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Life After Platform

Life After Platform

Posted At: October 15, 2012 2:30 P.M. by Jessica Colburn. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Platform Magazine, alumni of the public relations publication voiced their opinions and gave some advice on how Platform Magazine can and will contribute to success outside of the

Confidence and Empathy: Two Treasures of a PR Personality

Posted At: April 4, 2012 2:00 PM by Margaret Bishop Though the best PR professionals have a plethora of strong qualities, these two are clearly distinct. Sharpening your confidence and empathy skills can help you to be a PR practitioner who truly shines.

Small Business, Big PR

Posted At: April 2, 2012 2:30 PM by Margaret Bishop As a small business owner or a manager of a business, it can sometimes seem overwhelming to control a crisis; however, with the use of these tips it is now easier than ever to be

“Champions” of Higher Education

Posted At: March 5, 2012 2:00 PM by Margaret Bishop There are several factors to consider when choosing the perfect university to attend. But how big of a concern is athletics in higher education?


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

MLK’s Guidance Helps Corporations Gain by Giving

Posted at: February 6, 2012 8:55 PM by Margaret Bishop Participating in community service activities is usually a personal decision that is rewarded with gratification or empowerment. Few people participate in community service for a monetary reward because, frankly, there usually isn’t one.

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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