Tag Archives: PRCA 3330

Infographics

26 Oct

What is an infographic?  How are they useful?  And how do you create one?

First of all, an infographic is a pictorial or graphical representation of information.  Examples of infographics include: charts, maps, and diagrams.  Infographics are used to aid the comprehension of facts and figures that readers would other wise confuse or be unable to comprehend.

Infographics are very useful because infographics can be used to explain large facts and figures to readers in a way that the reader can visualize thus un-complicating the information being presented.

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Student Featured Post – Three Things Every Blog Needs

20 Oct Burst

Another short, sweet, and to the point post by another student blogger offering advice to all bloggers regarding 3 things their blog needs to be a successful endeavor.  I think the tips apply to all bloggers universally.  Great find!

PR Open Mic

12 Oct

When I found out I was going to have to create an additional account on yet another social networking site…I just knew that I would hate the site.  Luckily, I can admit when I am wrong in my assumptions.

A few months ago for my PRCA 3030, Social Media, and PRCA 3330, PR Writing, classes I was asked by my professor to join yet another social networking site.  Having only three months experience with social networking sites I was not looking forward to going thru the new account setup process or looking forward to remembering yet another user name and password combination.

But…joining PR Open Mic was “easy-peasy” as my 5-year-old would say.  I was pleasantly surprised right off the bat when I set up an account in less than a minute!  After viewing the home page I was feeling a bit overwhelmed.  Not because the site is overwhelming, but because I really want to learn how to use PR Open Mic to my advantage.

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Student Featured Post – Bullying

10 Oct Road light

In light of the tragic death of a student at Rutgers, in addition to several other student deaths that made national news, two additional student posts that I would like to share with readers this week deal with bullying.  Please read both articles and think twice before calling someone names and humiliating them because they are different!

Featured Student Posts – Public Relation Careers

10 Oct rain drop light

Great article by Lo with an embedded video discussing Public Relation Career choices.  This is a must read/watch for any soon to be graduating PR senior!

Student Featured Post – Week of the Tweets

7 Oct Multi Light

This weeks student featured post is all about Twitter.  Students in PRCA 3330 are assigned to participate in activity going on in Twitterville for one week.  I love the insight and forethought that this student puts into the assignment.

Setting A Featured Image

5 Oct Look at me

Many students in my PRCA 3330 PR Writing class are learning how to develop and craft their writing skills and learning ways of branding themselves and their work so that they present the image the want the public to see first.

A great way to show off  your writing style and complement your posts is to add photos to your posts.  WordPress now has the option of adding a photo as a “Featured Image” and that is the first large photo that readers will see displayed above your latest post in the “featured image” category.

It took me a while to learn to feature an image, only because I didn’t know where to look while adding the picture to my posts.  If you don’t remember to set the image as the featured image when you add it to the post don’t worry you can always set it after you finish editing the post.

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