Friday, June 1, 2012

Five Sites to Frequent

Hello, guys and dolls!

Public relations falls under the communication umbrella and an important aspect of communication is knowledge. Knowledge is power, but you have to know where to look to harness your power. Below are five websites to help budding PR professionals do just that!

1. Quality news websites (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, etc.)
As a future PR girl and current communication student, my professors are constantly reminding me to "be a consumer of news." Consuming news is not only about knowing what's going on in the world, but also reading well-written articles that will help your writing skills.

2. The PR News
The is a great outlet for PR students and professionals. Whatever you want to read about, PR related, can be found on this site.

3. The Daily Beast
This site, an offshoot of Newsweek, is a great way to keep up with the world. My favorite feature is the "Cheat Sheet"-- a list of "must reads from all over." You can even have it sent to your inbox.

4. Mashable
A site dedicated to social media and technology news. It's a great way to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape, stay on par with the latest and greatest tech toys and stay "in the know" with technology.

5. Deadspin
As an aspiring PR girl breaking into the sports industry, Deadspin is a guilty pleasure. Deadspin covers all things sports: personnel profiles, player profiles, player exploits, team mishaps and it writes stories most news outlets won't.

What websites do you read daily? Let us know!

Rock out, kiddies!

- Jasmine

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