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The Challenge of Fake News

When the phrase “fake news” first emerged, I thought it was literally fake news. I thought, “How could the journalism and communications industry allow such a thing as fake news to become so popular?” As an undergraduate public relations student at the University of Florida, our program has a heavy focus on writing. In a […]

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What I Know About PR Now

Before I began my major in public relations, my knowledge of the industry stemmed from what I had seen from television shows such as “Sex in the City” and “Scandal”. From these shows, I learned that public relations is a solution-orientated field with fabulous, strong and independent women. These were the women who worked in […]

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The Influence of the Media in the Presidential Election

The media is one of the largest platforms for influencing public opinion. Media includes both traditional channels (television, radio, newspaper) and new channels (social media, banner ads, blogs). Any work in public relations or communications often includes all these different forms of media. As future public relations professionals, it’s our job to be good stewards […]

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July Monthly Reading Round-Up — Earn Media From Influencers, Excuses That Don’t Fly in the Workplace, Tools for Communicators

Another month has passed, and it’s crazy to think the fall semester will begin in just a few short weeks. Here are eight articles you might have missed in July. 1. Millennial-Friendly App Bumble Delves Into PR Territory Author: Kevin Allen Publication: PR Daily Bumble, a dating app that requires women to start the conversation, is […]

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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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Learn to Pitch a Story Like a Baseball Player: With Fastballs, Curves and Change-Ups [National Conference Session Recap]

Event: Perfecting the Pitch Presenter: Dr. Joseph V. Trahan III, APR, Fellow PRSA, President and CEO, Trahan & Associates Recap: What is the recipe for a perfect pitch? Like baseball, pitching a story has a certain art and science to it. Public relations demands practitioners who are capable of pitching a great story. For the […]

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Alabama, Boston, North Carolina—January and February Regional Conference Preview

Regional Conferences are kicking off this month, with schools from all over the country ready to host conferences for everyone to enjoy. The University of Alabama is first on the list, hoping to help all attendees fine-tune their public relations skills. Boston University and the combined forces of Elon University and University of North Carolina […]

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5 Sobering Truths of Successful Media Pitching

Media pitching is the crown jewel of the public relations industry. It’s also a mysterious art that we develop a lot of questions about as we study the craft. We can’t help but wonder—what’s the reality behind successful media placements? How is it done? What are the secrets? Naturally, there are a lot of people stepping […]

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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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