Diversity and Political Communication: A Debt to be Paid

Diversity and Political Communication: A Debt to be Paid

Diversity tends to be approached with great caution from political communication professionals, but why? Personally, I believe that this is due to the fear that political parties have of losing voters if they take a position that may be controversial. This statement stands true not only when talking about problems facing the LGBTIQ+ community, but also when looking at people […]

<strong>Biden’s Student Loan Debt Plan: Analyzing Media Reactions</strong>

Biden’s Student Loan Debt Plan: Analyzing Media Reactions

On August 24, President Joe Biden announced the administration’s Student Loan Debt Plan, which included debt forgiveness for select individuals, a payment plan based on income, and an extended pause on accumulating loan interest. This proposal can affect countless college students and graduates, especially those with annual incomes under $75,000. The new initiatives target borrowers with federal loans for debt […]

The Power of a Campaign: Staten Islanders Against Drug Abuse

The Power of a Campaign: Staten Islanders Against Drug Abuse

A few summers ago, I volunteered at my local district attorney’s office. While there they assigned me to a new campaign called “Staten Islanders Against Drug Abuse.” For some background, my hometown of Staten Island, New York was dealing with a growing drug-use epidemic. The staff of the district attorney’s office knew that something had to change. The community was […]

<strong>Communication in the Metaverse: The Challenge we Still Don’t Know</strong>

Communication in the Metaverse: The Challenge we Still Don’t Know

The constant improvement of technology challenges us to grow as communicators. Better tactics will always require better strategists — a statement that is especially true in a set of channels not yet well defined. Organizations are constantly facing new technological and cultural challenges, but the speed at which they occur often barely allows enough time for analysis. As communicators preparing […]

What “The Bachelor” can Teach you About Pitching a Journalist

What “The Bachelor” can Teach you About Pitching a Journalist

Psychotic women, love-struck men, drama, outrageous TV personalities, and endless gossip all come to mind when thinking about the reality television show “The Bachelor.” The series follows one man on his “journey for love” as he dates 30 women simultaneously in order to find “the one.” Although not what might initially come to mind, there are powerful lessons public relations […]

5 W’s and 1 H of Informational Interviews

5 W’s and 1 H of Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are your ticket into the big leagues. And by big leagues, I mean getting a job. So, let’s get into the 5 W’s and 1 H of informational interviews. WHO. Who should you do an informational interview with? A professional currently in the position that you want in the future. A professional currently at the organization you hope […]