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This week was definitely more challenging than any of the others. We were asked to create a backgrounder and fact sheet for the Tipton Children’s Home. We were given specific directions to follow in order to complete the assignment. For the fact sheet we were asked to write down the key facts about the program …

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This unit was the most fun for me because I got to experience with a lot of hands on public relations material. This week we were asked to create two media pitches and two media advisories. I wrote the media advisories over an open house at Tipton Children’s Home and the Tipton Children’s Home Bikeathon. …

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For this assignment I found a news release from the company Nordstrom and pointed out the important fundamental elements the statement. Below is the picture of the marked up news release and the different elements I pointed out. Headline Nordstrom Announces Relocation Of Oak Park Mall Store To Country Club Plaza Dateline with Lede  SEATTLE, Feb. …

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For this assignment I found a news release from the company Nordstrom and pointed out the important fundamental elements the statement. Below is the picture of the marked up news release and the different elements I pointed out. Headline Nordstrom Announces Relocation Of Oak Park Mall Store To Country Club Plaza Dateline with Lede  SEATTLE, Feb. …

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This week we worked more on identifying news releases. For this week’s assignment we were asked to find a news release from the organization of our choice and markup their news release by pointing out the specific parts of it. Next week, I will get some practice of my own and write news releases for …

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This week we worked more on identifying news releases. For this week’s assignment we were asked to find a news release from the organization of our choice and markup their news release by pointing out the specific parts of it. Next week, I will get some practice of my own and write news releases for …

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For this week’s assignment we were asked to read and understand the elements of news, the big five, the ABC’s of Journalism, the inverted pyramid, ledes and bridges and how the body of a news story is formed. I rarely read  news releases, but after reading this unit I now realize how many small and …

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Writing with Clarity Poor: I found my dog under the car with a broken leg. Better: I found my dog with a broken leg under the car. Reducing Clutter Poor: There are many students that attend football games during the fall season. Better: Many students attend football games in the fall. Sentence Variety Poor: Russell …

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