About Rocky Parker

Rocky Parker has been with Cision since 2010. She is an audience relations manager and 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.

Slack for Writers: Why Join, How to Use it, and Groups to Connect With
May 14, 2020

Slack for Writers: Why Join, How to Use it, and Groups to Connect With

For journalists and bloggers, Slack can be an effective way to get feedback on a draft, request advice on COVID-19 reporting, and more.

Blogger Conferences: Digital-Only Events to Attend in May
May 07, 2020

Blogger Conferences: Digital-Only Events to Attend in May

Looking for learning opportunities in May? Here are several options for bloggers and content creators.

15 Excellent Journalism & Media Newsletters for Being In-The-Know
Apr 30, 2020

15 Excellent Journalism & Media Newsletters for Being In-The-Know

There are tons of fantastic media and journalism newsletters out there. These are a few standouts.

COVID-19 Impacts on the Media: Canceled Events, Journalists Working from Home, More
Apr 02, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts on the Media: Canceled Events, Journalists Working from Home, More

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting media events, jobs, and revenues. Here's a recap of some of the effects coronavirus is having on journalists.

AP Style: COVID-19, Election Terminology, & More Rule Reminders
Mar 19, 2020

AP Style: COVID-19, Election Terminology, & More Rule Reminders

Which is correct: COVID-19 or coronavirus? We have AP Style reminders on this and other topics in our quarterly round-up.

Tips for Promoting Your Blog Content Across Social Media Platforms
Feb 27, 2020

Tips for Promoting Your Blog Content Across Social Media Platforms

The same content may not resonate with audiences on different social media platforms. So what works for each one?

13 Unique Writing Residencies to Apply for in 2020/2021
Feb 20, 2020

13 Unique Writing Residencies to Apply for in 2020/2021

Whether you're more inspired at the beach, in the wooded wilderness, or right in the middle of town, this list may have a writing residency that suits your needs.

Top 10 Beyond Bylines Posts of 2019
Jan 02, 2020

Top 10 Beyond Bylines Posts of 2019

What was your favorite Beyond Bylines post of 2019?

Apostrophes, School Choice, and More: 7 AP Style Rules to Know
Dec 19, 2019

Apostrophes, School Choice, and More: 7 AP Style Rules to Know

In our latest recap of AP Style rules, we review apostrophes and the proper usage of versus, vs., and v.

Blogger Conferences: Top Events to Attend in 2020
Dec 12, 2019

Blogger Conferences: Top Events to Attend in 2020

Boost your blogging skills in 2020 and attend one of these events targeted to creatives.

Tips to Boost Newsletter Engagement and Reader Loyalty
Nov 21, 2019

Tips to Boost Newsletter Engagement and Reader Loyalty

With the right newsletter, a publication can build a loyal reader base, increase engagement, and boost traffic to its website.

Looking for Retail Industry News? We’re Sold on These 8 Sites.
Nov 14, 2019

Looking for Retail Industry News? We’re Sold on These 8 Sites.

As the holiday shopping season ramps up, we’re recognizing some of the top sites for retail industry news.

Blogger Conferences: Top Events to Attend in November & December 2019
Nov 07, 2019

Blogger Conferences: Top Events to Attend in November & December 2019

Treat yourself to a learning and networking opportunity before the year ends. There are plenty of conferences available to boost your blogging skills.

5 Projects Taking a Fresh Look at Journalism and the News Model
Oct 31, 2019

5 Projects Taking a Fresh Look at Journalism and the News Model

Publishers are getting creative with how they develop story ideas, deliver them to readers, and generate revenue.

11 Pros & Cons to Consider Before Committing to a Coworking Space
Oct 10, 2019

11 Pros & Cons to Consider Before Committing to a Coworking Space

Shared workspaces can offer great benefits for freelancers and remote workers, but how do you know if it’s the right solution for you?

Blogger Conferences to Attend in October & November 2019
Oct 03, 2019

Blogger Conferences to Attend in October & November 2019

Bloggers, there’s still time to fit in learning and networking opportunities in 2019. Find the right event for your needs.

AP Style Rules for Education, LGBTQ, Science & More
Sep 26, 2019

AP Style Rules for Education, LGBTQ, Science & More

AP Style’s updated guidance on hyphens caused chaos among editors and writers. Read about this and other reminders.

Blogger Conferences: Top Events to Attend in August & September 2019
Aug 08, 2019

Blogger Conferences: Top Events to Attend in August & September 2019

Bloggers, we’ve got some conferences that should be on your radar. Find the perfect event for your needs.

Digital Journalism Tools: 20 Useful Apps and Sites for Writers
Jul 25, 2019

Digital Journalism Tools: 20 Useful Apps and Sites for Writers

These apps and sites can help help journalists and bloggers with each step of the writing process.

14 AP Style Rules to Know: Embrace the Percentage Sign, Avoid Italics
Jun 20, 2019

14 AP Style Rules to Know: Embrace the Percentage Sign, Avoid Italics

Does the comma go inside or outside the quotation marks? Is it login or log in? Keep reading for answers to these common AP Stylebook questions and more.

Loud and Proud: 13 LGBTQ+ Blogs to Start Following this Pride Month
Jun 13, 2019

Loud and Proud: 13 LGBTQ+ Blogs to Start Following this Pride Month

For Pride Month, we’re shining a light on LGBTQ+ bloggers that are sharing their unique insights, advice, and great writing on a variety of topics.

How to Recognize Social Media Burnout and 5 Tips to Help You Manage
May 30, 2019

How to Recognize Social Media Burnout and 5 Tips to Help You Manage

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.

When to Use Infographics: 4 Content Types Perfect for Custom Visuals
May 23, 2019

When to Use Infographics: 4 Content Types Perfect for Custom Visuals

An infographic can be a great addition to your content but isn't the only multimedia option. How do you know if an infographic is the right choice?

Content Formatting: How to Structure Text to Keep Readers Engaged
May 09, 2019

Content Formatting: How to Structure Text to Keep Readers Engaged

Once you’ve crafted a strong headline and written a compelling article, don’t forget about utilizing the text structure to keep a reader’s attention.

10 AP Stylebook Changes and Reminders to Know About
Apr 04, 2019

10 AP Stylebook Changes and Reminders to Know About

Here’s our round-up of recent AP Stylebook rule reminders and changes.