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Chinese president arrives for first meeting with Trump

UN meets as West gathers evidence of Syria gas attack; US hints at ‘action’

Five Minutes With: Rupert Grint

Syria: dozens, including children, die in toxic gas attack; Assad blamed

Russia hunts suspects after blast kills 11 in St Petersburg metro

Five Minutes With: Lisa Kudrow

Nature’s fury: 200 lost in Colombia mudslide, 5 die in Australian floods

Syria: the human tragedy that the world forgot

Cyclone Debbie rescue efforts hit by flooding, ‘phenomenal’ rain

Debbie pounds, drowns Queensland for second day

Cyclone Debbie: Eye of the storm hits north Queensland

One last bow for Reynolds, Fisher

Update: Evacuations, blackouts as Cyclone Debbie nears Queensland

Shell-shocked Mosul survivors tell of US airstrike hell

The reality show that was just a little too … real

London attack: the victims, the vigil, the aftermath

Update: Five dead in attack outside London’s parliament buildings

New Zealand accused of cover-up over Afghan civilian deaths

Revealed: FBI secretly investigating Trump, Russia election links

Adele: she came, she sang, she conquered Australia. Now for NZ

‘Au revoir for now’: Wills and Kate bid farewell to Paris

Revealed: the top-secret plan for the day when the Queen dies

Five Minutes With: Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange

Europe cheers as Dutch voters say no to anti-Islam, anti-EU firebrand

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New media professionals enter the industry with an innate passion for keeping people informed – although most probably don’t realize that keeping people informed is now a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week commitment.

Once limited by time zones and printing press schedules, reporting has profoundly changed with the onset of digital communication. Most outlets have switched to 24-hour cycles to meet the growing need to deliver the most immediate and compelling news at every hour of every day.

Many of us have woken to breaking news that surfaced while we were capturing some much-needed sleep. The thing is, news never sleeps. Skeleton crews of journalists, editors, copy editors, illustrators, graphic designers, photographers and cameramen all remain on duty after normal business hours at every operating outlet – whether it’s a television station, online outlet, wire bureau or radio station – poised to cover breaking news, even if that breaks at 3:45 a.m.

As public relations professionals, our job, too, is deeply entrenched in the news – in fact, we are often the ones making it. With the 24/7 cycle comes various pros and cons that we, too, must take into consideration as we counsel our clients through breaking moments or even the run-of-the-mill daily dissemination.