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During this class I learn a lot. And I really mean a lot. I relearned things I had forgotten about over the past year. I learned about how to professionally communicate with people over email, phone call, and in a press release. This course has been further proof of the steps OU takes to be … Continue reading Reflection

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Takeaways:  The first takeaway from this lesson was the idea of awareness of the publications your office puts out. How the media and public understands and reacts to your writing can make all the difference.  Thinking about internet traffic is another takeaway from this chapter. You can see how your publication affects the public around … Continue reading Chapter 14: Evaluation

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Over the last year I have completed three internships in government. One in Governor Fallin’s office, one with the US Congress, and one with the Oklahoma House of Representatives. While all these internships have been educational, I am constantly looking for more opportunities to grow and learn more about how government works. For this fall … Continue reading Two Potential Internships

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The Around the Corner blog is ran and written by Casey Coleman, the Chief Information Officer of the General Services Administration. In her blog she creates discussions about the interworkings of the federal government. She updates her blog around three times a month, and gives insight to her interesting topic. The strengths of this blog … Continue reading Blog Analysis-Around the Corner

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How To Start a Grassroots Political Movement
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Takeaways: One takeaway from this chapter was the things needed for a letter to the editor. I haven’t thought of PR professionals writing letters to the editor for an organization before. The position statement is the biggest takeaway from this chapter. In the government industry, positions are everything. Positions on bills, positions on candidates, etc. … Continue reading Chapter 12: Advocacy Writing

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The National Rifle Association, otherwise known as the NRA has a fairly active social media presence on Facebook. This presence usually becomes greater after a shooting that is covered nationally by news outlets. The majority of posts from the NRA are links to articles about the 2nd amendment and the people who fight for it. … Continue reading Social Media Analysis- National Rifle Association- Facebook