My incredible J452 class – I miss them already!
A major highlight for me this fall was getting to work with this wonderful group of women in my J452 class. They have bright futures ahead of them, and I would recommend them in a heartbeat! Below is each student’s e-portfolio and a favorite blog post. I have received each student’s permission to share their picture and work on this blog.
Blog posts that feature students’ infographics from class
Edelman’s Academic Summit for public relations professors inspired me to adopt this new assignment. My students used piktochart.
Ellie Boggs shares her infographic about the benefits of joining the Army.
Maggie Hilty shares her infographic about the importance of donating blood.
April Robinson shares her infographic about the importance of swim lessons.
Blog posts that share insights from informational interviews
I encourage students to develop a specialization in an area of public relations. For this assignment, they interviewed someone in an area that interests them.
Caitlin Harrington gives readers an inside look at donor relations in her informational interview with Patrick Hosfield, director of corporate and donor relations at the Oregon Bach Festival.
Yuzhu Zhang shares what she learned about the transition from school to life at a PR agency from her informational interview with James Watkins, an outstanding J452 veteran who works at VOX PR in Portland.
Kelly Brokaw describes what she learned in her informational interview about health communication with Mark Riley, a marketing manager for Sutter Health Peninsula Coastal Region.
Blog posts that highlight public relations studies
To develop an understanding of an area of public relations theory and to gain practice with translating complex information for a lay audience, students choose a public relations study to summarize for their readers.
Nicole Dionisopoulos shares surprising insights about crisis theory in her summary of a study by Michel Haigh and Frank Dardis.
Jen Popp discusses strategies for cultivating relationships with volunteers in her summary of a study by Denise Sevick Bortree.
Molly Monihan discusses how the Red Cross uses social media in her review of a study by Rowena Briones, Beth Kuch, Brooke Fisher Liu, and Yan Jin.
Blog posts about strategies for reaching out to diverse audiences
To develop an understanding of how to reach out to diverse audiences, students highlight a case study or two that interests them.
Cecilia Bianco highlights similar strategies in two campaigns to reach out to diverse audiences.
Casey Liu presents tips for communication with Asian audiences.
Taylor Danowski describes Ketchum’s campaign to reach out to African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans for a tourism campaign in Florida.
Jordyn Neerdaels highlights the efforts of Sporting Kansas City Soccer Club to reach out to the Latino community.
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