About Rocky Parker

Rocky Parker is the Digital Content Lead at Cision and has been with the company since 2010. In addition to writing content for Beyond Bylines and the Cision blog, she works with journalists, bloggers, and content creators to create their targeted newsfeeds from PR Newswire for Journalists. Rocky also counsels on SEO and content writing best practices.

AP Style Rules to Remember for Your Writing
Sep 16, 2021

AP Style Rules to Remember for Your Writing

In our latest quarterly roundup of AP Style reminders, we cover back-to-school terms, travel terminology, and more.

Events for Journalists and Bloggers in September
Sep 02, 2021

Events for Journalists and Bloggers in September

Fall tradeshows are still feeling the effects of the pandemic, but September still offers a number of unique events for journalists and bloggers.

A Few of Our Favorite Tools for Journalists and Bloggers
Aug 26, 2021

A Few of Our Favorite Tools for Journalists and Bloggers

We found tools for journalists and bloggers to help with each step of the writing process. Bookmark this list to make your life easier.

Follow These 9 Fashion News Sites During Fashion Week (& Beyond)
Aug 12, 2021

Follow These 9 Fashion News Sites During Fashion Week (& Beyond)

Each month we highlight several news sites under a timely category. Here are some of our favorites for fashion news.

August 2021 Events for Journalists, Bloggers
Aug 05, 2021

August 2021 Events for Journalists, Bloggers

Although some events are being pushed to 2022, August still features a number of events for journalists and bloggers worth checking out.

5 Ways to Manage Social Media Burnout
Jul 29, 2021

5 Ways to Manage Social Media Burnout

The 24/7 news cycle makes it easy to get caught up in the constant flow of information on social media. Journalists need to find balance and avoid burnout.

10 Can't-Miss Media and Journalism Podcasts
Jul 22, 2021

10 Can't-Miss Media and Journalism Podcasts

No matter your interest, there’s a podcast for it. If you're getting back to commuting, we recommend these media and journalism podcasts.

6 Top News Sites for Kids & Teens
Jul 15, 2021

6 Top News Sites for Kids & Teens

Back-to-school will be here soon, so our latest roundup features a few standout news sites for kids and teens to help them follow current events.

Events for Bloggers and Journalists in July 2021
Jul 01, 2021

Events for Bloggers and Journalists in July 2021

As we head into the second half of the year, mark your calendar with these upcoming events for journalists, bloggers, and freelancers.

5 Ways to Utilize a Press Release for Your Next Story
Jun 24, 2021

5 Ways to Utilize a Press Release for Your Next Story

Are you using press releases to write your news articles? Don't miss out on these effective vehicles for important information and story ideas.

AP Style Rules for LGBTQ+, Royalty, the Economy, and More
Jun 17, 2021

AP Style Rules for LGBTQ+, Royalty, the Economy, and More

Our latest roundup of timely AP Style rules and reminders features rules for writing about disabilities, how to use hyphens, and more.

Journalist and Blogger Events to Check Out in June
Jun 03, 2021

Journalist and Blogger Events to Check Out in June

Here's our monthly column of what’s happening in the blog and journalism world. June offers a variety of learning opportunities for content creators.

Job and Internship Resources for Journalism School Grads
May 20, 2021

Job and Internship Resources for Journalism School Grads

Entering the job market can be daunting. Save these resources, including newsletters and job boards, for finding journalism jobs.

7 Virtual Events for Journalists and Bloggers in May 2021
May 06, 2021

7 Virtual Events for Journalists and Bloggers in May 2021

The coming weeks offer several unique events for journalists and bloggers, covering solutions journalism, food writing, and more.

The State of Press Freedom and 7 Ways to Support Journalists
Apr 29, 2021

The State of Press Freedom and 7 Ways to Support Journalists

We’re highlighting recent press freedom stories and ideas for supporting journalists on World Press Freedom Day (and beyond).

April Event Calendar for Journalists and Bloggers
Apr 01, 2021

April Event Calendar for Journalists and Bloggers

As we head into the second quarter, check out these upcoming events for journalists and bloggers.

AP Style Rules: COVID-19, One Year Later
Mar 18, 2021

AP Style Rules: COVID-19, One Year Later

In our latest recap of timely AP Style rules and reminders, we are also covering impeachment, Black Lives Matter, and more.

Unique Virtual Events, Trainings for Bloggers and Journalists in February 2021
Feb 04, 2021

Unique Virtual Events, Trainings for Bloggers and Journalists in February 2021

Hey, journalists and bloggers! Make some room on your February calendars for these upcoming events.

2021 Sports Calendar: Plan Your Coverage, from the X Games to the Bowl Games
Jan 28, 2021

2021 Sports Calendar: Plan Your Coverage, from the X Games to the Bowl Games

Here's a list of major sporting events for every month of 2021 to help sports writers plan their coverage.

Get Your Daily Dose of News From These 10 Trusted Health & Wellness Sites
Jan 21, 2021

Get Your Daily Dose of News From These 10 Trusted Health & Wellness Sites

Each month we highlight a select number of news sites under a timely category. Here are some of our favorites for health and wellness.

6 Writing Habits You Should Adopt in 2021
Jan 14, 2021

6 Writing Habits You Should Adopt in 2021

Set small writing goals in 2021 and see big results.

Virtual Events for Bloggers and Journalists in January 2021
Jan 07, 2021

Virtual Events for Bloggers and Journalists in January 2021

Mark your calendar for some of these unique events for journalists and bloggers in the new year.

2020 in Review: How COVID-19 Impacted the Media
Dec 17, 2020

2020 in Review: How COVID-19 Impacted the Media

COVID-19 was an "everything story" in 2020. Here are 5 big ways it's impacted the media and journalists.

AP Style Rules for Holiday Lingo, Time Zones, and Supreme Court Terms
Dec 10, 2020

AP Style Rules for Holiday Lingo, Time Zones, and Supreme Court Terms

Here's our final quarterly AP Style roundup of 2020.

8 Fun Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life
Dec 03, 2020

8 Fun Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life

After the year we've had, we could all use a little fun. Here are a few unique gift ideas for journalists, bloggers, and freelancers that aren't a laptop or pen.