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Archive for the ‘Topic of the Week’ Category

Visual Learning

April 5, 2010

Lengthy, run-on paragraphs and sentences, intellectual terminology, foreign concepts, and loads of information thrown all at once– it can all be very intimidating when trying to take in specific facts away from an expository piece or presentation. What is an easy way you can leave a presentation discarding all the irrelevant information and certain you […]

Open Mic

March 21, 2010

Are you a Public Relations student or practitioner? Are you one of the thousands of Facebook addicts? Wouldn’t it be convenient for PR prospects to be connected with other professionals to learn the ropes?… Enter PROpen Mic. This is a social networking site designed specifically for people interested in the field of public relations. It’s […]

Following the Leader

March 6, 2010

Before anything else, I have to say: if you’re a new journalist, have been in journalism for longer than you have the ability to remember now, or have any interest in the field of journalism, I advise you to check out The Poynter’s Institute online training courses at NewsU. It is filled with tons of […]

The New Language of Tweeting

March 1, 2010

For our latest exercise in the Public Relations Writing and Advertising class, we were all either introduced to or re-familiarized with the social networking phenomenon of Twitter. All the students in the class were assigned to sign up for a new account, if we didn’t already have our lives technologically updated, and experience the tweeting […]

What is it worth?

February 24, 2010

Everyday, every minute.. and maybe every second.. there’s a new story being posted up in some form of communication medium, but how many of these stories are even worth the time and how many are just pages torn out of some 7-year old’s diary and labeled news? Finding and reporting on a story that is […]

Super Ads

February 16, 2010

As mentioned before, there would be two posts this week in order to catch up on the Topic of the Week list… so let’s get this rolling…. The weekend just before all the celebrations of romance filled every restaurant and lake side came about, pro-football had its greatest celebration when the New Orleans Saints squared […]

Dust off the grammar books

February 14, 2010

Let’s take care of first things first: it has come to my attention that I am behind in my Topic of the Week posts for class, so this week there will be two posts up to make up for the lack. Now on to the first: Not too long ago, our class was encouraged to […]

Every Two Cents Counts

February 8, 2010

Commenting back and forth is a vital asset to a blogger’s existence. The purpose of the blog is to communicate something with a targeted audience in hopes to stimulate thought and create conversation. Commenting on blogs is a great way to generate interaction between authors and readers, in order to spur on conversation about given […]

Loving Change

January 30, 2010

Recently I read Grammar Girl’s blog titled, “Is ‘I’m Loving It’ Proper Grammar?” This post struck me at first because I never gave the popularly used McDonald’s expression any thought in the context of grammar. The article went in depth over the differences between dynamic verbs and stative verbs in relation to using them in […]