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Prince Harry and Meghan make their first official engagement at the Queen’s Jubilee service

Barack Obama shares touching Platinum Jubilee tribute to the Queen

Australia, NZ hail the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee

Trooping the Colour 2022: See all the photos from the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Prince Andrew tests positive for COVID; will miss Jubilee celebrations

Four dead, including gunman, in Oklahoma hospital campus shooting, police say

Bill Cosby assaulted woman at Playboy Mansion, accuser’s lawyer says as civil trial starts

Princess Eugenie departs Frogmore Cottage and moves to Portugal

Kevin Spacey to face sex crime charges in the U.K

Do you still have your Harry Potter books? Christie’s to offer rare first edition ‘Harry Potter’ book in private sale

What is the Uluru Statement from the Heart?

Mona Lisa hit by a cream pie

Princess Charlene reflects on ‘difficult’ recovery following health battle

Meghan Markle visits Texas shooting memorial as community and leaders call for gun reform

How the NRA evolved from backing a 1934 ban on machine guns to blocking nearly all firearm restrictions today

Minutes before school attack, Texas gunman sent online warning

Royal Garden parties back in full swing despite the rain

Texas school shooting: at least 20 dead after 18-year-old gunman’s attack

The Queen visits the Chelsea Flower Show in a buggy due to mobility concerns

The pandemic created a new billionaire every 30 hours

Anthony Albanese sworn in as Australia’s 31st prime minister

End of an era: Queen Elizabeth won’t take royal salute at Trooping the Colour

Australia votes for change: Albanese to form government

Ed Sheeran ‘over the moon’ at birth of second daughter

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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.