So today begins the last week of ‘boot camp’ at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. It has been a tiring five weeks so far. I’ll wait to comment on my courses until after I’ve completed them and received my final grades. I will say that I’ve been doing very well on both the public relations writing course and the introduction to graphic design. I’ve certainly learned a lot more new information in graphics because I have never had such high-level instruction on design theory or practice. Again, if you’d like to see the major projects I’ve finished so far for the class it’s available on the class website here.
This week, students in groups from both sections of the PR Writing class are presenting our mock press conferences on Monday. We then have to write a mock-news feature on another group’s presentation and deliver a 4-5 minute speech on “Our Favorite Thing” in class on Tuesday. In graphics we’re completing our iPad Magazine and then we’ll be done. I’m looking forward to the two-week break after classes and to my classes next semester (especially PR 614 Advanced Public Relations Writing for a Digital World).
I’ve got a lot of work to do this week, a bit of a break, and then preparing for the regular-length more reading-heavy courses, including PR theory and research.
For now here’s this[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA]