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Royal families gather for Prince Hussein’s wedding in Jordan

The heir to Jordan's throne married amid much fanfare on Thursday, in a glittering ceremony that the country's leaders, long backed by the West as a stabilising influence in a volatile region, hope will reinforce local and global alliances....

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Want to see a total solar eclipse? Here’s how to plan for it – and how to set your expectations in case of clouds

Man breaks into Auckland Zoo rhino enclosure, takes a bath in the pond

Mischa Barton to guest star on ‘Neighbours’ reboot

Artist sparks controversy by winning photography prize with AI-generated artwork

Prince Harry ‘had heart-to-heart with King Charles’ before it was announced he’d come to coronation

Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Take That to perform at King Charles’ coronation concert

Swinging Sixties fashion queen Dame Mary Quant dies aged 93

Millie Bobby Brown announces engagement to Jake Bongiovi: ‘I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, I want ’em all!’

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Rodents beware: New York City hires first ‘rat czar’

New Johnny Depp movie will open Cannes Film Festival

Harry Potter TV series, another Game of Thrones prequel in the works

Prince Harry to attend King Charles’ Coronation, Meghan and children to stay in LA

Celebrated Australian artist John Olsen dies at 95

Watch the powerful trailer for Michael J. Fox documentary ‘Still’

Kim Kardashian to star in new season of ‘American Horror Story’

Hilary Swank gives birth to twins at 48

Jamie and Jools Oliver get married again!

Royal Easter Parade! Prince Louis joins the royals for his first official Easter service

Sarah Ferguson tells Harry & Meghan: ‘You’re either in or out!’

Ben Affleck hopes to score Michael Jordan’s approval for film ‘Air’

Meet the next four people headed to the Moon – how the diverse crew of Artemis II shows NASA’s plan for the future of space exploration

Chris Hemsworth thinking of ‘slowing down’ after Alzheimer’s warning

Lewis Capaldi talks Tourette’s: ‘It’s got the better of me recently’

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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.