Twitter to the Rescue!

By Jaclyn McNeil On April 27th, a massive tornado sent horror throughout Tuscaloosa within minutes and left many without power for weeks. At one time, a citywide power outage would mean no communication with anyone…

Google+: The New Facebook?

By Jaclyn McNeil If you’re like me, you’ve had your Facebook profile for a while. I created my Facebook profile sophomore year of high school; I have way more friends than is humanly possible to…

Social media v. Casey Anthony

By Jaclyn McNeil Casey Anthony was found #notguilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in the trial that became this summer’s most watched reality TV show. The verdict was tweeted, retweeted, facebooked and blogged, mostly…

LeBron James: Time for a Little Humility

by Megan Cotton Last November in my blog I asked “Can LeBron Take The Heat?,” a response to the Nike “What Should I Do?” video meant to repair LeBron James’ broken image after his move…

Graduation Desperation

by Karissa Bursch As my last blog post for Platform Magazine I find it only fitting to write about the one thing that has been on my mind almost 98 percent of the time since…

How to Earn an A+ in Business Etiquette

by Elizabeth Howell, guest blogger Although public relations professionals are not required to pass an academic course on etiquette, knowing how to properly communicate outside of press releases and blog posts is a lesson that…

The Media Missed the Point… Again

By: Miriam Fry There are many opinions in the world about what PR really is, and what PR professionals do on a daily basis. While PR professionals are not evasive about their job duties and…

A Hole In Southwest’s Image?

By Marissa Stabler I boarded the plane for my last trip to Dallas before my big post-graduation move (road-trip style) next month. Two energetic flight attendants made colorful remarks over the PA system. I took…

BP’s Perfect Storm, One Year Later

By: Miriam Fry Today marks the one-year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which has been recorded as the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The scope of damage from…

Please Don’t Go: Fans and Team Relocation

By Wesley Vaughn Professional sports teams can unite a city. They can bring sadness or jubilation, and they can represent a city in their style of play. They can even pleasantly distract a city from…

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