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Podcasts: The Creative Career

April 23, 2010

Recently I sat down and listened to a PR Podcast called The Creative Career.  In this podcast Christie Maliyackel is being interviewed by Allie Osmar.  Maliyackel works in a health care consulting firm by day but had a passion in writing.  During her job time she encountered many different situations and she told her friends […]


April 23, 2010

Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques, Sixth Edition defines infographics as computer-generated artwork that attractively displays simple tables and charts.  Infographics are basically a visual explanation that can help a person understand, find, or do something easily.  The use of infographics began with USA Today and now newspapers nationwide use them. Although they are used […]

PR OpenMic

April 22, 2010

PR OpenMic was developed by Robert French a professor at Auburn University.  PR OpenMic is a social network geared towards Public Relations professionals, students, and teachers who are interested in networking with others.  There are over 6,000 members worldwide and the number continues to grow as people hear more about this PR social network.  This […]

NewsU Lead Lab

April 20, 2010

Recently I took the NewsU Lead Lab. While taking this lab I learned many different helpful hints about writing leads.  I learned that when writing an effective lead a person should know the five W’s and a H: who, what, when, where, why, and how.  These questions will let the writer know what the news […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

NewsU Cleaning Your Copy

February 22, 2010

Taking the NewsU Cleaning Your Copy was a great way for me to freshen up on my grammar and AP style.  I learned that my grammar is not as great as it should be.  I have always felt that my grammar was somewhat decent but I guess with all the technology that I have now […]

Comments for Blogs

February 10, 2010

As I mentioned before blogging has not always been a strong point for me.  The first time I started blogging I didn’t feel like I blogged well.  Needless to say commenting on blogs wasn’t something I did on a regular basis. Now I feel that commenting on blogs is really important.  There is a lot […]

Grammar Girl: Readers Share Their Funny Errors

February 9, 2010

I recently listened to Grammar Girl: Readers Share Their Funny Errors and found it very amusing.  From listening to this clip and hearing about the embarrassing typo that went out in the Grammar Girl e-mail newsletter I learned that I am not the only one that sends out messages with errors.  After Grammar Girl sent […]