No wall after all? Trump goes to Mexico

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No wall after all? Trump goes to Mexico
August 30th, 2016
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On today's Muck Rack blog, we offer the second part of a two-part series about public relations bosses: here are three more things PR chiefs should stop doing!

Trending this Tuesday


Could there be no wall after all? That's the idea being played with at The New York Times, where their latest headline reads "Donald Trump to Visit Mexico After More Than a Year of Mocking It" (at 600+ shares right now, but it's some pretty recently broken news). "NY Times not mincing words with their headline RE: Trump's visit to Mexico," muses Frank Thorp at NBC News. "Alternative headline: @realDonaldTrump To Visit Mexico To Confer With Plagiarism Leader," snarks Ivan Oransky at MedPage Today. "Trump's son-in-law, Jared, is said to have been key person urging him making trip to Mexico," reports Maggie Haberman.

And as if that wasn't enough, Vladimir Putin was arrested at a Publix. Okay, not that Vladimir Putin, but, still. "If you name your kid Vladimir Putin, I feel like you're just asking for trouble," observes Joshua Holland with The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.

Elsewhere in irony:

Question of the day


Our last question asked: What strange phenomenon was caused by lightning over the weekend in central Norway? That would be the mysterious deaths of more than 300 reindeer, believed to have been caused by lightning. This question made a lot of you sad, and we're sorry about that!

Nice work to Lucia A. Walinchus of Professional News Services for sleuthing this one out. Honorable mentions go out to Thomas FeyerEugene HuntCory Sekine-PettiteHire Mark EdwardsJeanne KirkMaureen MacGregorJake Wengroff, Buck BoraskyVP_DivyaHT LinkeJudyth MermelsteinRobert FortnerNatalie Tindall (who always knows which gif to use), Tiffany R. JansenDoc Reiss and Sean Tizzard for all answering correctly, as well.

As for today's question, here it is: Why was trending today?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)!

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Tuesday


Your career highlight for today:

  • Kate Nocera (at right) makes a triumphant return to journalism and to BuzzFeed. Soon to be the managing editor for the company's D.C. bureau, Nocera left news last year for the public affairs firm SKDKnickerbocker before joining Vox Media's branded content department. "So, so thrilled to be welcoming @KateNocera back to @BuzzFeedNews," tweets EIC Ben Smith. More on that happy reunion, here.

Elsewhere in the industry:

  • Craig Herrera is the new weekend morning meteorologist at KCBS-KCAL as of this past Saturday. Herrera hails from San Diego, where he was most recently weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter at at ABC affiliate KGTV for the past five years.
  • Washington Post's opinion writer Jonathan Capehart just made his inaugural podcast, “Cape UP,” which will introduce in-depth interviews with newsmakers in politics and the arts. The inaugural podcast featured a conversation with former RNC chairman Michael Steele. Check it out here!
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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