3330:Reading Notes Week of Jan. 11

30 Jan

Reading Notes for this week come from Chapter 1 of Dennis L. Wilcox’s:

Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques (5th Edition)

  • The most important piece of equipment in a public relations office is the computer.
  • A media directory contains:
    • list of publications
    • editors names and addresses
      • Local media directories are often available from the chamber of commerce

  • Errors to avoid:
    • spelling
    • jargon and gobbledygook
    • poor sentence structure
    • wrong words
    • “sound-alike” words
    • redundancies
    • too many numbers
    • hype
    • bias and stereotypes
    • politically incorrect language

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