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In this day and age Public Relations trumps a lot of other writing out there, although I’m a journalism writer I think it is wise to have some knowledge of PR. It’s a bonus to write for all forms (PR, Journalism, Freeform writing, Novel writing, Script writing etc.) at least I’d like to think so. However it’s back to PR business.
In my opinion, public relations is like putting that fancy icing on top of a cake, decorating it, and making it all pretty. Let’s just say I baked a cake and the ingredients failed. I knew the cake was going to be disgusting, but I decided to keep the cake and pay a baker to only bedazzle it a little. As a journalism writer we need PR as much as others need it. Lets be honest, the informative press releases is what make our jobs easy. However, in a sense the two are somewhat the same because it involves all the herbs and spices to make the dish pop and all the creativity to make whatever the situation look and sound good.
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Public relations is very much so on top because of the work put into news releases, etc. I came across an article that explained how much PR was different from journalism and I agree. Journalist are often eager to get that perfect story whatever the outcome may be good or bad. This could be the reason most people dislike journalist. We write about the good stuff and the bad stuff. Public relations cares about the outcome and they ultimately want that outcome to sound the best even in reality it may not be. To exemplify, the article about the differences in PR and journalism spoke about a possible news release including tuition rising in college. Of course, students want to know why and they’re going to share how they really feel, but as opposed to journalism PR will always make it sound greater than it really is. Ultimately, when the journalism thing isn’t working too well in revenue I can count on PR to rise to the top.
The University of Central Arkansas hosted a career fair for students Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in the Student Center Ballroom. As usual, the University recycle career services every other year so there isn’t many businesses to choose from. It fairly met my expectations because I thought that I would be able to talk to a few journalism representatives but I only met with one. A reason why the fair only fairly met my expectations is because there isn’t usually enough businesses to choose from as I stated and certainly not for Mass Communication managers. However, I did meet with some great businesses. The representatives talked about their businesses and I brought my resume and portfolio to be prepared for a great deal! Although the experience was a great deal. I gained a lot of information about some fields I didn’t know anything about and upon talking with the representatives I thought about going into retail and marketing.
I did meet with a journalism type business called “Inuvo.” Luckily, Jordan the previous editor for The Fountain Magazine online that I used to write for was at the fair so he was familiar with my work. The business is located in Little Rock, Arkansas and it is a digital publishing and advertising technology company. My major emphasis for Mass Communications is Online Journalism so the job description was just what I was looking for. I think the business is so unique and the reason I’m interested is because it is so diverse. The team consist of writers, designers, marketers, developers etc. so I think that certain meet and greet went great. I could use some great experience there to get my foot in the door to the journalism world before landing a big time fashion magazine gig in New York.
Lastly, something I would change about the career fair would be the fact that it’s so claustrophobic and add more careers to choose from for juniors and seniors. I do think the idea is a great opportunity to Network and get your name out there. I feel good!
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