week PR Read Resource Notes – Issue 6


At MediaHQ, we always go the extra mile to make things easier for you and thus we’ve put together all the resources you need for further reading on this week’s PR essentials. 1. Must-Read Book: The Speechwriter by Barton Swaim The Speechwriter brings you inside the spin-room of the modern politician in a caustic and […]

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Media Person You Need To Know: Peter Vandermeersch


Who is he – in a single sentence?  Belgian national, Peter Vandermeersch is the new (appointed in August) Publisher of Independent News and Media. As a PR person – Why do I need to know him? Independent News & Media (INM)  is Ireland’s largest media group. In July the Government gave the green light to […]

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PR Tactic: The Long Tail Local Story


What is it? It’s when you have a good story that affects many communities in Ireland, and you decide to send a localised version of it out to various different local media markets. Why should you use it? When I was growing up there were three newspapers purchased in our house every week. The Irish […]

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Must-Read Book: The Information Diet: A Case For Conscious Consumption By Clay A. Johnson


I’ve been working in Public Relations and Communications for over 20 years now. I find that it’s healthy to ask myself, at least once a week: ‘What is my job exactly?’ It’s not that I’m trying to force an existential crisis on myself, but merely that I think probing the heart of what makes us […]

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Journalist You Need To Know: Pandora Sykes


Who is it?  Pandora Sykes, UK-Based–Contributing Editor & Digital Columnist at ELLE magazine and co-host of The High Low podcast. What makes her tick? She is a working mother who returned to work just eight weeks after her daughter was born. In her journalism, she explores both the pressure and guilt felt by modern-day working […]

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