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Blog Review: PRos in Training

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2008 by mjung18

The second blog that I chose to review for my Corporate PR class is a blog entitled PRos in Training.

The banner under the title of this blog reads “ Tips, tools, resources and random thought for students (and veterans) of public relations” and I feel that is totally what this sight has to offer.

As a senior PR student myself I found many different posts that not only provided interesting information, but also provided some creative insight into topic and issues that I had never really thought about before.

I have to admit that I feel that this blog definitely offers more in the “random thoughts” area than any of the others, but even those random thoughts still provide quality and well thought out information.

Personally the pictures, videos and other graphics associated with this blog definitely help with making it as pleasing to look at as it is. The clean design makes it easy for any reader to locate and read a posting on basically any topic that you can think of.

The only change that I would make is a purely personal preference and that would be to make the actual columns that the text is in wider. Like I said it is a simple personal preference but still one that I think would make the blog look better as a whole.

Beyond the look and feel of this blog, I have to admit that nearly all of the posts that I read or saw definitely had great and very useful information, which is what we are all really look for in the long run anyways. I would definitely recommend this blog and as a soon to be newbie in the PR working world I could definitely see myself using this blog as a useful tool to help me transition from student to professional


Review of: Public Relations Comentary

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 6, 2008 by mjung18

Per an assignment in my Corporate Public Relations class, I was to read and review a series of PR blogs. The first blog that I chose to review is entitled Public Relations Commentary.

This blog, at first glance, the Public Relations Commentary blog covers most any PR base that you could ask for. The thing that I personally liked about this blog was that the different posting were not all by the same person. There is a list of contributors to this blog that is listed to the side of all postings. Though this may seem simple and seemingly insignificant to many people, it strikes me as this sites biggest asset. Having a variety of contributors ensures different points of view on any, and all topics that maybe discussed on this blog. Multiple contributors often will also eliminate bias and strong personal opinion that plague many other blogs.

Beyond the esthetically pleasing colors and set up, this site is very easy to navigate and follow. The latest post that was made in this blog was one that dealt with Crisis Communication. This post was very well written and informative as well without being overly wordy or full of opinion and insignificant, unrelated information.

Personally I would highly recommend this blog to any communications student or professional. Students would definitely get a large about of useful information for class, personal use or projects, while professionals can get a continual update on career related information as well as a look into what is new in the field of Public Relations and other communications careers.

As I said before I would HIGHLY recommend this blog and feel that if can, and will act as a wonderful tool in the areas of research, news and ideas in the areas of not only communications but a heavy emphasis in the field of Public Relations as well.

All I have to say to the contributors and creators of Public Relations Commentary is GOOD JOB, VERY WELL DONE!