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Drag Show at Georgia Southern

March 5, 2010

The Multicultural Student Center and the Gay Straight Alliance hosted a Drag Show at Georgia Southern University.  The show was hosted by Assistant Director of the Multicultural Student Center Christopher Pugh.  The show was full of extravagant costumes and performances of song monologues by many performers and included a question and answer session after the […]

One Week Of Twitter

March 4, 2010

Recently in class we were told to join Twitter and tweet for a week.  This is the second time that I have had to do this assignment so I logged back into @LilGiant and started on another week of Twitter.  My first experience with Twitter was not exciting for me.  I didn’t really enjoy tweeting […]

Reading Notes

March 3, 2010

Chapter Four: Finding and Making News It is important for a public relations programs to create publicity for their clients.  Effective publicist need to be familiar with three things: 1) traditional journalistic values, 2) where to find news and how to pick an interesting angle, and 3) they need to be creative problem solvers that […]

What Makes a Story Newsworthy?

March 3, 2010

There are many different elements to a story that can make it newsworthy.  In PR being able to come up with a story that can grab a readers attention is very important.  To create a newsworthy story one would have to be familiar with different aspects of  journalistic news values, being able to find news […]

Reading Notes

March 1, 2010

Chapter Three: Avoiding Legal Hassles PR professionals not only have to master persuasive writing but they must also be able to understand basic legal concepts.  Using an unauthorized picture or making false claims can lead to lawsuits. The best way to avoid defamtion is to “watch your language.”  There are many different things that can […]

Super Bowl Advertisements

March 1, 2010

The Super Bowl is a game that most Americans don’t seem to miss.  When I was younger I use to watch the Super Bowl for the purpose of the game but now I watch the Super Bowl and anticipate the commercials.  Supposedly advertisements during the game that lasted for 30 seconds cost about $2.8 million.  […]

Georgia Southern University Unplugged

March 1, 2010

On February 2 I attended GSU Unplugged.   Eagle Entertainment sponsored this event which took place at Starbucks.  I went to Starbucks hoping to get something full of caffeine and warmth but instead I walked into a Starbucks and was greeted with live music.  GSU Unplugged is apparently a weekly event that encourages students at […]