On Wednesday, January 21, I met with my Introduction to Public Relations class for the first time this semester. Twelve eager BC3 students listened closely as we discussed the course outline and expectations.
One of the assignments requires students to bring in a current event from any print media for discussion. When asked “how many of you read a newspaper at some point during the week?” I was pleasantly surpised when about half of the students raised their hand. Normally, only one or two students respond.
The Internet is a wonderful way to seek information (as are blogs like this one), but nothing beats the old-fashion, tangible feel of a daily newspaper.
I challenge each of you to read the newspaper. Then, compare it with other media such as the Internet, TV and radio. See if the news angle is consistent and analyze the depth of reporting.
Enjoy your second week of classes. And, of course, GO STEELERS!