The Conversation: Great Content for Free

Great content is there for the taking at The Conversation, a non-profit publisher with offices in the US and seven countries overseas. The Conversation disseminates its content under a Creative Commons license. This means that anyone can republish an article for free as long as one doesn’t edit it, and credits both the author(s)as well as The Conversation itself.

Learn How to Analyze Editorial Through the Lens of Ethics

Can you trust columnists and contributors to be fair to the companies they write about, and to be free from biases and conflicts of interest? In the age of the "indie influencer," we can hope for these things. We also can put in the work. Here's the SWMS guide for where to look and what to look for, to avoid engaging with compromised publications or individuals.

Overheard in Clubhouse: Advice for the PR-Curious

Have you made the time yet to join Clubhouse and take part in a conversation? We finally got around to it this week and it helped us understand that social audio will alter the landscape in talk radio, webinars, virtual events and social media overall.

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'Two Questions': Mary Ann Azevedo, TechCrunch

SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco writes: Mary Ann Azevedo has long been respected by PR professionals for her prompt and always courteous communication and honest, kind feedback. With her recent move to TechCrunch, accompanied by a new beat, we sat down with her to ask her “Two Questions...”

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Alex Konrad: A Deeper Look

Forbes senior editor Alex Konrad gave us a metric ton of insight this month — one article just wasn’t enough. So this week we plumb the notebook of SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco, who interviewed Alex earlier this month, and present the rest of Alex’s thoughtful and heartfelt advice for PR pros looking to win his attention.

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New Publication: Robotics World

If you’ve got stories to tell about robotics, you’ve got a new place to tell them. Launched in January, Robotics World is led by none other than Keith Shaw, a longtime IDG edit vet and the former EIC of Robotics Business Review. Robotics World is published by Ontario, Canada-based Kerrwil Publications Limited -- not IDG.

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Analysis: Protocol's 'Live Journalism'

PR pros can learn a lot about Protocol Enterprise as a brand — and about the art of interviewing — by watching the Mar. 9 Protocol Live web event, in which senior Protocol reporters Tom Krazit and Joe Williams interview executives from Google and industrial IoT startup Webee.

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