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TODD SMITH — What sources do journalists trust most?

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In a fast-paced digital society, companies have an ever-expanding platform to build a compelling brand story – and to resonate with a rapidly changing public. While public relations, advertising and marketing all have their place in building credible brands, survey after survey shows that editorial coverage generates better trust between a brand and consumers. Recently, Ogilvy proved this point again ...

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TODD SMITH: Amazon dives into food, detergent & diapers

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Amazon already sells things like electronic accessories, office supplies and even clothing under a variety of its own brand names. Now it’s going all in on groceries and household products. While some people will point out that so-called “private labeling” is nothing new – grocery stores and big-box retailers have been increasingly pushing their in-house brands – this is a ...

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TODD SMITH — Make your digital newsroom better for journalists?

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Media relations are still essential in public relations, but many communicators are missing the mark by not delivering with user-friendly online newsrooms. A recent survey by Isebox revealed that only 6 percent of journalists say digital newsrooms meet their expectations, with more than 65 percent saying that most online PR resources fail to meet their needs. PR pros might think ...

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Miss. newsman Jack Elliott retiring after 31 years with AP

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  JACKSON — Longtime Mississippi journalist Jack Elliott Jr. is retiring after more than three decades at The Associated Press. The 66-year-old Elliott has covered politics, court cases, executions, natural disasters and a wide variety of other news stories. His final day at the AP is Monday. “Jack has been a strong, guiding hand in the Jackson bureau and served ...

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Bruce publisher elected president of Mississippi Press Association

BILOXI – The publisher of The Calhoun County Journal in Bruce was elected the 142nd president of the Mississippi Press Association during the newspaper trade group’s annual meeting on the gulf coast.  Joel McNeece, 44, will serve as president of MPA and Mississippi Press Services, Inc., an affiliated advertising and marketing service. McNeece and his wife, Lisa, and sister-in-law, Celia ...

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Former editor the Winston County Journal in Louisville, Juanita McCown Hight, dies

Juanita McCown Hight, former editor the Winston County Journal in Louisville, has died. She was born in Winston County near Plattsburg and was a 1934 graduate of the Mississippi University for Women with a bachelor of science in home economics. Hight began her career as a teacher. The Hight family formerly owned the Winston County Journal. She joined its staff ...

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ABC news anchor Byron Pitts, Nielsen VP to deliver JSU commencement addresses

A national news anchor and a vice president for a global provider of consumer information will address Jackson State University graduates during commencement exercises scheduled May 2-3. ABC News Anchor and Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts will address undergraduates during the ceremony on Saturday, May 3. Pitts was named ABC news anchor and chief national correspondent in April 2013. He ...

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Former Winston County Journal editor dies

Juanita McCown Hight, former editor the Winston County Journal in Louisville, died April 16, 2014. She was born in Winston County near Plattsburg and was a 1934 graduate of the Mississippi University for Women with a bachelor of science in Home Economics. Hight began her career as a teacher. She married William H. Hight in 1940. The Hight family formerly ...

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35 years and still printing — Mississippi Business Journal working on fourth decade in business

In August 1979, a new business-focused, statewide newspaper hit the newsstand for the first time. Dubbed the Mississippi Business Journal, that first issue dealt with transportation issues, oil and gas exploration and the upcoming gubernatorial election as well as offering people in the news, business briefs, editorials and more. The frequency of the publication would evolve from monthly to weekly, ...

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