A “typical day” in PR

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Usually twice a month I receive e-mails from PR students. Some have questions about the industry; others have to interview a practitioner. No matter what type of inquiry I receive, the most common question asked is “can you describe a typical day in public relations?”
The answer is I can’t.
Every day presents a new task. As […]

An introduction to higher education PR

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I work in higher education PR. I don’t go to grad school for PR as some of my friends think I do.
I have been working in higher education PR for two years and I still get questions from outsiders about what I do. Since some people don’t understand, I thought I would provide an overview […]

The week print journalism continued to die…

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In the PR and journalism world, this past week will forever be known as the week that Gannett announced around 2,000 layoffs. Employees of the company were just getting over owners cutting 1,000 jobs a few months earlier when this blow came.  Ten percent of staff at Gannett’s 85 local U.S. publications lost jobs. 
Where will all these […]

JetBlue flight diverted, passengers questioned by FBI for 2 hours

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This past Saturday, JetBlue flight 455 from Boston for Ft. Lauderdale was diverted to North Carolina. Passengers were questioned by the FBI for two hours. Why? It seems like there was a circus on board. One passenger was smoking in the bathroom (as you know – that is a big NO NO). But that’s not […]