Alison Coffa completed a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) this year, majoring in Public Relations and Journalism. She is now working as an Account Executive in a boutique Melbourne PR agency. Follow her on Twitter at @AlisonClareC .
Surviving a PR degree is as simple as ABC.
A – Aim high. The phrase ‘Ps get degrees’ gets thrown around a lot at university. While it’s true you can technically graduate by simply scraping through each of your subjects, you will set yourself up for a better theoretical knowledge and practical understanding if you knuckle down and do some reading every now and then. It will also help you keep on the good side of your tutors and lecturers. Making yourself noticed among a cohort of 100+ students can be difficult, so having a faculty staff member recognise your efforts can be a huge bonus. Continue reading
A picture might speak a thousand words, but in an age where most people carry a smartphone with a camera in their pocket, how can you maximise photo opportunities so that those words tell a compelling story? Cassandra van Schagen reports.
WHEN most of us look at an image and decide whether we like it or not it is a personal thought on how the image makes us feel and if we can relate to what has been captured that this process is based.
I have been a passionate hobby photographer for seven years now and wanted to share with you some tips that I have learnt along the way. These few basic things to remember should enable you to capture a photograph which represents the image your eyes saw – and tell a story. Continue reading
Do you want to engage with your community better? Want to crowdsource ideas? Town Hall Social, developed here in Melbourne, might be the answer. Ross Monaghan reports. Follow Ross on Twitter: @themediapod.
Stay tuned for some Town Hall Social questions here on theMediaPod blog, and on our Facebook page.
If you’re interested in running community consultation via the web you could also consider Bang the Table, Our Say and Delib Australia. All great services as well. There are free tools available too if you’re willing to put in the time and effort to create and manage them.
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