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Archive for November, 2008

According to Mr. Diamond there are three different types of people to deal with in PR work. There is the public, policy, and opinion people. public deals with people such as family members, Policy deals with people like people who donate grants, and the opinion people are people who work in the media.

He says his job is basically built on relationships to other people. He has to work with all sorts of people, trying to fix any complaints they have at the University of Maine. He says you always have to be accountable for what you say and to “always tell the truth and hope you get caught in it.”

His guest appearance in our class was helpful and entertaining. His job does sound interesting, but not what I am interested in doing.

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These two guest speakers love people. They love meeting new people, finding new stories, and they enjoy informing people about things. They really made the field of journalism seem interesting again. They talked about going into work everyday and not having the same boring office work, instead it changes every day. They did have a few warnings about low pay and endless hours, but they really made it seem worth it.

They suggested to start with an internship, to get real world experience. Then make a catchy resume tape, and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. They finished by telling us to not be afraid to think outside of the box and meet new people everyday.

There presentation was inspiring. It really got me more excited about the profession again. I learned that I cannot be afraid to get out there and I have to learn how to think outside the box about my stories

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Ideas for next weeks Broadcast:

1. Seasonal affective disorder

2. Holiday shopping

3. Page Farm and Home Museum

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Nathan Stormer

“You are just one piece in a larger story.” Say’s Nathan Stormer a guest lecturer in CMJ 236. Nathan Stormer is a professor here at the University of Maine. He teaches CMJ courses here and works for the Bangor Daily News. During his lecture he covered everything from objective writing to using a thesaurus. His lecture was very helpful and motivating. He really showed how to write informational stories and gave us helpful suggestions on how to write our own pieces. I am really interested in taking one of his classes next semester, I only hope that I can get in.

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