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Roll With Your Reputation [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Roll With Your Reputation: Sports PR Presenter: Andy McGowan, Clinical Instructor, Georgia State University Recap: The media world is ever changing. Nowadays everyone is a reporter and everything is on the record. Presenter Andy McGowan emphasized this concept throughout his presentation. To start, he asked what reputation is. There are two parts of reputation: the rational part […]

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Taming the Media Monster [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Taming the Media Monster Presenter: Dr. Joseph V. Trahan III, APR. CEO & President of Trahan and Associates Recap: Dr. Trahan’s session was inspirational, impactful and intimate. He exuded knowledge and passion for crisis communications and he electrified the room of students. Dr. Trahan spoke about the many ways to deal with crises and told […]

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Code for Communication [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Code for Communication Presenter: Brandi Boatner, Social and Influencer Communications Lead, Global Markets, IBM Recap: Brandi Boatner presented on tech public relations and the importance of this type of PR, as she works at IBM, a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Boatner started her presentation by stating that she is the “Beyoncé of the […]

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The Future of PR for Events [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: The Future of PR for Events in a Consolidated Media World Presenter: Brett Cannon, Senior Publicist at SXSW Recap: Brett Cannon, Senior Publicist at SXSW, presented to a group of PRSSA students at the National Conference in Austin, Texas about how he manages the company’s PR efforts across 24 aspects of their Conference planning. South by […]

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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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