Monthly Archives: April 2009

First Amendment Free Food Festival was a success!

My organization, the office of Student Media at Georgia Southern, put on our first big event at GSU. The First Amendment Free Food Festival was an event where students had to sign away their first amendment rights in order to have access to free food from 23 local vendors. The event drew over 750 people and was a success in getting the point across to not take your first amendment rights for granted.

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48 hours of Twitter

twitter-imageI have to admit, the last time I have checked Twitter before this “48 hours of Twitter” assignment was the last time we had an assignment dealing with this particular social networking site. It is not because I do not see the use of Twitter, I do and I meant all of the positive things I said in my first post. The Truth is, that I am just so busy in my daily life, that I don’t have time, generally, to update my Twitter constantly. Also, I tend to use Facebook, which has a similar feature for updating your status to let your friends know what your doing or thinking.

So for this assignment, for my Intro to Public Relations class, I was asked to start using Twitter again and blog about my experience.

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Interview with PR professional

I interviewed my Aunt who was the HR Manager and PR Rep for NE GA Medical Center.

I interviewed my Aunt who was the HR Manager and PR Rep for NE GA Medical Center.

For this assignment, we were asked to find a public relations professional and interview them. I immediately knew that I would choose my aunt Lorraine Hanie. She is recently retired, but spent over 15 years as the public relations consultant and human resources manager at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.

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Podcast Assignment

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For this assignment in Barbara Nixon’s Intro to Public Relations class I was to choose a PR related podcast and analyze and critique it. I chose Social Media Throwdown, a podcast dedicated to taking in-depth looks at specific issues in the mass media market. For this episode, the show took a look at personal branding and if there is such a thing or if it is just a cottage industry in search of a market.

For this episode, Hajj Flemings, the author of The Brand YU Life and Geoff Livingston the CEO of Livingston Communications stopped by to share their thoughts and opinions.

Hajj Flemings discussed how personal branding is all about character and it is difficult to be something your not. He also mentioned how personal branding is a largely a product of the new convergence of media to a more high-tech platform with the expansive use of the internet as a media source. He discussed how it is more important now than ever to establish yourself online.

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