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The tale of two brothers: Princes William and Harry celebrate across the Atlantic

While the Prince and Princess of Wales hosted the Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace with his father, King Charles, the Prince's younger brother Harry was in New York City with his wife, Meghan, receiving an 'anti-racism' award. ...

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Kate Winslet donates £17,000 to keep child on life support

Sir Rod Stewart turned down $1 million offer to perform in Qatar

Chris Rock to be first comedian to perform live on Netflix

Ukrainian adventurer draws on camping skills to prepare for harsh winter

Man arrested after eggs thrown at King Charles and Camilla

Daniel Craig busts a move in hilarious Taika Waititi vodka ad

Jennifer Aniston gets candid about IVF journey: ‘I don’t have anything to hide’

New cast of royal series ‘The Crown’ say viewers know it is a drama

Sean Penn visits President Zelenskiy, loans him an Oscar

‘Carry On’ and ‘Harry Potter’ star Leslie Phillips dies aged 98

‘The Crown’: Controversial season five gets mixed reviews from critics

‘The Fabelmans’: How Steven Spielberg’s life shaped his most personal film to date

Rihanna admits to nerves ahead of Super Bowl show

A new era: Watch the dramatic trailer for ‘The Crown’ season five

Rebel Wilson welcomes first child

North Korea’s flurry of missile tests raises alarm – but are we seeing anything new?

A total lunar eclipse is set to dazzle tomorrow – along with some other stellar sights

Sharon Stone having ‘large fibroid tumour’ removed after misdiagnosis

Could Russia collapse?

Christina Applegate opens up about MS diagnosis: ‘I’m never going to accept this’

Author of ‘Julie & Julia’, Julie Powell dies at 49

Lions escape enclosure at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, triggering lockdown

Tim Burton on Addams Family spin-off ‘Wednesday’: ‘I felt it was written for me’

Norway military on raised alert level in response to Ukraine war

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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.