After taking many PR courses, I think I have accomplished the concept of staying current in PR. Here are some tips to PR professionals and college students that want to stay up to date in the topic of public relations.
- SOCIAL MEDIA! All social media sites: PROpen Mic, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Blogs, etc. All of these sites have great news stories, information, job opportunities, and more that all have to do with public relations. If you follow the right people and know what to look for, you can stay up to date in the world of PR.
- Listen to podcasts! There are PLENTY of podcasts that deal with public relations. Some examples are: For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report and Inside PR.
- One of the biggest tips I can give to a Georgia Southern University PR student is to stay up to date with Professor Barbara Nixon’s blog and twitter. Professor Nixon always gives great posts and information regarding public relations. She also gives a list of people in PR that you should follow on twitter and other information that would help any PR major.
These tips are just a few to get someone started on how to stay current in PR. After you start off, I am sure that there will be many other options you will find on your own.