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Memorie Bailey — Woodstock, Georgia  Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology Academic Achievements: President’s List Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Administrative Assistant: The Georgia Ballet (Fall 2008- Spring 2009); Intern: Dunwoody Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (Summer 2010); PR Intern: University of Alabama College of Education (August 2012–present) Community Service:

Welcome

Welcome to Platform Magazine, a student-run public relations publication at The University of Alabama. We strive to encourage ethical practice and leadership, facilitate conversation with our readers and provide insight into the ever-changing world of public relations. As we celebrate our fifth-year anniversary, we hope

Are You In? Navigating Professional Networking for LinkedIn Novices

Posted At: April 25, 2012 1:40 PM by Rachel Childers When someone says job hunt, generally their next sentence involves the professional network LinkedIn. However, despite its 150 million members and growing, many people still do not understand how to effectively use the network. Here

Nonprofit’s True Profit

Posted At: April 13, 2012 10:00 AM by Rachel Childers For many budding PR pros the thought of nonprofit communications is frightening. They hear the word “nonprofit” and think of hot, crowded offices with barely enough money to buy toner, or they think about changing

Brand Journalism: PR Storytelling

Posted At: March 19, 2012 2:30 PM by Rachel Childers Thanks to search engines and social media there has been a shift in the way people find and receive information. People actively seek what they want. Since media is saturated with advertising and marketing copy,

Going Beyond the Reputation: Vegetables and PR

Posted At: February 28, 2012 1:30 PM by Rachel Childers Most Americans do it. They look at their dinner plates and instead of seeing a colorful array of of food, they see mostly tans and browns, leaving their plate a little bland.

Welcome

Welcome to Platform Magazine, a student-run magazine at The University of Alabama. Our editors strive to continue Platform’s tradition of providing our readers with insight into the ever-changing world of PR. We hope that our articles and blog posts will intrigue you and encourage you

Editor Biographies, Spring 2012

Savannah Bass — Baltimore, MarylandMajor/Minor: Public Relations/American Studies Academic Achievements: President’s List; Dean’s List Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Student Justice, Academic Honor Council; Communications Intern, College of Communication and Information Sciences; Development Intern, Tuscaloosa Academy; Communications Intern, Best Buddies Maryland; Waitress, Atwater’s Restaurant Community Service: Tutor, Literacy is the

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