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The Ticker: UK PR vs journalism; Obama’s 1st year; New Wash Times editor; Toyota’s problems

The Independent: Has the British PR industry grown too big for journalism?

New York Times Op-Ed: Former Presidential press secretaries and speechwriters weigh in on the difficulties of the first year in the White House, including Ronald Nessen, James Fallows, Dee Dee Myers, and Karen Hughes

Romanesko: “Libertarian-conservative” Sam Dealey named Washington Times editor

New York Times: Toyota’s Slow Awakening to a Deadly Problem

PRWeek UK: Shine, Lexis, Brands2Life and Bite scoop top employer ratings from Sunday Times Best Companies list

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Presentation Writing: Design and Delivery

Presentation Writing: Design and DeliveryLearn how to use storytelling techniques and visual content to create and deliver successful pitches and presentations! Starting August 6, Amanda Pacitti, the manager of learning at Time Inc., will teach you the best practices for presentations, from using software like Prezi and Powerpoint, to writing your script, and using images, audio, and video to drive your points. Register now!