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What about the real people 
May 5th, 2017
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Hello from Muck Rack, where you can get a snapshot of what journalists around the world are reading, thinking and commenting on right now.

For the second time, the Brand Film Festival showcased the year's most artistic, creative, and effective branded content films.

From YouTube videos to long-form documentaries, marketing storytellers are leading the way for a new generation. Last night, Campaign US and PRWeek honored the best in their field.

Be sure to check out the winners here. And huge congrats to them all!

Jobby job jobs

It’s jobs report day and we found out that the US created 211,000 jobs in April, vs 185,000 jobs expected, that news via Jeff Cox at CNBC. Jacob Pramuk added, “US economy created better than expected 211,000 jobs in April, unemployment ticked down slightly to 4.4%.”

The tricky matter of health care

From yesterday, find out Which Republicans Flipped to Allow the G.O.P. Health Care Bill to Finally Pass, thanks to Matthew Bloch, Haeyoun Park, and Adam Pearce at the New York Times.

Paul Waldman at the Washington Post put it a different way: Every Republican who voted for this abomination must be held accountable.

Politico made this quote their headline: 'The White House just couldn't let this go' for a story written by Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey. John Bresnahan added, “Trump curses at Upton over health care bill, but #they made up later.”

For a more succinct look at the health care bill that passed, read Sarah Kliff in Vox: 3 winners and 3 losers from the Republican vote to replace Obamacare. Dylan Scott tweeted, “What about the real people who will be affected by the American health Care Act?”

You decide which category you want to put this one in (winners or losers) but here's Rep. Chris Collins admitting he didn't read the health care bill. That tidbit from The Buffalo News and written by Jerry Zremski. Ryan Nagelhout responded with, “Oh my god I can't wait to vote against chris collins.”

The healthcare bill is so despised among medical professionals that Hospitals, Doctors and Insurers Criticized It together in what’s being called a “rare unity.” That piece from Reed Abelson and Katie Thomas at the New York Times.  

James Fallows writes How The Gospel of Prosperity Explains The American Health Care Act for The Atlantic.

And now the Senate won't vote on the House-passed healthcare bill. Philip Klein explained, “GOP Senate plans to draft a whole new bill rather than use House bill as starting point.”

Reminder: women matter

Definitely check out this New York Magazine piece: Under New Healthcare Bill, Rape is a Pre-Existing Condition written by Sarah Spellings. The magazine explained in a tweet that “Postpartum depression, C-sections, and surviving domestic violence” are also on that list. Of course, this is “under the president of grabbing 'em by the pussy,” as Jessica Goldstein described.

At Wired, Adam Rogers shared a similar piece: An Obamacare Repeal Would Make Your Genes a Preexisting Condition.

Washington Post reports that the White House fired its chief usher - oh and she was the first woman in that job, as reported by Ashley Parker.

And for more on what the Trump family thinks of women, let’s turn to Jia Tolentino’s newest piece in the New Yorker: Ivanka Trump Wrote a Painfully Oblivious Book for Basically No One. Jia tweeted: “The fact that Ivanka let her book go to publication should be the death knell of the idea that she cares about women.”

News potpourri

Question of the Day

Yesterday, we asked: Many were surprised when the groundbreaking 1982 film Tron wasn’t nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar. What reason did the Academy give for the snub?

Answer: The Academy thought using computer-generated effects meant they’d cheated.

This time, congrats to David Daniel‏ who was the first to tweet in correctly.

Your question of the day for today is…Which TV show was the first to feature a gender non-binary character? Bonus points if you name the actor behind the role.

As always, click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. We’ll announce the winners Monday!

Featured journalist: Brittani Barger

Today’s featured journalist is Brittani Barger, a royal expert and Europe editor for Royal Central.

Barger hails from Tennessee, where she got a degree in political science and history from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

She's currently pursuing a master's degree and naturally enjoys all things regarding the royals of the world.

Read more about Barger’s work right here and read some of it yourself over here.

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email us (hello [at] muckrack [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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