9 must-have resources for PR newbies

Want to break into the industry? Here is the ultimate online guide to kick-starting a successful career.

TJ Dietderich, of PR Breakfast Club fame, recently posed a simple question to me:

“I get a lot of questions from friends looking to switch to PR as a career. What are the best online resources to send them to?”

Good question, right?

A number of blogs and Web sites came to mind immediately, but then I thought more about the term TJ used—resources. We’re talking about more than blogs here. What would really help someone looking to break into PR to learn more about our profession, who we are, and where we’re going in the next 10-15 years?

After giving it some thought, I came up with the following list. I really think the blogs, sites, podcasts, lists and other resources below would give someone thinking of making the switch to PR a pretty good glimpse into our industry:

1. Journalistics

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