We’ve started our blogging project in Advanced PR Writing. The students are tasked with writing two posts per week – on based on a prompt from me and one of their choosing.
Here are some of the highlights from the first couple of weeks.
Megan talks about what she’s learning at her internship with a real estate software developer in Eugene. Sounds like she’s getting a good foundation in the basics of communication. You know, try as we might to “teach” this kind of thing, it’s really the on-the-job work that helps connect the dots between class and the real world. Kudos to Megan for taking the time to process what she’s learning and making these meaningful connections.
Jessica’s post about wanting more up-to-date news strikes me as interesting commentary on how the public’s demand for information has changed. I find myself expecting more and different news on a story, too. That’s really where Internet media comes in. While this particular story she talks about might not be covered “more” in blogs, it’s just the kind of thing that will be as the medium grows.
Shelley says pastors make the best presenters. I wholeheartedly agree! My dad was a senior pastor of a church for 20 years and he’s one of the best speakers I know. Shelley is doing an amazing job with this assignment. Check out her other posts, too.
Finally, Heron has a thoughtful post about the advertising agency environment. Heron gets “it.” She’s a big picture thinker and a good team leader. This is a great post that made me think. And one of the things I thought is that I’m clearly not even remotely “edgy” enough to even think about walking on the sidewalk in front of the “leading edge” boutiques. Wexley School for Girls?
Look forward to sharing more with you soon.