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February Monthly Reading Round-Up — Social Responsibility, Journalism Fights for Survival, Love Letter to Millennials, Super Bowl LI

It’s been a busy month to say the least, which makes it difficult to stay on top of industry news and trends. Luckily for you, the Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up is here to help fill you in on what you may have missed. Below are eight interesting articles from this month. How to Weave Social […]

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Pros, Cons and Ethical Dilemmas of Live-Streaming

Since live-streaming first started surfacing on apps like Meerkat and Periscope, many who formerly watched traditional news broadcasts now look to live-streaming as a source for timely information. While Meerkat and Periscope have been available for some time, social media giants like Facebook and YouTube are making strides in this area by giving users a […]

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Building Relationships With Journalists

You cross your fingers and hit send. Another uniform round of email press releases has been sent to reporters, and you’re hoping that someone will be interested. However, you’ll need more than a little luck for your pitch email to earn a media hit. The reporters who receive your pitches decide whether or not your […]

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I Got 99 Problems but a Pitch Ain’t One: Tips for Proper Pitching to a Publication

Whether you’re pitching the media on a story about your client’s next big campaign or trying to publish your masterful 3,000-word feature story, there are a few things you should know before you hit send on that email. Do Your Research This step is of the utmost importance. Don’t pitch to a publication you know […]

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August Monthly Reading Round-Up — Cecil the Lion, Journalists Twitter Shame PR Pros, Subway Crisis

Back to school season is upon us, which means even less time to keep up with industry reading. Never fear, the Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up is here. Another month has passed and here are the top eight articles you may have missed: 1. The GOP Debate Generated 1,273% More Tweets Than Jon Stewart’s Sendoff     […]

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Journalism in 140 Characters: Being Aware of Your Social Media News Sources

Social media is ubiquitous; it has a certain appeal that draws you in and connects users, allowing them to interact across the world. It serves as an endless source of what goes on in the daily lives of our family, friends and even strangers. Social media content ranges from a delicious looking meal tagged with […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Degree’s Electives

Before every semester, students fret about what courses they need to take to fulfill their degree requirements. Next time you find yourself in this situation, use those extra electives and degree requirements to your advantage by choosing one of these out of the box courses. Screenwriting While this course is typically taken by theater and […]

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Communicating With Media Contacts [National Conference]

Editor’s Note: The PRSSA 2011 National Conference is in Orlando from October 14-18. To follow the events live, use the Twitter hashtag #PRSSANC. All National Conference posts can be found here. Rick Leventhal, senior correspondent with Fox News, has reported on major events of the past two decades, including traveling the globe to report on […]

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6 Recruitment Strategies To Kickstart the Year

Recruiting new members can sometimes be a challenge, and with the new school year coming up, it’s probably crossed your minds. Do not fret! These are some basic and simple ideas that can be adapted to work with any Chapter. 1. Go to ALL communication classes Visiting a class is a great recruitment tactic. It’s […]

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The Media’s Low Accuracy Perception

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press recently released a report detailing how Americans view the media in different categories, including accuracy and bias. In short, the 2009 report revealed that Americans have very negative and pessimistic attitudes toward the media. The number of people who trust the media are continuing to […]

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