Creating the First Platform – Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2007
The Creation of Platform
Platform Online Magazine is based at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It started with a charge from The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, which paved the way for a special section of our PR campaigns course. Students were competitively selected for a spot in the class, and nine students were chosen. The course began in January 2007, and consisted of creating an online magazine for PR from the ground up. From choosing the name and determining the purpose to writing the content and designing the layout, these nine students, under the instruction of Dr. Meg Lamme, Mrs. Susan Daria and Mrs. Tracy Sims, made the decisions and carried out the tasks. The site was completed and went live on May 3, 2007.