by Meghan Caprez
Last night, I attended “Real Talk: Uncut & Uncensored,” a discussion about issues in diversity in student media hosted by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Student Voice Team.
If you haven’t heard about it, the Student Voice Team is a group of JMC students who are champions for diversity; they want to help solve issues in diversity as well as increase inclusion both in the classroom and outside it.
Crisis communications is something that every public relations professional will come up against in his or her career. On Wednesday, February 4, Executive Director of Media Relations at Kent State University Eric Mansfield shared his insight on a few of the crisis situations at KSU in the past year.
Mansfield, who has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, said journalists are used to be near crisis situations while PR professionals are not. He stressed the importance of a good crisis plan.
The first event Mansfield discussed was April 2, 2014, when a gun was fired on campus near Bowman Hall around 8:30 p.m.
Did you miss National Conference but still want to travel to meet other PRSSA students across the nation? Attend a Regional Conference! Regional Conferences take place February-April throughout the country, and PRSSA Kent would like to encourage its members to attend. If you would like to receive full or partial reimbursement for your registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information BEFORE registering; reimbursement is not guaranteed. Click on the flags to learn more about each individual conference.
PRSSA Kent received the Outstanding Chapter Award at the 2014 National Conference in Washington, D.C. This award is the highest Chapter honor, presented by the National Committee as part of the Dr. F.H. Teahan Chapter Awards Program. Visit the PRSSA national website to read more about the Outstanding Chapter Award.
Read Immediate Past President Cindy Deng's reflection on winning the award, about her National Gold Key Award or Faculty Adviser Michele Ewing's induction into the PRSA College of Fellows.
Feb. 25: Darrow Meeting
March 4: Newsjacking Twitter Chat
March 6: CareerExpo2015
March 10: MARC USA visit
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