Monthly Archives: November 2011

Topic(s) of the Week-7

Top ten things you learned in Intro to Public Relations. Don’t just provide a list of items. Some additional presentation methods include embedding a PowerPoint slide deck (SlideShare is an option), using pictures/images to denote each item, creating a podcast, etc.


What have you enjoyed, or not, about your blogging experience this semester? Do you anticipate regularly updating your blog for non-class purposes after this semester? Why or why not?

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Topic(s) of the Week-6

Review a current entry-level public relations job announcement. According to the announcement, what are some public relations pieces you must be able to write (eg. fact sheets, press releases, feature stories, etc.). Which of the identified pieces have you had experience writing and which do you need additional experience writing? How will you gain this experience prior to completing your degree?


Provide an argument as to why it is/or is not beneficial for a non-public relations major to complete an introductory level public relations course.

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Is Public Relations the Issue?

By now you have read or heard several things regarding the issues surrounding Penn State.  You have probably also formed an opinion as to what the university should have done, could have done, or should do in regards to their reputation, the coaching staff, university officials, etc. But that is not the purpose of this blog post.  A recent New York Times article has labeled the Penn State crisis as a “public relations catastrophe.” Since the New York Times article posted, a conversation regarding the label has occurred on the PRSAY website in a post titled “Public Relations Won’t Fix Penn State Crisis.” Needless to say the ideas conveyed in the article and blog post conflict regarding the field of public relations.

So what do you think? Do you agree with the author of the New York Times article or the authors of the PRSAY blog entry? How could you use this as an opportunity to engage in a healthy conversation with others who do not agree with your view/understanding of public relations? Sound off below!


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