Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lab 8: Writing news release for medical event

For Lab 8, you will continue to develop your skills in writing news releases. For the assignment, you are taking on the role of being an intern for the UF College of Medicine. You will be writing about an event … Continue reading

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Get ready for Exam 1 with these practice questions

Here are two questions that illustrate the kind of questions for the grammar, word use and AP style section of the exam. 1. Which of the following is correct in terms of AP style? (A) I sent you an email … Continue reading

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WaPo Labs has noticed us

Thanks to all of you who have started following @WaPoLabs. Thanks to sharp-eyed Miss Duncan for noticing this tweet. The lab team members will be our guest speakers on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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Writing news releases is critical component of many public relations jobs

In lecture today, we talked about public relations, both the big picture of public relations and one key aspect of many public relations jobs — writing a news release. By request, I’m posting the sample news release that Miss Duncan … Continue reading

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Add Twitter to your professional portfolio

With the blogging and Twitter assignments, we’re incorporating some of the social media tools used by media organizations (as well as millions of “civilians”). You can tell for the discussions in lecture and lab that the range of experience with … Continue reading

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