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Queen Elizabeth’s coffin begins slow journey to Edinburgh

A monarch at 27-years-old: Looking back at Queen Elizabeth II’s historic coronation

The Prince and Princess of Wales are joined by Prince Harry and Meghan on Windsor walkabout

King Charles vows to serve as monarch with “loyalty, respect and love” as his late “darling mama” did

Wise words: Famous quotes from Queen Elizabeth II

Touching anecdote revealing Queen’s compassion resurfaces in wake of Her Majesty’s death

Britain’s rules of succession for a new sovereign explained

A new monarch: The changes to expect in the UK following the Queen’s death

Touching tributes and special memories shared on social media in the wake of the Queen’s death

From Presidents to Paddington Bear: In praise of Queen Elizabeth II

Remembering Her Majesty: Our favourite photos of Queen Elizabeth II

A look back at the Queen’s memorable New Zealand and Australia tours

7 photos that show the sweet side of the Queen and Prince Philip’s relationship

Royal Family, world leaders react to death of Her Majesty The Queen

MiNDFOOD Editor’s message from aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth ship

Goodbye Gan-Gan! Meet all the Queen’s great-grandchildren

King Charles III releases emotional statement following his mother’s passing

Queen Elizabeth dies peacefully at Balmoral after 70 year reign

Selma Blair discovers a surprising new dance partner amid multiple sclerosis battle

Double dose of Tilda Swinton in ghostly new film

Julia Roberts shows off tribute to friends George and Amal Clooney at ‘Ticket To Paradise’ premiere

No first day nerves for Prince Louis as the Cambridges start their new school

Harry Styles and Emma Corrin deal with love and regret in ‘My Policeman’ trailer

Justin Bieber suspends tour dates to prioritise health

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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.