Editing is a Blessing. One Big Blessing.

Late Monday night I sat down to edit an article I wrote as a part of a group project for one of my PR classes. As I quickly skimmed over my work I assumed I…

A Social Media Ghost?

We live in a world where we expect people to write speeches for others. Our teachers tell us it could be part of our daily job description. Writing for the vice president or president of…

Not Quite JLo

After several months of planning and preparation, with a sigh of relief, I’m happy to announce that I have successfully survived my first event planning experience. The University of Alabama’s Public Relations Student Society of…

Blog Etiquette: Ready, set, post!

Technology today allows almost anyone to be an active participant in the world of communication. But, who sets and enforces the rules of the Internet? Shouldn’t some things just be common sense? Posting a blog…

Disaster.com – How the Internet Can Help You in a Crisis

This post is related to the Platform article “Crisis Communication 101 — Basic Rules of Managing a Crisis” by Philip Turkowitsch. Communication tools on the World Wide Web allow us to distribute messages to millions…

Zuckerburg writes to 350 million users

Many of us saw the letter when we logged on to Facebook last week regarding changes to the site. Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook, wrote an open letter to all members of Facebook informing users…

P2P Mentoring

PR students have had the importance of networking and mentors engrained in their minds since their first day on campus. Most teachers would argue that it’s “all about who you know” that will help you…

Grading PR in the Community

When we think about public relations, our mind usually pictures a corner office in a big-city agency or corporation. The first image is definitely not of a high school or elementary school. However, with budget…

Merry Holiday?

It’s that time of year again. Cold weather, gift shopping, twinkling lights and… “holiday” trees? What happened to Christmas trees? At a Lowe’s store in Austin, Texas, there is a banner advertising fresh-cut “holiday trees.”…

Underground Information Trade Tops Global Drug Trade

Public relations is going viral. If we’re going to put our lives out there (wherever the Internet is), we must first consider who else is out there with us and what they’re capable of.

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