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Social Media and the Assassination of an Ambassador – The Daily Beast

19 Sep

Remember the role social media played in Arab Spring? Our work as public relations practitioners and our colleagues’ work as journalists is dramatically different than it was just a few years ago. This time, social media helped spread the word (and create confusion) when public servant and Ambassador Christopher Stevens and four other foreign service workers were killed in Libya last week.

Social Media and the Assassination of an Ambassador – The Daily Beast.


How do you commemorate Sept. 11 — without being tacky?

12 Sep

The anniversary of a tragedy — especially the 10th anniversary — is tough to ignore. But, what’s the best way to honor that anniversary, and more importantly, what’s the right way to honor the anniversary. “The New York Times” explored how media outlets covered the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, but PR pros need to consider this question, too. How do we highlight the important work of our organizations without capitalizing on a tragedy? How do we pay tribute to the activities and people who responded without crossing a line? How we answer these questions says a great deal about our ethics and our priorities.

To read the “Times'” story on media outlets covering the anniversary, click below.

Media Outlets Walk Fine Line in 9/11 Anniversary Coverage – NYTimes.com.

AP Guidelines for Specific Situations – 9/11

26 Aug


Sometimes topics and events come along that the editors of The Associated Press Stylebook could not have foreseen, so “situational style” guidelines are necessary. In this case, the AP has created a guide for those writing about the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks.

The “situational stylebook”: AP creates a reference guide for the upcoming Sept. 11 anniversary » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism.