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Princess Charlene shares new family photo for Easter

‘The greatest pain any parents can feel’: Cristiano Ronaldo announces death of baby son

The Royal family celebrate Easter with service at St. George’s Chapel

Prince Harry and Megan touch down in the Netherlands

The Queen is still “very tired and exhausted” after recovering from COVID

Will Smith banned from attending Oscars for 10 years after slap

Russia suspended from UN human rights council, Putin ‘blacklists’ Jacinda Ardern

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ star and ’60s teen idol, Bobby Rydell, dies age 79

Meet the Ukrainian family that found refuge in Prague’s Russian community

Ashley Bloomfield resigns from his role as Director-General of Health

‘A viable path to halving global emissions by 2030’: Key findings in the IPCC report

The Russian diaspora isn’t showing much support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine peace negotiations: how far are the two sides from a settlement that could stick?

Empty strollers in Lviv square send stark message about children killed during the Ukraine invasion

Why can floods like those in NSW’s Northern Rivers come in clusters?

What would give Vladimir Putin a face-saving way to exit Ukraine?

Bruce Willis to retire from acting after degenerative medical diagnosis

Royal Family pays tribute to Prince Philip at memorial service

‘A central European miracle’: why the city of Lviv is so important for Ukraine

Ukraine’s women fighters reflect a cultural tradition of feminist independence

Topp Twins’ breast cancer battle: ‘We both feel so loved’

Why did Russia invade Ukraine? FAQs about the conflict that has shocked the world

President Zelensky thanks Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis for raising over $35 million for Ukraine

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies, aged 50

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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.