This past Saturday, I graduated with a degree in Mass Communications & PR from VCU. Today, however, was my final day of exams. I came home exhausted, cranky, and a little blue. Waiting for me was a bundle of lillies-my favorite- from my best friend Casey, with a note that read, “WhooHoo! You’re finally done! Congrats!”
Sometimes it’s the little things like surprising someone with flowers or a hand-written thank you note, a birthday card, or a phone call; these things help us maintain one of our most treasured and necessary gifts - our RELATIONSHIPS.
Penn State, “Your Scandal Isn’t Going Away”
It’s no surprise Penn State tops the 2011 list of worst PR blunders. Check out the rest of this year’s list, including why each was a total PR #fail.
Any others come to mind?
Journalists, PR execs explain traits of talented PR pros
We work for the man and pitch to the media. So, who better to tell us what to do than those that print our pitches and those that sign our paychecks?
Like us on Facebook, share a story, join the movement & Pay it Forward!
Recently, I joined a great group of social media junkies to start a movement in Richmond, Va. aiming to make this great city even better - one random act of kindness at-a-time. www.facebook.com/payitforwardrva
Social media and mobile technology make it easier than ever for anyone to be a journalist - a “citizen journalist.”
Major events including US Airways Flight 1549 crash into the Hudson and China’s May 2008 earthquake are among the many news stories to break on Twitter before traditional media sources.
Not only are people breaking news, citizen journalists mold and reshape media and democracy on a global scale by providing invaluable information to create a well-informed public. The result - a voice for marginalized peoples whose stories would otherwise be silenced.
Citizen journalists reshaping media & changing democracy:
Food for thought - Could emergence of citizen journalists have serious impacts on major media outlets? If so, how?
Reports show slight increase in PR pro salaries.
Twitter has been a valuable news and media source since it hatched.
And when big news breaks, you can count on one place to be buzzing with questions, answers, opinions and analyses: Twitter.
Here’s a look top 10 news stories to break on Twitter:
What are some of your favorite stories first seen on Twitter?