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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.

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.

Get Organized in 2019: Tools and Apps to Help Journalists and Bloggers
Mar 21, 2019

Get Organized in 2019: Tools and Apps to Help Journalists and Bloggers

These organization tools are perfect for writers looking to simplify their work day.

9 Tips to Help You Conquer Writer’s Block and Start Writing
Jan 31, 2019

9 Tips to Help You Conquer Writer’s Block and Start Writing

Understanding the common causes and simple solutions for writer’s block can help you get past it.

12 Recent AP Stylebook Changes and Reminders to Know About
Dec 27, 2018

12 Recent AP Stylebook Changes and Reminders to Know About

A round-up of a few of the recent significant — and just plain interesting — updates to the AP Stylebook.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Ideas for Journalists and Bloggers
Dec 06, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Ideas for Journalists and Bloggers

We've compiled a few of our favorite gift ideas to help you find the perfect holiday gift for the writer in your life.

Looking for Tech News? These 8 News Sites Will Keep You Updated
Nov 08, 2018

Looking for Tech News? These 8 News Sites Will Keep You Updated

Keeping up with the latest tech news is a full-time job. These trusted news sites will keep you up-to-date.

9 Tools for Election Reporting That Get Our Vote
Oct 18, 2018

9 Tools for Election Reporting That Get Our Vote

Nov. 6 is quickly approaching. These tools can help members of the media reporting on the midterm elections.

10 Recent AP Stylebook Changes and Reminders You Should Know About
Oct 04, 2018

10 Recent AP Stylebook Changes and Reminders You Should Know About

Keeping up with AP Stylebook changes and reminders can be tough, so we did the work for you. Here's our recap of some of the most recent updates.

Fashion Week & Beyond: Stay In-The-Know With These 8 Fashion Sites
Sep 06, 2018

Fashion Week & Beyond: Stay In-The-Know With These 8 Fashion Sites

Fall fashion weeks are ramping up around the world. These 8 sites will help you stay on top of the latest fashion news.

Constructive Journalism: How Positivity Can Increase Reader Engagement
Aug 23, 2018

Constructive Journalism: How Positivity Can Increase Reader Engagement

In the age of the 24/7 news cycle, it can be tough to break through news fatigue and engage readers. Constructive journalism could be a solution.

These 8 Sites Offer a Unique Mix of Asian-American News, Storytelling
May 24, 2018

These 8 Sites Offer a Unique Mix of Asian-American News, Storytelling

Each month, we highlight a select number of news sites under a timely category. Here are some of our favorites for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.