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19 – The Honest Truths About the U of O

Meme’s are the hot trend right now at the University of Oregon, and someone was genius enough to make a Facebook page dedicated to them. I have spent far too much time looking through all of these and have been guilty of laughing out loud in my room alone. I laugh cause they’re true.

I suggest checking ’em out. You won’t be disappointed.

Ain’t that the truth.

Also true. Happened to me last night.

Ahh the frustrations of getting 12 of the same flyer in a day.

Californians act like it’s better down there and yet here they all are. Go Ducks!

This is a daily occurrence in my classes.

The joy of getting a student ticket on the first try…almost never happens.

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10 – Fonts and Grammar, They’re an Art

Thank you Max Barkley for the inspiration for this post. As I was sitting next to this young man during class this evening I was peeking over his shoulder at a Facebook response he had given to one of his friends. Want to know what it said? And I quote… “Y?” My jaw dropped. We are journalism students. We know how to spell!

Majoring in journalism at the University of Oregon I now know better NEVER to do such a thing! I know people love to abbreviate, but come on, nothing drives me more crazy than that. I then proceeded to scold him for his wrong doing and went on to think about how fonts and grammar are forms of art. Although they may not seem like an art form to many, to journalists, they definitely are. I have become very picky of both of these topics now that I have learned so much about the both of them.

It is an art form to learn how to write beautifully and it is an art to make your writing look beautiful.

There is an interesting film made about the typeface Helvetica. Sounds boring right? I watched it for a class, and it ended up being much more entertaining than expected. Take a look at the trailer. If you feel like nerding out to a film about Helvetica, I recommend it.

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My Journey Through Public Relations…and Other Things

I want my blog to be a learning experience for me as well as for whoever reads it. I want to explore topics more deeply and becomebetter acquainted with the areas of journalism that interest me most. The main focuses for my blog will be event planning advertising, and fashion PR. I have always been interested in event planning and I think watching a fair amount of reality T.V. growing up opened my eyes to just how glamorous it can be. Although I am aware I probably won’t be landing a job party planning for the Oscars, it doesn’t hurt to dream a little! I think this goes hand in hand with my interest in fashion PR. The fashion industry is such a huge part of our culture today; I can’t help but imagine what it would be like to get to work closely with the fashion industry in one way or another.

Advertising has just recently become an interest of mine. Last winter I decided I wanted to double major in advertising through the School of Journalism and Communication. I am very interested and intrigued in how influential the advertising industry is among our culture and I am excited to learn more about it.

Aside from the classes I have taken at the University of Oregon haven’t had too much experience working in public relations. I am currently an intern for the March of Dimes working as an event planner/fundraiser. It is a non-profit organization that works to provide help and education to women to prevent premature births and defects. Interning for a non-profit organization has really opened my eyes to this part of public relations and has made me realize I probably don’t want to work for a non-profit in the future. I have a lot of respect for the people who do work for non-profits for their career but I just don’t think it’s for me. Working for the March of Dimes has taught me some very valuable things like the value of a budget and how important outside supporters are. I am excited for what my last year at the U of O will bring to me and am ready to step out into the “real world” and put my skills to the test.

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