What is Public Relations Anyway?

By Cynthia Hurtado, Intern What is Public Relations Anyway? As graduation season quickly approaches, many students will be faced with the infamous question; what did you major in? Unlike other somewhat obvious majors like computer science or history, public relations students are usually asked a follow up...

The Invisible Warriors: Millennials & Social Media

[caption id="attachment_2500" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image Source: http://cdn2.business2community.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Millennial-social-media-tips.png[/caption] By Laura Davenport, Intern Lazy, they call us. Apathetic, they accuse. Insults like these, and many others aside—materialistic, selfish, and lacking in focus, to name a few—are leveled at the Millennial Generation on a regular basis. When they accuse us...

A Brave New World: My First Month as a Fusion Intern

  [caption id="attachment_2494" align="alignleft" width="300"] Source: https://smashfly.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/communication.jpg[/caption] By Laura Davenport, Intern I looked at my calendar today and was bowled over when I realized that I have been at Fusion for over a month. In the wake of this realization, I began to reflect on the ways in...

The Never-Ending Chase After “Cool”

[caption id="attachment_2426" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image Source: Paramount[/caption] By: Megan Li, Intern As a new intern at Fusion PR, there is plenty to learn and experience but there’s been one thing that sticks out to me the most. It’s the reality that some of the top tech companies...

Why Journalists Can’t “Fall Back” on PR (and vice versa)

By Alison Lee, Intern Recently, a well-written article by journalism student Brian Weidy was published on Policy Mic. He reflected on his love of writing, which kick started his career into journalism. At the end of the article, he briefly mentions public relations, but as a...

Does Pinterest have PR Potential?

By Stephanie Coccaro, Intern As a 20-year-old college student I have, without a doubt, become a victim of the Pinterest addiction. If you are unsure what I mean by addiction, just take a quick peruse around the website. Before you know it, three hours have passed,...

Debunking Misconceptions about Tech PR

By Alison Lee, Intern Technology. What does the word entail? Its definition? How broad of an umbrella term is it? I could probably write ten blog posts trying to answer such questions and still not cover half of it. So if technology can’t be defined, how...

PR Re-Defined by Richard Edelman

By Alison Lee, Intern Let’s be honest, most of society perceives public relations in a negative light. Workers in the industry are perceived as manipulators and disingenuous, according to a U.K. newspaper a few years back.[1] But those of us in the industry (or aspiring to...

How to Stand Out When Landing Your PR Internship

By Alison Lee, Intern Standing out in a sea of aspiring PR professionals in today’s industry is no simple task. A resume and cover letter are no longer the only items a supervisor reviews when selecting interns. Just as the ‘internship’ has transformed over the years,...

Lamenting a Dying Career

Written by Mark Prindle   I couldn’t help but be curious when Yahoo! flashed the headline “Dying Careers You Should Avoid,” so I clicked on the link to read of such no-longer-in-demand positions as ‘Desktop Publisher,’ ‘Semiconductor Processor’ and ‘Auto Insurance Appraiser.’  And there it was –...